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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,673
   Women3,136 (47.0%)
   Men3,537 (53.0%)
Graduate Students7,288


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate22% of 21,189 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.76
SAT Math746 average
720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading702 average
660-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing710 average
670-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$68,452
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$41,636
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


Pittsburgh Population306,211
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPittsburgh
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotScotty Dog


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
36.1% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.3% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students22.7% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.81 4.26 737 709 32
Low 2.70 2.70 520 540 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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• Carnegie Mellon is annually ranked among the most wired universities for its cutting-edge technological resources, including its wireless campus network.

• With its own active Scottish bagpipe band, Carnegie Mellon is the only school in the nation to offer a degree in Bagpipe Music.

• Carnegie Mellon students often use cafeteria trays as sleds during snowy winter nights, a tradition called "traying."

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