Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Website: www.cmu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,896
Undergraduate
Students
(48.7%) 3,355 Women
(51.3%) 3,541 Men
7,632
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
22% of 20,497 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.77
SAT Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,283
Tuition and Fees
$55,465
Room and Board
$14,418
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Freshman Award
$44,812
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,077
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,021
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scotty Dog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
37.3% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.4% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
22.5% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
Phone
(412) 268-2082
Fax
(412) 268-7838
E-mail
undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition/portfolio for fine arts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
22% of 20,497 applicants were admitted
Women
31% of 7,762 applicants were admitted
Men
17% of 12,735 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,805 (40%) of 4,550 admitted students enrolled
Women
928 (38%) of 2,418 admitted students enrolled
Men
877 (41%) of 2,132 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
25% of 1384 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
5,609
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,834
Students Admitted From Wait List
4

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.77
3.75 and Above
61%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
85%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
77%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
86%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 74%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,283
Tuition and Fees
$55,465
Room and Board
$14,418
Books and Supplies
$2,400
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003242
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,086 (64.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
742 (68.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
741 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
700 (94.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Award
$44,812
Need-Based Gift
Received by 721 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,167
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 670 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,432
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 329 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (2.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,030

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,206 (48.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,603 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,589 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,739 (67.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$43,182
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,509 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,531
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,359 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,387
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,147 (44.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
350 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,142

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,077
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, public management and policy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,021
Part-Time Faculty
53
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
88%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
462
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts Management, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Management and Software Engineering, Master of Science in Computational Finance, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, Master of Design, Master of Science, Master of Environmental Engineering and Management, Master of Music, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management, Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Master of Public Management, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Entertainment Technology, Master of Language Technologies, Master of Medical Management, Master of Sustainable Economic Development, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems Management, Master of Human-Computer Interaction, Master of Product Development, Master of Entertainment Industry Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • English
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Genetics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Rhetoric
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctorate of Design, Doctor of Arts

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Women's Studies

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
153 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Safe Walk

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scotty Dog
School Colors
Cardinal, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
baseball, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,896
Women
3,355 (48.7%)
Men
3,541 (51.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,664
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
37.3% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.4% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
22.5% from 57 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,632

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
85.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 6%
Engineering 5%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%

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