Carnegie Mellon University: Ranking & Review

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Pittsburgh
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United States
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World
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11520
Top 1%

Carnegie Mellon University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate22%17%31%
Applicants20,49712,7357,762
Admissions4,5502,1322,418
Enrolled undergraduates1,676819857
Enrolled total (including graduate students)13,8698,0735,796

1,311 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

37 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,169
Percent of students submitting SAT scores70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
730
Math
765

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores859
Percent of students submitting ACT scores51%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
33
ACT Math
33

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $70.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Carnegie Mellon University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$70,094$70,094
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,784 and other expenses per full academic year.

Carnegie Mellon University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,146 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$52,732$52,732
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,178$1,178
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$733$733
Tuition for Full-time graduates$42,563$42,563
Fees for full-time graduates$834$834
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$592$592

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering3518791301,360
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services168954351,157
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1004138521
Visual and Performing Arts125148273
Physical Sciences895756202
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies113633179
Mathematics and Statistics1274011178
Public Administration and Social Service Professions51344143
Biological and Biomedical Sciences635416133
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7777
Social Sciences671169
English Language and Literature & Letters2435867
Architecture and Related Services4516364
Health Professions and Related Programs4747
Psychology273636
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2323
Philosophy and Religious Studies119222
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics67215
History71311
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Education
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total1,3512,9432884,582

A total of 1,351 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,231 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate89%88%91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 96%

General info

Alternative namesCMU
Carnegie Mellon
Founded1900
MottoMy heart is in the work
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, gray, tartan plaid
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,234
Instructional FTE1,335
Research FTE144
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.cmu.edu
Address5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213-3890
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population301,000
Phone4122682000
Fax+1 (412) 268 6929

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