Carnegie Mellon University: Ranking & Review

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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

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

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

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
Engineering 351 879 130 1,360
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 168 954 35 1,157
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 100 413 8 521
Visual and Performing Arts 125 148 273
Physical Sciences 89 57 56 202
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 113 63 3 179
Mathematics and Statistics 127 40 11 178
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 5 134 4 143
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 63 54 16 133
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 77 77
Social Sciences 67 1 1 69
English Language and Literature & Letters 24 35 8 67
Architecture and Related Services 45 16 3 64
Health Professions and Related Programs 47 47
Psychology 27 3 6 36
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 23 23
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11 9 2 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 7 2 15
History 7 1 3 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5 5
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 population250,000 - 500,000
Phone4122682000
Fax+1 (412) 268 6929

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