Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

40 ratings

About Carnegie Mellon University

Founded in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University is a Private college. Located in Pittsburgh, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,283 full time undergraduate students, and 6,975 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

17%
"We're apathetic"
35%
"We know about current events and vote"
39%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
8%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
3%
"We save it for the classroom"
12%
"Sometimes, but not often"
40%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
45%
"All the time, including weekends"
4%
"It's not really our thing"
15%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
43%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
38%
"We're a very artistic group"
2%
"I'm always terrified"
2%
"I only go out in groups"
22%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
73%
"I feel extremely safe"
77%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
22%
"We bought the gear"
1%
"We live for the big game"
2%
"Haven't met them"
9%
"Available in class"
56%
"They keep regular office hours"
33%
"They're always available"
7%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
49%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
42%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
2%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
3%
"We're not into drinking at all"
23%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
62%
"We only party on weekends"
11%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
16%
"Never, we're here to learn"
54%
"There might be people who do"
26%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
4%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions at CMU are considered Most Selective, with 21% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 92% were in the top quarter, and 75% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $75 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 1380 - 1550

Reading & Writing 660 - 750
Math 720 - 800
SAT Community Homepage

ACT Range: 31 - 34

English 31 - 35
Math 31 - 35
ACT Community Homepage

Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

6,283

Total Undergrad Enrollment

6,975

Total Grad Students

70%

Out-Of-State

10%

In-State

20%

International

Organizations

279

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

36%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
30%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
30%

Academics

The Carnegie Mellon University Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 1169 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Carnegie Mellon University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $66,580. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $13,270 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,000. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $52,310. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$52,310

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$13,270

Room and Board

66,580

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,855
$30 - $48K
$18,849
$48 - $75K
$23,449
$75 - $110K
$32,345
$110K & UP
$46,883

Financial Aid

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

55% of students attending Carnegie Mellon University receive some sort of financial aid. 11% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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