6,896
Students
Financial aid thermometer
43,182
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
22
22%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Carnegie Mellon University is a University institution located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
United States
Contact Mr. Greg Edleman
Director of Admission
Email: admission@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-2082
Fax: 412-268-7838

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,497
Applied
4,550
Accepted
6,896
Enrolled
22%
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Female Admissions

7,762
Females Applied
2,418
Females Accepted
31%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

12,735
Males Applied
2,132
Males Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
3.77
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Audition/portfolio for fine arts

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 15th
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 15th May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 760
SAT Math 730 800
ACT Composite 33 32 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,244
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Fees

1,221
Full-time student fees
14,418
Room & board
8,450
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

43,182
Avg. Financial Aid Package
44,812
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,071
Avg. Loan Aid
15,142
Avg. Grant Aid
37,531
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
94%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
67%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,896
Total undergrad students
23%
International Students
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.43%
Black or African American 4.12%
White or Caucasian 26.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.04%
Asian 28.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 3.96%
Other 5.37%

Gender

Male (51.35%)
Female (48.65%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 60%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Carnival, Homecoming and Drama Performances

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Safe Walk

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No

Faculty

1,074
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,021
Part-time - 53
Male - 768
Female - 306