Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


Carnegie Mellon University is a private institution established in 1900 with urban setting located at Pittsburg. It is ranked 24 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges.It practices semester-based academic calendar. Only freshmen are required to live on campus, but the university guarantees housing for all four years, and the majority of students choose to remain on campus. Carnegie Mellon is known for its programs in science and technology, but its seven schools and colleges include a College of Fine Arts and College of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

#24 in National Universities
Location Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1900
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
7,509 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,465
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,465
Room and Board Fees $17,468
$86,423 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


11% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

102 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$58,579 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$53,938 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $80,540
37% Students with need received Financial Aid
87.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application April 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility U.S. citizens or permanent resident freshmen
Minimum Criteria Academic achievements
Requirement for maintenance satisfactory academic progress and full-time enrollment
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Four-Year Scholarship Program
Total Worth full tuition and university fees, $750 for textbooks per year, uniforms, and a $250 per month
Details This stipend then increases to $300 during their sophomore year, $350 for their junior year and $400 for their senior year. Midshipmen must complete the university-approved curriculum of their choice, including courses in calculus and calculus-based physics (Navy Option Only), and specified courses in naval science subjects. Paid summer training periods are also provided. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a nationwide competition before the start of the freshman year. Midshipmen commissioned through the scholarship programs become officers in the Navy or Marine Corps and incur a four-year active duty obligation in a selected area of the naval service.
Army ROTC Scholarships
Total Worth four, three and two year full scholarships with additional annual allowances of $900 for books and a monthly stipend.
Details High school, undergraduate and incoming two-year graduate students are eligible to apply.


7,509 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
76% Students graduate within 6 years