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 25 in National Universities in 2018 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.

#25 in National Universities
Location Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1900
Selectivity High
Size Medium
6,533 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 $14,418
$81,800 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


22% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.69 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
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$44,812 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$41,167 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,283
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
99% 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

Army ROTC Scholarships
Total Worth full tuition and fees plus $1,200 per year for books, a monthly stipend of $300 to $500 per month
Details The Army ROTC program offers two, three and four year scholarships based on student merit.
Naval-Marine Corps ROTC Scholarships
Total Worth full tuition and fees, $750 per year for books, and a monthly stipend of $250 to $400
Details The Naval ROTC program offers two, three and four year scholarships based on competitive national and regional selection.


6,533 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
89% Students graduate within 6 years