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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Carnegie Mellon University, located in urban Pittsburgh, PA, is comprised of seven schools and colleges and is known for its programs in science and technology. This private institution, founded in 1900, has an active Greek life with several fraternity and sorority chapters. The Carnegie Mellon Tartans compete in the NCAA Division III competitions and the Kiltie Band performs at every home football game. Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research and can receive grants or summer fellowships to support research in their field of study. Randy Pausch, author of the New York Times best-selling book The Last Lecture, was a professor at Carnegie Mellon.

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Quick Facts

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2013-2014 Tuition

$46,962 Tuition and Fees


6279 undergraduate students
57% male / 43% female


January 1 application deadline
27.8% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1900

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, Other, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Multicultural Education, Educational Administration and Supervision, Other, Engineering, General, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Civil Engineering, Other, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Engineering, Other, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biophysics, Biometry/Biometrics, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Other, Statistics, General, Mathematical Statistics and Probability, Statistics, Other, Mathematics and Statistics, Other, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Systems Science and Theory, Biopsychology, Science, Technology and Society, Behavioral Sciences, International/Global Studies, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Applied and Professional Ethics, Architecture, Architectural History and Criticism, General, Architectural Technology/Technician, Architecture and Related Services, Other, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Economics, General, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, International Relations and Affairs, European Studies/Civilization, Russian Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Design and Visual Communications, General, Industrial and Product Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Stringed Instruments, Business Administration and Management, General, Business/Managerial Economics, History, General, History, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 6,279
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,073
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 130
Percent of male undergraduates: 57%
Percent of female undergraduates: 43%
Percent of international undergraduates: 18%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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