Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overview

Address5000 Forbes Avenue
School Websitewww.cmu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Carnegie Mellon University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 24,351 students applied to Carnegie Mellon University. Of those students, 4,170 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Carnegie Mellon University was $54,244, in addition to fees of $1,221. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University has a 89% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Carnegie Mellon University acceptance rate is 17%. To put this into perspective, 4,170 of the 24,351 students who applied to Carnegie Mellon University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Carnegie Mellon University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Carnegie Mellon University had an SAT score between the range of 1,450 and 1,550. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Carnegie Mellon University was between 33 and 35 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Carnegie Mellon University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Carnegie Mellon University, the tuition for in-state residents is $54,244. Combined with fees of $1,221, room and board costs of $14,418, other expenses of $1,400 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $72,283.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $55,465 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Carnegie Mellon University to $72,283 for out-of-state students.

Students at Carnegie Mellon University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Carnegie Mellon University was $6,908 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 15%.

Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University has a good gender split, with 49% of undergraduates being female and 51% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 72% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 10% of students come from in-state and 18% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Carnegie Mellon University is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Carnegie Mellon University to thrive in your studies.

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