17%

Acceptance Rate

$39,213

Avg.Financial Aid

003242

FAFSA Code

About Carnegie Mellon University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,029

Website

www.cmu.edu/

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MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

5000 Forbes Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4122682000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Carnegie Mellon University at the 37th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

17%

SAT Range

1450 - 1550

ACT Range

33 - 35

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to CMU is difficult. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $75. The SAT score in the range of 1460-1560 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Carnegie Mellon University, must score 34 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 33 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890. To gather more information, they can call them at (412) 268-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$30,847

Average Annual Cost

$54,244

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,221

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,418

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,400

Total One Year Cost

$72,283

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CMU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $74,086 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($57,119), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($14,972), and budget for other expenses ($1,400) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

97%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$15,795

Faculty Overview

71%

Male Professors

29%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Computer Science

184 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

163 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

107 Graduates

Systems Science and Theory

92 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

76 Graduates

Statistics

76 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

60 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

57 Graduates

Economics

56 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

51 Graduates

Architecture

45 Graduates

Mathematics and Statistics, Other

43 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

42 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

40 Graduates

Psychology, General

38 Graduates

Chemistry

33 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

33 Graduates

Biology, General

32 Graduates

Materials Sciences

32 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

25 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

23 Graduates

Civil Engineering

22 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

22 Graduates

Mathematics

22 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

21 Graduates

Engineering, General

21 Graduates

Physics

21 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

20 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

20 Graduates

Music

20 Graduates

Philosophy

17 Graduates

Cognitive Science

15 Graduates

Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automat...

11 Graduates

History

10 Graduates

International/Global Studies

10 Graduates

Biopsychology

8 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

8 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

7 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

7 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

5 Graduates

Marketing

5 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

3 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

3 Graduates

Behavioral Sciences

1 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

1 Graduates

Computer Programming

1 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

1 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

1 Graduates

Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,589

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

28% White

6% Unknown

4% Black

9% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

18% Non Resident alien

31% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

72%

Out Of State

10%

In State

18%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,653 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 97% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

97%

Undergrads in College Housing

60%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,450/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,968/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,968/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tartan

School Colors

cardinal, grey, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

University Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

271

Total Female Athletes

161

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

34

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CMU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,972 per year for living on campus. Carnegie Mellon University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CMU costs around $5,968 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 51% male and 49% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$69,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$83,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,875

$30,875

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$186 - 320

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$39,213

Students Receiving Federal Grants

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,908

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,013

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$37,266

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$58,690

$30K - $48K

$56,452

$48K - $75K

$52,011

$75K - $110K

$41,820

> $110K

$21,142

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$93,729,338

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,724,701

In case the students at Carnegie Mellon University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $7,186, whereas the financial aid is $39,224. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $2,700 and institutional aid worth $39,224. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Carnegie Mellon University amount to $93,729,338 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $9,724,701.

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