CMU

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, United States
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  • Total Documents
    326
  • Class Notes
    192
  • Textbook Notes
    37
  • Study Guides
    97
  • Currently Enrolled
    613
  • Previously Enrolled
    598

Overview of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,896
    • Men:3,541 (51.3%)
    • Women:3,355 (48.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (CMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Carnegie Mellon University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA  15213-3891
Phone
(412) 268-2082
Fax
(412) 268-7838
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition/portfolio for fine arts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
22% of 20,497 applicants were admitted
Women
31% of 7,762 applicants were admitted
Men
17% of 12,735 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,805 (40%) of 4,550 admitted students enrolled
Women
928 (38%) of 2,418 admitted students enrolled
Men
877 (41%) of 2,132 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.77
375 And Above
61%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
85%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
700-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
77%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
33 average |32-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
86%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $55,465 (76.73311843725357%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,418 (19.946598785329883%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,400 (3.3202827774165433%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Carnegie Mellon University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003242
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,086 (64.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
742 (68.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
741 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
700 (94.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
99%
Average Award
$44,812
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 721 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,167
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 670 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,432
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 329 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
42 (2.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,030

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,206 (48.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,603 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,589 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,739 (67.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$43,182
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,509 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,531
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,359 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,387
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,147 (44.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
350 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,142

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,077
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,021

Part-Time Faculty


53

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


88%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
462
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Carnegie Mellon University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


85.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


88.8%

Programs & Majors (CMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, public management and policy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts Management, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Management and Software Engineering, Master of Science in Computational Finance, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, Master of Design, Master of Science, Master of Environmental Engineering and Management, Master of Music, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management, Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Master of Public Management, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Entertainment Technology, Master of Language Technologies, Master of Medical Management, Master of Sustainable Economic Development, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems Management, Master of Human-Computer Interaction, Master of Product Development, Master of Entertainment Industry Management

Master's Programs of Study (73)


  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • English
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Genetics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Rhetoric
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (CMU)

Location & Geography

Population


306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


153 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Pittsburgh

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


60% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scotty Dog
School Colors
Cardinal, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Carnegie Mellon University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,664

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,896
Women
3,355
Men
3,541

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 37.3% Asian
  • 5.3% Black/African-American
  • 10.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 34.4% White
  • 6.9% Unknown

International Students


22.5% from 57 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7,632

Student Resources (CMU)