Carnegie Mellon University

country rank  19
world rank  19

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University Overview

Established in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Pittsburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Silicon Valley, Doha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 118 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym CMU
Founded 1900
Motto My heart is in the work
Colours Cardinal, gray and tartan plaid

University Location

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh (population range: 250,000-499,999)
15213-3890 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (412) 268 2000
F +1 (412) 268 6929
Other locations Silicon Valley, Doha

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh 15213-3890
+1 (412) 268 2082

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Carnegie Mellon University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1921


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Affiliations

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018