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Carnegie Mellon University Overview

Carnegie Mellon University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Carnegie Mellon University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$57,606 Avg Cost After Aid
14% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Carnegie Mellon since the student to facuty ratio is 5 to 1.
  • Students at Carnegie Mellon have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Carnegie Mellon.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 92% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon makes roughly $111,064 a year. This is 172% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Carnegie Mellon to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Carnegie Mellon University?


Contact details for Carnegie Mellon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: 412-268-2000

How Do I Get Into Carnegie Mellon?

You can apply to Carnegie Mellon online at:

Admission Requirements for Carnegie Mellon

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Carnegie Mellon?

14% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
48% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Carnegie Mellon, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 14%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 11%, and the acceptance rate for women is 18%.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Carnegie Mellon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 760. Math scores were between 770 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 710 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 770 to 800 )
Carnegie Mellon received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 33 and 36. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 33 to 36 )
ACT Composite Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Carnegie Mellon University?

$57,606 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
0.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Carnegie Mellon is $57,606. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Carnegie Mellon, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,148 a year. That adds up to $28,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carnegie Mellon is 0.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,932 undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon, with 6,743 being full-time and 189 being part-time.


There are also 8,125 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,743 full-time undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Carnegie Mellon University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,266
Black or African American 262
Hispanic or Latino 661
White 1,572
International Students 1,228
Other Races/Ethnicities 754

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Carnegie Mellon University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at Carnegie Mellon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Carnegie Mellon University

241 Took All Classes Online
4,666 Took At Least One Class Online
-23.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 4,666 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Carnegie Mellon has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Carnegie Mellon

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Carnegie Mellon University was -23.8%. This is the #2,069 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Carnegie Mellon regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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