Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 925-degree programs and 28 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 25%. The most popular test is SAT - 84% of students submitted it in comparison to 37% of students who submitted ACT. 62.6% are women, and 37.4% are men. 40% percents of international students. Carnegie Mellon University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Carnegie Mellon University is 31634$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $51422 and $63822 per year. 88% of full-time Carnegie Mellon University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $76,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Carnegie Mellon University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$31,634
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Carnegie Mellon University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,442
$30,001 - $48,000$20,850
$48,001 - $75,000$21,816
$75,001 - $110,000$29,800
$110,001+$42,672

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 7520

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    25%

    Types of financial aids

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    3182 of Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Carnegie Mellon University number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

    Students at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $76,200

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services

    7%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Carnegie Mellon University.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    88%
    ABOVE AVERAGE

    Carnegie Mellon University graduation rate is above the national average.

    88% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Carnegie Mellon University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    13 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Recommended:

    • Secondary school rank

    Neither required nor recommended:

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      25%

      In comparison to National Average

      Carnegie Mellon University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 47%.

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      25%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 63%, so Carnegie Mellon University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 38%.

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      25%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      30%

      Total

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      30%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      98%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The Carnegie Mellon University full-time retention rate is 98% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carnegie Mellon University students submitting SAT scores

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      84%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      2030 - 2300

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 650 - 740
      Math: 710 - 800
      Writing: 670 - 760

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carnegie Mellon University students submitting ACT scores

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      37%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      31 - 34

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 31 - 35
      Math: 31 - 35
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Carnegie Mellon University is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      10:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      5476
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      40%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Carnegie Mellon University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Carnegie Mellon University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Outside U.S..

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 5000 Forbes Ave address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Carnegie Mellon University with 0.35% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

      The percentage of crimes on Qatar

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      Qatar in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Carnegie Mellon University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Qatar is aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Carnegie Mellon University offers 925 programs in total: 367 are for Bachelor's degree, 315 - for Master's degree, 222 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Allegheny county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the few institutions in Allegheny that offers a Postbaccalaureate certificate program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 28 distance education programs that are provided in the Carnegie Mellon University: 22 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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      Carnegie Mellon University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5762 students with 182301 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 6236 with 210265 credit hours.

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      Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue

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      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +4122682000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: cmu.edu

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