Carnegie Mellon University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, PA, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.
Founded in 1900, Carnegie Mellon currently enrolls around 14,189 students a year, including 7,073 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
Carnegie Mellon's endowment was valued at $2,068,860,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Carnegie Mellon spends about $34,441.
Acceptance rate: 17%
Average GPA: 3.85
Offers early decision.
Doesn't offer early action.
Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Carnegie Mellon is January 1
All regular decision applicants should hear back April 1.
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Carnegie Mellon is a extremely difficult school to get accepted to. Around 17 percent of all applicants are admitted to Carnegie Mellon each year. Out of 26,189 applications received, 4,524 students received an admissions offer.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.85 /4.0.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Carnegie Mellon, around 96 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,474 students who started at Carnegie Mellon as first-time freshman, 1,171 graduate within four years.
Around 96 percent of students who started at Carnegie Mellon earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $30,395 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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The deadline to apply to Carnegie Mellon for Fall 2022 is January 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carnegie Mellon is Jan 4.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carnegie Mellon is Feb 15.
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Wondering what life at Carnegie Mellon is like? There are approximately 14,799 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, including 7,022 undergraduate students and 7,777 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from PA and 86% percent of students are from other states.
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