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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%

About Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University is a prestigious global research university known for its interdisciplinary programs in business, computing, engineering, policy, science and the arts and humanities. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, and rich in cultural heritage, CMU lives at the intersection of technology and humanity, offering an experiential education with collaborative, hands-on learning within 110+ majors.

As the birthplace of the first AI computer program in the 1950s, CMU continues to lead the industry in artificial intelligence education, robotics and innovation, while also providing premiere education in the arts and humanities. CMU was the first place of higher learning to grant a degree in drama, and one of the first with a School of Computer Science. Today, CMU’s School of Computer Science is ranked among the top in the world, and its School of Fine Arts’ drama alumni have earned 60 Tonys to date. Other distinguished majors include engineering, business and architecture.

Whether you’re a maker, a mobilizer, a dreamer or a developer, CMU is a community of difference-makers, where you'll be embraced and encouraged to pursue all kinds of interests. To become a Tartan is to join an exceptional community of scholars that values diverse thought and understands the value of developing a global view alongside a world-class education.


Carnegie Mellon University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon was founded in 1900. The university enrolls around 16,779 students a year, including 7,509 undergraduate students.

Carnegie Mellon Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Carnegie Mellon. In 2022, Carnegie Mellon accepted 11% of applicants. Out of 34,261 applications received in 2022, 3,873 students were offered admission.

Carnegie Mellon University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 50.5%

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College Info

5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891

Campus Setting: Urban

Carnegie Mellon Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carnegie Mellon is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carnegie Mellon is Feb 15.

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Carnegie Mellon SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1500 - 1560


Math SAT Range

770 - 800


Reading SAT Range

720 - 770

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Wondering what life at Carnegie Mellon is like? There are approximately 16,779 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, including 7,509 undergraduate students and 9,270 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from PA and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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