Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Ranking

country rank: 25
world rank: 29

University Overview

Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1900 as a non-profit private higher education organization in the medium city of Pittsburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. There are also branch campuses for this institution in the following cities: Doha, Silicon Valley Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a big (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In a variety of fields of research, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) provides courses and programs leading to formally accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 120-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate ranges from 10% to 20%, rendering this US higher education institution extremely selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. CMU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, multimedia classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Carnegie Mellon University Ranking

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh 15213-3890 Pennsylvania United States
Tel +1 (412) 268 2000
Fax +1 (412) 268 6929
Other locations Silicon Valley, Doha

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh 15213-3890 (412) 268 2082

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Carnegie Mellon University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 617,175 physical volumes, 48,998 physical media, 85,378 digital/electronic medium and 723 licensed digital/electronic databases. Carnegie Mellon University's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes Carnegie Mellon University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,078 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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