Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
4-year
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Questions and Answers about Carnegie Mellon University

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2 months ago
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
Is Carnegie Mellon University set up to make commuting easy?
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What is the job placement rate of recent graduates from Carnegie Mellon University?
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3 months ago
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Majors offered at Carnegie Mellon University

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Statistics
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering

Academics at Carnegie Mellon University

1450-1550
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
33-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (17% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Carnegie Mellon University demographics

23% White
18% Asian
6% Hispanic
3% Black
2% Multiracial
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Common careers for Carnegie Mellon University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer140k
Software Engineer117k
Data Scientist102k
Software Developer92k
User Experience Designer90k
UX Designer84k
Mechanical Engineer79k
Based on 17,409 student responses
78.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
136.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
66%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Carnegie Mellon University

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Student reviews of Carnegie Mellon University

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100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Close to activities in a city
Welcoming student body
Helpful career services
Great internship and research opportunities
Chloe Lai
Ultimate Frisbee
Research
Hiking And Backpacking

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I've really enjoyed my experience but it was weird with COVID. I appreciated the academics and career opportunities. The Carnegie Mellon name really helps with getting internships

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Very tech-focused

Gracee Swatsworth
Singing
Archery
Piano
Art + 2 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

Very accepting, most teachers are lenient, however, coursework is often very tough and there's a lot of it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Very stressful and expensive

Levi Chaplin-Loebell
Makeup and Beauty
Writing
Poetry
Art + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

You will make important connections and friendships and you will find yourself challenged by the academic content of your classes. You will encounter new ideas and new people. Particularly for those looking to work in the theatre industry, this is an incredible career opportunity. The SoD is a lot more insular of a community than the rest of the university, and it comes with its own challenges and rewards.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

What you see is what you get. When determining if CMU is the right school for you, I recommend you think long and hard about what kind of experience you're after. This is a top 25 school with a long legacy. Be prepared to deal with a large and established institution. This means bureaucratic processes can be impersonal, complicated, and frustrating. Trying to enact change in your community will also be very difficult. The university has military and governmental ties and funding, and a heavy police presence. The trade-off for this is that you will be connected to many resources and opportunities, and a degree that impresses most employers.

Julian Rodriguez
Rowing
Rock Climbing
Electric Guitar
Coding And Computer Science

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a computer-centered academic experience like no other, everyone gets some experience in programming in some way or another.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Social life can be a little dull if you don't get involved with on-campus clubs and activities.

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