Carnegie Mellon University

1,297 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Carnegie Mellon University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website
From Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is consistently ranked as a top-25 institution, world-renowned for its approach to education and research. Students become experts in fields ranging from business, the fine arts and computer science to humanities, the sciences and engineering. Whether students are in a lab, classroom or studio, left-brain and right-brain thinking unite within a collaborative, hands-on setting. Carnegie Mellon encourages students to think in new ways – to choose their program and change the world.

Carnegie Mellon University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
1340-1540
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,670/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,431/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,839/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,805/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,789/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,661/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,699Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    40%
  • Diligent
    28%
  • Nerdy
    20%
  • Geeky
    8%
  • Odd
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
74%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Intense
    48%
  • Requires commitment
    33%
  • Rewarding
    10%
  • ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A TARTAN!
    5%
  • Practical, Intense, Focused, Rewarding
    5%

After Carnegie Mellon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$72,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,297 reviews
  • Excellent
    236
  • Very Good
    441
  • Average
    498
  • Poor
    77
  • Terrible
    33
The administration is working really diligently to address a lot of the social and cultural problems that Carnegie Mellon traditionally has, but it's still very much a transitional period. We're finally starting to talk about issues like mental health, diversity, and sexual assault, which is an important starting place, but there's still a lot of work to be done. Nothing about Carnegie Mellon is easy. You don't come here to have fun. You come here because you really want to work to be the best, which you never will be.
  • Senior
  • 2 days ago
I love being part of such a passionate and hard-working community of people that are still willing to help each other out.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I thoroughly enjoy my time at CMU and look forward to returning in the fall.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago