Known for its interdisciplinary focus and global reach, Carnegie Mellon University was recently named one of the “New Ivies” and has become one of the top schools in the country. With expertise in subjects that breach traditional disciplinary boundaries, like computational finance and behavioral economics, CMU is a forward thinking institution that harnesses it’s students’ intellectual curiosity and tireless work ethic. The university recognizes that ideas do not have boundaries, and thus has degree programs in ten countries and campuses in Doha, Qatar and Silicon Valley, California. With seven colleges and independent schools as well as research centers like the Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Software Engineering Institute, the school remains true to Scottish industrialist and founder Andrew Carnegie’s belief in the power of education to improve lives and communities.
|Admissions Phone||412 268-2082|
|Codes||SAT: 2074 ACT: 3534 FAFSA: 003242 CSS Profile: 2074|
|Location||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Large city in the Southwest corner of Pennsylvania|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Tartan|
|Enrollment||~6,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration|
|Student Life||Paying homage to Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish industrialist who founded the university over a hundred years ago, the school newspaper is called the Tartan, the mascot is a Scottish Terrier and if they so choose, students can get a degree in bagpipe music. Student life involves a serious Greek scene, over 200 student clubs and longstanding traditions like the Buggy Sweepstakes.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall and Spring|
|Crossover||Northwestern, Caltech, MIT, Stanford|
|Other||Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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