Carnegie Mellon Press Releases

Back to Press Releases

Carnegie Mellon News Service Home Page

Carnegie Mellon Today

8 1/2 x 11 News

News Clips

Web News Stories

Calendar of Events

Press Release

Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
February 21, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Fall 2005 Tuition Set; Increase Is 3.26 Percent

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has announced a 3.26 percent increase in undergraduate tuition. Tuition will be $31,650 for students entering in fall 2005.

The university announced that room costs would increase to $5,187, a 4.49 percent increase. Board costs will rise 4 percent to $3,696. The university's Board of Trustees authorized the increases at its Feb. 18 meeting.

The overall cost to attend Carnegie Mellon including tuition, room, board and fees will be $40,927 for students entering in fall of 2005.

Tuition for students who entered Carnegie Mellon prior to fall 2003 will be $31,185, also reflecting the 3.26 percent increase. These students entered Carnegie Mellon under a tiered tuition scale.

One of the nation's top research universities, Carnegie Mellon uses tuition to sustain and grow the kind of programs that allow it to compete for outstanding students and faculty. Tuition also supports expansion of undergraduate education initiatives and improvement of teaching and student facilities.

"We offer the best possible learning environment for our students. The student experience here extends beyond the classroom into all aspects of student life," said Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Mellon Vice President for Enrollment William Elliott pointed out that applications for admission to Carnegie Mellon continue to set records. As of Feb. 1, Carnegie Mellon had received 15,436 applications for the 1,360 spots available in the 2005 freshman class. That is an increase of 15 percent from last year.


Other Carnegie Mellon News || Carnegie Mellon Home