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Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. Start the journey here.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

In Pittsburgh

Some say there are smart brains in Pittsburgh. Others say that Pittsburgh is the next big food town.

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And Around the Globe

You’ll find CMU locations nationwide — and worldwide. Silicon Valley. Qatar. Australia. To name a few.

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13,650 Students

Representing 114 Countries

1,423 Faculty

Representing 48 Countries

100,000+ Alumni

Representing 141 Countries

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#1 School of Computer Science

U.S. News & World Report, 2014

#1 Visual Communication & Multimedia

U.S. News & World Report, 2012

#1 Information & Technology Management

U.S. News & World Report, 2016

#3 School of Drama

The Hollywood Reporter, 2016

#5 College of Engineering

U.S. News & World Report, 2016

#10 Best for New Hires

Wall Street Journal, 2010

#22 University in the World

Times Higher Education, 2015-16

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