Pioneering Solutions for the World
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 92,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff.
CMU has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 113-year history.
Today, we are a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses.
Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientiﬁc, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creating things—from art to robots. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.
We have campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley, and degree-granting programs around the world, including Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
- In 2012, Times Higher Education of London ranked CMU No. 22 in the world, and No. 15 among U.S. universities.
- In a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll, job recruiters looking for new hires ranked CMU No. 1 in computer science, No. 4 in finance and No. 7 in business. CMU ranked 10 overall.
- Nearly 35 percent of CMU’s students are from 115 countries outside the US, giving the university one of the 10 most international student bodies, by percentage, among four-year U.S. institutions.
- CMU has ranked No. 1 among all US universities without a medical school in the number of startup companies created per research dollar spent since 2007. Find out more: CMU's Entrepreneurial ecosystem, helping to create startup companies-- Greenlighting Startups
- In the past 15 years, CMU faculty, students and alumni have created more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs.
- CMU is a world leader in robotics. CMU’s autonomous vehicle, Boss, earned the $2M prize for winning the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Now, CMU researchers are developing a flying car, and working to land and operate a robot on the moon through Google’s Lunar X Mission—a project that combines technology and art.
- CMU attracts award-winning talent. Current and former faculty and alumni are winning top awards in art, science and technology.
- With 100 percent of CMU’s electricity coming from green power sources, the university ranked as a green power leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Currently in the final stages, the university's "Inspire Innovation" campaign has already reached its $1 billion goal.
CMU consists of seven schools and colleges: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heinz College, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and the Tepper School of Business.
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