The School of Architecture provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry.
BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE The five-year curriculum leads to a NAAB-accredited professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree and a broad range of career opportunities.
The School of Architecture is seeks innately curious, thoughtful, creative students with strong academic records and emergent leadership abilities. We’ve found that successful architecture applicants have a variety of qualifications, including strengths in the following areas:
- Strong Academic Record – Demonstrated by secondary school transcript, class rank, SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing scores, and the submission of two SAT Subject Test scores: either Math I or II AND either Physics or Chemistry.
- Creative Ability – Demonstrated by the required submission of the architecture portfolio of creative work or the architecture design project.
- Interpersonal and Leadership Skills – Demonstrated by awards and honors, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, service, and personal statements.