School of Architecture
The study of architecture at Carnegie Mellon is an exciting, multi-disciplinary activity that synthesizes design creativity, social responsibility, historical perspective, technical excellence and global environmental vision. The five-year curriculum leads to an accredited professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and a broad range of career opportunities.
The School of Architecture is seeking students with diverse backgrounds, interests and creative potential, as well as a distinct passion for architecture in all its many facets. We have found that successful architecture students have a variety of qualifications, including:
- Strong Academic Record - Demonstrated by secondary school transcript, class rank, SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing scores, and two SAT Subject Tests, including Math, and either Physics or Chemistry.
- Creative Ability - Demonstrated by a portfolio of creative work, as well as other artistic endeavors based on synthesis and innovation.
- Interpersonal and Leadership Skills - Demonstrated by awards and honors, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, service and a personal statement.
The School of Architecture believes in the value of personal contact to ensure the success of admission decisions. In general, everyone is best served by an on-campus visit with both the Office of Admission and the School of Architecture to get to know the university and the school, as well as faculty, staff and students. The School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University invites prospective students to visit our School. To schedule an appointment or for more information about visiting the School of Architecture, please visit our website.
If you have any questions about the architecture admission process, the online questionnaire or the submission process for creative work, please contact Alexis McCune, Coordinator of Student Programs in the School of Architecture by email.