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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts.

More than 12,000 students in the university's seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

A global university, Carnegie Mellon's main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California's Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.

History
Since its founding in 1900 by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University has focused on finding real solutions to the problems facing society. Whether they attended Carnegie Technical Schools (1900-1912), Carnegie Institute of Technology (1912-1967) or Carnegie Mellon University (1967-present), our alumni became the innovators of their generation who made a difference in the world.

Nickname
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Motto
"My heart is in the work." Andrew Carnegie

Official Mascot
Scottish Terrier

University President
Subra Suresh

School Colors
Cardinal, with black, gray and white

Athletics
17 NCAA Division III athletic teams

Schools and Colleges
Carnegie Institute of Technology (College of Engineering)
College of Fine Arts
Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Tepper School of Business
H. John Heinz III College (Information Systems and Public Policy)
Mellon College of Science
School of Computer Science

Main Campus Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Degree-Granting Locations
Adelaide, Australia
Athens, Greece
Aveiro & Coimbra, Portugal
Doha, Qatar
Kobe, Japan
Lisbon, Portugal
Los Angeles, U.S.
Madeira, Portugal
Minho & Porto, Portugal
Mexico
Silicon Valley, U.S.
Singapore

Total Enrollment
Undergraduate — 6,178
Graduate — 5,777
Total — 11,955

Alumni
88,800 in nearly 130 countries around the world; 79 alumni chapters worldwide

University Operation Expenses (FY'11)
$909.7 Million

Sponsored Research (FY'11)
$360.9 Million

First-Year Tuition, Fees, Room and Board (2012 - 2013)
Residents $57,310
Commuters $45,760

Financial Aid (2011 - 2012)
Nearly half of all undergraduate students receive financial aid at CMU, which provided more than $70 million in financial aid to students.

Rankings and Awards

Recognized for academic excellence, groundbreaking research and interdisciplinary collaboration, Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks among the world's top universities.
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Notable accolades for faculty, staff students and alumni.
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