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.
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), CMU alumni became the innovators of their generation who made a difference in the world.
"My heart is in the work." Andrew Carnegie
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17 NCAA Division III athletic teams
Schools and Colleges
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.
Aveiro & Coimbra, Portugal
Los Angeles, U.S.
Minho & Porto, Portugal
Silicon Valley, U.S.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students — 13,285
98,000 in nearly 130 countries around the world; 79 alumni chapters worldwide
First-Year Tuition, Room and Board (2015 - 2016)
Room and Board: $12,830
Financial Aid (2014 - 2015)
Nearly half of all undergraduate students receive financial aid at CMU, which provided more than $70 million in financial aid to students.