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 11,000 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 Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
The university is in the midst of "Inspire Innovation: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University," which aims to build its endowment, support faculty, students and innovative research, and enhance the physical campus with equipment and facility improvements.
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.
"My heart is in the work." Andrew Carnegie
Jared L. Cohon
Cardinal, with black, gray and white
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.
Aveiro & Coimbra, Portugal
Los Angeles, U.S.
Minho & Porto, Portugal
Silicon Valley, U.S.
Undergraduate — 6,178
Graduate — 5,777
Total — 11,955
88,800 in nearly 130 countries around the world; 79 alumni chapters worldwide
University Operation Expenses (FY'11)
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First-Year Tuition, Fees, Room and Board (2012 - 2013)
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.