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About 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 13,000 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.

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.

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"My heart is in the work."
— Andrew Carnegie

Official Mascot
Scottish Terrier

University President
Subra Suresh

School Colors
Cardinal and Gray

17 NCAA Division III athletic teams

Schools & Colleges

Main Campus Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Global Locations
With more than a dozen degree-granting locations, and more than 20 research partnerships, Carnegie Mellon has an international identity.

Total Enrollment (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 13,285
Undergraduate Students: 6,237
Graduate Students: 7,048

Total Faculty (Fall 2014)

98,000 in nearly 130 countries around the world; 79 alumni chapters worldwide

First-Year Tuition, Room & Board (2015–2016)
Tuition: $49,610
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.

Rankings & 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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