Carnegie Mellon University

Rankings

College and university rankings continue to proliferate, but their value to individuals and to the institutions remains a subject of some debate. Some rankings are designed purely for entertainment, little more than Internet photo galleries. Others make a more serious effort at collecting information.

Even where rankings do collect objective statistics such as test scores or costs, the choice of which factors to include in a ranking, and how those factors are weighted, remains subjective. The effects of those methodologies, and the reasons for those choices, are not always readily apparent.

For prospective students, families, potential staff and faculty who are deciding whether to invest time and resources in an institution, it is essential that you decide what factors are important to your success and the outcomes you seek. Those will include some objective information, which you can find on the pages of the Carnegie Mellon University website, or on sites for which CMU provides information, such as IPEDS College Navigator or collegedata.com. Your decision should also take into account your own assessment about programs, culture and opportunities for growth.

Rankings data available through this site include:

U.S. News & World Report
    Undergraduate Rankings
    Graduate Rankings

University Rankings
    Times Higher Education World University Rankings & World Reputation Rankings
    QS World University Rankings
    Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiaotong University
    The Princeton Review
    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best Values for Private Colleges
    MONEY's Best Colleges
    Fiske Guide to Colleges   
    Animation Career Review 

Undergraduate Rankings
    U.S. News & World Report
    LinkedIn
    The Princeton Review
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    The Hollywood Reporter
    DesignIntelligence 
    Architectural Record Magazine    

Graduate School Rankings
     U.S. News & World Report
     Bloomberg Businessweek
     Financial Times
     The Economist
     QuantNet
     Advanced Trading Magazine
     Forbes
     The Hollywood Reporter
     DesignIntelligence
     The Princeton Review
  
Green Rankings
     Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Purchasers
     The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
     Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools

    
U.S. News & World Report Historical Rankings Summary - Download PDF
Rankings Summary - Download PDF


Contact Abby Simmons in Media Relations at abbysimmons@cmu.edu or 412-268-4290 with rankings questions.