Carnegie Mellon University

Facts & Figures

School of Architecture

#11 Ranked Nationwide

Accredited B.Arch Programs
DesignIntelligence 2019–20

Top 10

in 9 of 12 Focus Areas
DesignIntelligence 2019–20

#9 Ranked Nationwide

Most Hired from Architecture Schools (20–49 graduates)
DesignIntelligence 2019–20

School of Art

#7 Ranked

MFA Program in the Country
U.S. News and World Report 2020

#1 Ranked

Program in Time-Based and New Media
U.S. News and World Report 2020

Alumni Artwork Found in

Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)
Centre George Pompidou (Paris)
Tate Modern (London)
and many, many others.

Faculty includes pioneers in new media (James Duesing, Suzie Silver, Golan Levin), leading practitioners of contextual practice (John Carson, Jon Rubin) and accomplished artists in more traditional media (Imin Yeh, Devan Shimoyama). Other alumni have gone on to highly successful creative careers at top technology and media companies including Pixar, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Activision.

School of Design

Top 5 School

For Over a Decade
U.S. News and World Report

#1 Ranked

Graduates Ability to Secure Design Jobs
LinkedIn 2016

100% Job Offers

For Design Masters Prior to Graduation
in Spring 2015

School of Drama

Oldest Drama School

In U.S. University Setting
Founded in 1914

122 Emmy Awards

Won by CFA Alumni

1st Exclusive Tonys Partner

In higher education
category since 2015

58 Tony Awards

Won by CFA Alumni

School of Music

Top 10 Music School Nationwide

Fiske Guide to Colleges and Universities

250 Annual Performance Events

Performed by Students and Faculty

22+ Members

Of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
As Distinguished Faculty Members

Alumni sit in orchestras around the world including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Prague Philharmonia, Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra (China).

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

13 Fulbright Fellowships

Since 2008

1/3 Study Abroad

In the Last 5 Years

91% Achieved Honors

2021 Graduating Class

Alumni scholars include Henry Luce, German Chancellor, National Science Foundation, and Rhodes.

Arts & Entertainment Management

#1 Ranked

in Analytics Education
Heinz College
INFORMS Prize, 2016

99% Scholarships

Received by Students

$1 Million

in Annual Economic Impact
and Service to Creative Industries

Arts and Entertainment Management has over 100 internship / job partners including Guggenheim Museum, Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Warner Brothers, SONY Music, Legendary Entertainment and Lionsgate Pictures. Students attend over 12 conferences annually, including South by Southwest, Sundance Film Festivals, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Museum Computer Network, League of American Orchestras and American Alliance of Museums.

Miller Institute for Contemporary Art

142 Exhibitions

Since Founding in 2000

 3,589 Artists + Producers

Since Founding in 2000

321 Events in 17 Cities

Since Founding in 2000

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

196 Grants Dispersed

Totaling $250,000+
for CMU Student, Staff and Faculty Projects

100+ Hosted

Guest Artists, Designers and Cultural Figures

Major International Awards

In New Media Arts Festivals
Ars Electronica, Sundance, Tribeca