Carnegie Mellon University

In the Classroom

Choose Your Program. Change the World.

With more than 90 majors and minors available, Carnegie Mellon offers you the opportunity to choose a program and change the world. The Carnegie Mellon education is complete with hands-on experience and ground-breaking research with real world application — even in your first year. 

At Carnegie Mellon, you are more than a number. Students here have the opportunity to learn directly from individual professors in a team environment. And Carnegie Mellon's world-renowned faculty members are committed to your education, often available after hours for additional academic help.

With more than 50 academic, research, and administrative buildings, three libraries, and a first-of-its-kind wireless network, your learning is confined to nowhere. While the Pittsburgh campus is rich in history, Carnegie Mellon is also known for employing leading-edge technology. Our students have unparalleled access to state-of-the-art equipment.

Students are also encouraged to solve problems by collaborating with peers across disciplines and across campuses. Global exchanges generate new ideas at Carnegie Mellon and students are encouraged to take advantage of countless study abroad opportunities.

From its founding in 1900 as a technical school for Pittsburgh's working class sons and daughters to its position today as one of the top-ranked universities in the nation, Carnegie Mellon University gives its students an experience unlike anywhere else. 

Carnegie Mellon’s original campus design is said to have been modeled after a ship by the campus’s initial architect Henry Hornbostel. An actual ship's prow taken from the historic cruiser, the USS Pennsylvania, rests atop Roberts Hall, which overlooks Panther Hollow and the Carnegie Museum complex.

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