Life at Carnegie Mellon University
Unlike most business schools, we do not have traditional departments. This means that both the Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon provide exceptional access — giving students open doors to campus-wide programs, coursework, clubs, and professors.
Visit our campus, and you might bump into a festooned bagpiper, lively robot or fast-moving Buggy. But what most visitors enjoy about the beautiful Carnegie Mellon campus is the unmistakable culture of innovation. Ideas, knowledge, discovery, and exploration are part of our DNA. Because Carnegie Mellon is a relatively small university (12,000 undergraduate and graduate students), it has a strong community where students and their ideas are given the freedom to explore.
A Community Marked by Innovation and Collaboration
Carnegie Mellon’s mission focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge, to serve our students and to encourage the exchange of ideas where discovery flourishes. Ultimately, it is these goals that help us solve the problems that matter in order that our graduates and faculty will make a difference in the lives of people around the globe.
Carnegie Mellon encourages all students to pursue innovation and collaboration, connecting and engaging with the multifaceted Carnegie Mellon community. Tepper School students are surrounded by high-achieving students pursuing exciting research in a wide variety of fields. The university has an exceptional reputation for world-class offerings in engineering, computer science, robotics, art and entertainment, life sciences, and music, and we ensure that there are no barriers for our students to experience and explore the entire campus.
"My Heart is in the Work"
The university was founded in 1900 by well-known industrialist Andrew Carnegie, whose motto was “my heart is in the work.” We live our founder’s motto each day through a commitment to exceptional standards of academic and research rigor as well as a commitment to every student’s desire to discover and achieve his or her personal and professional dreams and goals.