Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Campus

Carnegie Mellon prizes its reputation for exploration among its top-ranked disciplines. From engineering, computer science and robotics to art, music and theater, students and faculty alike collaborate across campus on courses, research and startups.

Spread over 140 acres of lush parkland on the southeast corner of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Mellon University boasts an urban campus with a distinctly rural feel. The university’s 50 academic, research and administrative buildings each features its own flair, from the grand hallways of the College of Fine Arts to the concrete behemoth that is Wean Hall.

Carnegie Mellon has a storied campus, full of fable and intrigue. Rumor has it that the original architect modeled the campus after a ship, with the expansive lawn between Baker Hall and Doherty Hall serving as the deck. Male students of Carnegie Tech used to meet with female students of Margaret Morrison Carnegie College at the Fence, a landmark that now serves as a billboard for announcements, well-wishes and even a few proposals. Anne Hathaway rode a high-tech motorcycle down the Mellon Institute steps as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s "The Dark Knight Rises."

Each of the university’s seven schools and colleges (College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Information Systems, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business) has left its own mark on the campus, and we encourage our students to explore what every one of them has to offer, from the incredible talent on display at the Purnell Center for the Arts to the innovative engineering taking place at the Robotics Institute. Carnegie Mellon produces some of the most groundbreaking work in the world, and no student should leave the school without seeing it firsthand.

The Tepper School of Business is housed within the Tepper QuadAs the largest building on the Carnegie Mellon campus, the Tepper Quad reflects a new model of collaborative business education. The 315,000-square-foot David A. Tepper Quadrangle will serves as the home of the Tepper School while intersecting with the other six Carnegie Mellon colleges and schools.