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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Office of Admission - Warner Hall 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA USA 15213

Founded in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally established as the Carnegie Technical Schools, CMU has its roots in technology and industrial development. Its programs in engineering and computer science are highly regarded nationwide, and its College of Fine Arts has produced numerous famous actors and directors. Notable alumni include lead designer of Java programming language James Gosling, NASA astronaut and Challenger crewmember Judith Resnick, and award-winning actor Blair Underwood.

Ranked 24 in the nation, CMU is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 17%, and its graduation rate is 89%. CMU’s tuition rate is $57,560 per year, plus fees. Over 14,500 students are enrolled, representing more than 100 countries. CMU offers over 80 undergraduate majors and over 80 graduate programs. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

On campus, students participate in over 300 clubs and organizations, including more than 20 fraternities and sororities. CMU is home to many time-honored traditions, such as the Kiltie Band, the Spring Carnival, and the Buggy Sweepstakes. All are designed to create a sense of belonging, promote community, and provide innovative ways for students to develop their skills. Home to ten colleges, Pittsburgh is a welcoming and lively city for students. Known as one of the best cities for young adults and for entrepreneurs, Pittsburgh gives CMU students plenty of opportunity for growth and learning. Big businesses like Google and Apple are located here, as well as successful startups like Duolingo and 4Moms. When students aren’t on campus, they enjoy the Steel City’s vibrant nightlife and extensive bike-friendly paths and trails.

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