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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The main campus in Pittsburgh as seen from the 36th floor of the Cathedral of Learning. credit: Dllu
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,069 Undergraduates
22% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15213-3890
(412) 268-2000
www.cmu.edu/

Andrew Carnegie, who ran the world's largest steel producing company, emigrated from Scotland to the U.S. in 1848. He gave $1 million to establish a technical institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he lived. That eventually became Carnegie Mellon University, which is one of the top private research schools in the nation known for its impressive science and engineering programs. It sits on 140 acres and is three miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Faculty and alumni have included 20 Nobel Prize Laureates, 22 Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 114 Emmy Award winners, seven Academy Award winners and 12 Turing Award winners. Notable alumni are businessman David Tepper, artist Andy Warhol, singer Josh Groban, actors Ted Danson and Josh Gad, Josh Forbes Nash (the subject of “A Beautiful Mind”), composer Stephen Schwartz and actress Holly Hunter. The school colors are black, grey, white and cardinal, and the mascot is Scotty the Scottie Dog. Its sports affiliations include NCAA Division III UAA, ACHA and IRA, and has varsity football, track and cross country, volleyball and cricket. The official motto is from Andrew Carnegie himself who said, “My heart is in the work.”

Location

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania , and the 26th-largest in the U.S. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

98%

Live On Campus

79

New Transfer Students

Admissions
22%

Acceptance Rate

34%

Enrollment Yield

1380-1550

SAT Range

21,189

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$35,250

Typical Cost

$53,910

Average Tuition

55%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$25,000

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

51

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

333

Doctorates Awareded

Computer Science

Top Major

13

Faculty Awards

39

National Academy Members

215

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 250 offered

Greek Life:

Important, one in five students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

University Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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