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Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 15213-3890 
Phone: 
(412)268-2000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

14%

Admissions Yield

43%

Applicants Total

32,896

Admissions Total

4,453

ENROLLMENT

Carnegie Mellon University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,932 and a student faculty ratio of 5:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
1,998
Total Enrollment
15,057
Undergraduate Enrollment
6,932
Graduate Enrollment
8,125
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
97
Student-to-faculty Ratio
5
Enrolled Total
1,896

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Carnegie Mellon University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $75
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $58,924
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $77,474
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $77,474

ACT Requirements​

22%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Carnegie Mellon University scored between a 1480 – 1560 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1520. Roughly 48% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
48%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
710
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
760
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
770
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
800

Admissions Criteria

The Carnegie Mellon University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Required
Secondary school rank
Considered but not required
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
10%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
23%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
34%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

59% of students at Carnegie Mellon University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $39,421. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

59%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$39,421

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$37,450

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Carnegie Mellon University has an average graduation rate of 79% within 4 years and 93% within 6 years. At Carnegie Mellon University, 1,603 students earn a bachelors, 3,012 receive a master’s, and 333 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 22% of the student body are from foreign countries,12% in-state, and 67% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
12%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
67%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
22%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
1,603
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
3,012
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
333
Graduation rate, total cohort
93
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
79
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
93