Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University


Graduates

  • 60% have a job after 6 months
  • 80% have a job after 1 year
  • 95% have a job after 2 years

Tuition

$33,448 / year

Room and Board

$8,970

Application deadline

January 1

Application fee

$60




Educational Resources

Libraries

MILLION BOOK PROJECT, POSNER BOOK COLLECTION, DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF SENATOR JOHN HEINZ, ALAN NEWELL, HERBERT SIMON, AND CLIFFORD SHULL, THE HUNT FINE BINDINGS COLLECTION, THE TECHNICAL REPORT COLLECTION, THE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMIC LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, INC. (PALCI)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,066,057 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 21,370 current serial subscriptions.
  • 995,293 microforms.
  • 227,540 Audio/Visual items.
  • 109,119 e-books.

Museums & Art

ART GALLERIES, THEATRE, BOTANICAL INSTITUTE, EXTENSIVE LAB FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, RARE BOOK COLLECTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CENTER, RECORDING STUDIOS, ROBOTICS INSTITUTE, DESIGN STUDIOS, PHOTO SHOOT STUDIO AND DARKROOMS, RADIO STATION, COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION CENTER, LEED-CERTIFIED GREEN RESIDENCE HALL, CAMPO GARDEN, OBSERVATORY, WOOD SHOPS

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 388 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all school buildings and on all school property

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 67% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 32 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: MLK DAY CELEBRATION, SPRING CARNIVAL, BUGGY, GREEK SING, MOSAIC, SPIRIT FASHION SHOW, ONE NIGHT IN BEIJING, LUNAR GALA, HOMECOMING, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, DANCE MARATHON, RELAY FOR LIFE, ASIAN NIGHT MARKET, DANCERS SYMPOSIUM FALL AND SPRING SHOWS, MAYUR, CULTURE NIGHT
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 225 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: ETA KAPPA NU, TAU BETA PI - PENNSYLVANIA GAMMA CHAPTER, ORDER OF OMEGA, MORTAR BOARD SR. HONOR SOCIETY, LAMBDA SIGMA - ETA CHAPTER
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) CHRISTIANS ON CAMPUS, JOYFUL NOISE, MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CARNEGIE MELLON, NEWMAN CLUB, AGAPE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY, ASIAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, CROSS-SEEKERS/BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRY, INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP PROTESTANT INTERDENOMINATIONAL, ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, HILLEL, INTERFAITH COUNCIL, KOREAN UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (KUPC), LUTHERN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP, LUTHERN STUDENT MOVEMENT, ALPHA OMEGA
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ASSOC. FOR INDIA'S DEVELOPMENT (AID), BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION (BGSO), HONG KONG STUDENTS' ASSOC. , MAYUR, PERSIAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PSO), RUSSIAN HOUSE, SALSA, SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (SHPE), SIAM - THAI STUDENTS ASSOC. , AWARENESS OF ROOTS IN CHINESE CULTURE (ARCC), ARAB STUDENT ORGANIZATION, ASIAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, ASIAN STUDENT ASSOC. , BUDAYA - MALAYSIAN STUDENTS ASSOC. , INTERNATIONAL STUDENT UNION, JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS, OM, SINGAPORE STUDENT ASSOC. , TAIWANESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, SPIC MACAY, ARMENIAN STUDENTS ORGANIZATION, CHINESE STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ASSOCIATION (CSSA), CHABAD HOUSE, COLUMBIA EN PITTSBURGH, EUROPEAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION, FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS CLUB, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ORGANIZATION/MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB, ISRAEL ON CAMPUS (IOC), JAPANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (JSA), KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (KSA), MINORITY ASSOCIATION OF PRE-MED STUDENTS (MAPS), SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SASA), VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, SPIRIT, BARKADA, INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IGSA)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ACTIVITIES BOARD, AIKIDO, ALLIES, AMNESTY INTL. , ASTRONOMY CLUB, BAGPIPERS, KILTIE BAND, BALLROOM DANCE CLUB, CMU COLLEGE REPUBLICANS, CMUOUT, COMPUTER CLUB, CYCLING CLUB, DANCER'S SYMPOSIUM, DOCTORS OF CARNEGIE MELLON, EARTH, EAST END TUTORING PROGRAM, ECLECTIC STUDIES GROUP, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE, EXPLORERS CLUB, FILMMAKING@CMU, FRINGE, ICE HOCKEY CLUB, KGB, OAKLAND REVIEW, CMU ORIGAMI CLUB, PIONEERS, SCOTCH'N'SODA THEATER, SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS, SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS, SPRING CARNIVAL, STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE, STUDENT PUGWASH, STUDENT SENATE, STUDENT UNION, WRCT 88. 3 FM, GREEK COUNCIL, ALL UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, ALPHA PHI OMEGA, BASEBALL, GRADUATE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY, CARNEGIE INVOLVEMENT ASSOC. , CARNEGIE MELLON AUTOMOTIVE CLUB, CARNEGIE MELLON BADMINTON CLUB, CARNEGIE MELLON BUSINESS ASSOC. (CMBA), CARNEGIE MELLON WRESTLING CLUB, CMU AIKIJUJUTSU CLUB, CMU FENCING CLUB, CMU GAMING CLUB, CMU ROLLER HOCKEY CLUB, CMU VOLLEYBALL CLUB, CAMARILLA CLUB, CARNEGIE STEEL (STEEL DRUM BAND), CHESS CLUB, CIRCLE K, COLLEGE BOWL, COUNTERPOINT, DANCE MARATHON, FINANCE CLUB, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, MOCK TRIAL, ONLINE GAMING SOCIETY, THE ORIGINALS, PEER HEALTH ADVISORS, PHOTOCLUB, PITTSBURGH GO CLUB, PROGRESSIVE STUDENT ALLIANCE, ROBOTICS CLUB, STUDENT ALUMNI RELATIONS COUNCIL (SARC), SOFTBALL CLUB, SOHO, STUDENT DORMITORY COUNCIL, THISTLE YEARBOOK, ULTIMATE FRISBEE, UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ASSOC. , UNIVERSITY ROWING CLUB, VERMILLION, THE TARTAN, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, ART OF LIVING, UNITED STUDENTS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS (USAS), BEST BUDDIES, BOXING CLUB, CARNEGIE MELLON AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, CARNEGIE MELLON SOUNDBYTES, CARNEGIE PULSE, CMU MAJORETTES, COLLEGE DEMOCRATS, CIA (INVOLVEMENT ASSOC. ), CMU TURNTABLE CREW, CHILD RELIEF & YOU (CRY), DOCS, ENGINEERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD, FIGURE SKATING CLUB, FRAME, GAME CREATION SOCIETY, GENDER AWARENESS & ACTION, GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOC. , HAPAS, INTL. ASSOC. FOR THE EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS WITH TECH. EXPERIENCE (IAESTE), JOINT FUNDING COMMITTEE, LACROSSE, LIBERTIAN CLUB, LUNAR GALA, NO PARKING PLAYERS, OFF THE TOP, PAINTBALL CLUB, PHILOSOPHICAL SELF INQUIRY GROUP, PITTSBURGH LION DANCE ASSOC. , RAQUETBALL CLUB, ROTORACT CLUB, SHOTOKAN, SKI CLUB, SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM, TANGO CLUB, ALLIES, ALTERNATIVE BREAK, BARGAIN STEALER CARD GROUP, BIG STRAW, BLACK MOUNTAIN SPIRIT KUNG FU, CARNEGIE CLAN, CARNEGIE MELLON AID AND RELIEF EFFOT (CARE), CARNEGIE MELLON SOLAR SPLASH, CMU KENDO CLUB, CMU MATH CLUB, CMU RALLY AND AUTOCROSS CLUB, CMU RESPECT LIFE CLUB, CMU YAN XIN QIGONG, COLLEGE PREP TUTORING, EXTREME SPORTS CLUB, IU RUNWAY, JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLUB, LIFE SAVERS, LINK (LIBERATION IN NORTH KOREA), MIDDLE PEACE, PRE-LAW SOCIETY, PROJECT SUNSHINE AT CMU, RADIO CLUB, RELAY FOR LIFE @ CMU, RUGBY CLUB, RUMI DIALOGUE CLUB, SAHAJA YOGA, SENIOR GIFT COMMITTEE, SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, STEP UP!, STUDENT ATHLETES VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE, STUCO, STUDENTS FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA, STUDENTS HELPING AIDS RELIEF AND EDUCATION (SHARE) , STUDENT MENTORSHIP ADVOCACY AND ACADEMIC RESOURCE TEAM, STUDENT TECHNOLOGY OUTREACH, SUSTAINABLE EARTH, SWEEPSTAKES, SWING DANCERS ANONYMOUS, TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, TANAH, TARTANS FOR ISRAEL, THE SUGAR ROASTERS, THE TRIPLE HELIX, cmuTV, UNDERGRADUATE CONSULTING CLUB, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL (thought), UNDERGRADUATE INVESTMENT CLUB, UNDERGRADUATE MARKETING ORGANIZATION, VOICES FOR ANIMALS, WATERPOLO, YANG JIA TAI CHI C? ? ? HUAN CLIB
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Tartan (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (20), West Mifflin (9)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 25% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 30% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,100
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 10 fraternity houses
  • 18% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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