How much does Carnegie Mellon University cost?

Carnegie Mellon University Cost of Attendance
In-state $57,119
Out-of-state $57,119
On-Campus Room and Board $14,972
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $30,618
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,542
$30,000-$48,000 $13,782
$48,000-$75,000 $18,276
$75,000-$110,000 $30,722
Over $110,000 $52,585

Carnegie Mellon University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 58% $36,919
Federal Grants 16% $7,186
Pell grants 16% $4,836
Other federal grants 12% $2,992
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $2,700
Institutional grants or scholarships 46% $39,224
Student loan aid 41% $6,615
Federal student loans 41% $5,939
Other student loans 4% $22,185

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 290 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 276 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 185 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 140 Up to $1,500
Do community service 280 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 277 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 200 Up to $2,100
Have work experience 198 Up to $12,000
Attend a summer program 131 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

What is Carnegie Mellon University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 15%
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Submissions 77% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-760
SAT Math 760-800
SAT Writing 670-760
ACT Submissions 36% of applicants
Composite Score 33-35

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Carnegie Mellon University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6533
Living on campus
Transfer Students 1%
Under Age 25
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Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
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Carnegie Mellon University Graduation Success

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About Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon understands that students have experienced many uncertainties and challenges due to COVID-19 and that applications will look different for some time. We’re taking all of this into consideration during our application review process. In collaboration with Harvard’s Making Caring Common project, Carnegie Mellon has joined over 300 other colleges and universities in signing a new collective statement, “Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19.” This statement affirms our priorities for self-care and care for others during the pandemic.


5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify