How much does Carnegie Mellon University cost?

Carnegie Mellon University Cost of Attendance
In-state $55,465
Out-of-state $55,465
On-Campus Room and Board $14,418
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $30,847
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $11,370
$30,000-$48,000 $13,608
$48,000-$75,000 $18,049
$75,000-$110,000 $28,240
Over $110,000 $48,918

Carnegie Mellon University Financial Aid and Debt

91%

Students paying down their debt

$26,250

Typical Total Student Debt

$271

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 59% $33,999
Federal Grants 15% $6,908
Pell grants 15% $4,574
Other federal grants 11% $2,996
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $3,013
Institutional grants or scholarships 49% $37,266
Student loan aid 35% $6,401
Federal student loans 35% $7,307
Other student loans 4% $22,723

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 209 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 307 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 222 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Take a challenging class 320 Up to $3,000
Do community service 309 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 308 Up to $8,500

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Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

What is Carnegie Mellon University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 17%
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Submissions 72% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-750
SAT Math 750-800
SAT Writing 670-760
ACT Submissions 42% of applicants
Composite Score 33-35

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Carnegie Mellon University Campus Life

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

45

Forbes Ranking

75%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6533
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Men
52%
Women
48%

Student Diversity

82%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Asian
30.52%
White
28.13%
Unknown
28.07%
Hispanic or Latino
8.86%
Black or African American
4.33%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.03%

Carnegie Mellon University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

75%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$81,800

Average Salary After Graduation

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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.

Address

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