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


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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
Do community service 313 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 309 Up to $8,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 223 Up to $2,100
Have work experience 214 Up to $12,000
Take a challenging class 323 Up to $3,000

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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


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Student Population

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

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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