How much does Carnegie Mellon University cost?

Carnegie Mellon University Cost of Attendance
In-state $53,910
Out-of-state $53,910
On-Campus Room and Board $13,784
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $29,817
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,923
$30,000-$48,000 $17,608
$48,000-$75,000 $18,114
$75,000-$110,000 $26,549
Over $110,000 $46,549

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 60% $31,238
Federal Grants 14% $7,534
Pell grants 14% $4,514
Other federal grants 13% $2,993
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $3,325
Institutional grants or scholarships 49% $35,978
Student loan aid 37% $6,155
Federal student loans 36% $7,500
Other student loans 4% $24,418

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 312 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 295 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 182 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 296 Up to $6,000
Do community service 292 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 151 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 152 Up to $1,500
Have work experience 189 Up to $10,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 216 Up to $2,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

What is Carnegie Mellon University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 22%
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Submissions 70% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-760
SAT Math 730-800
SAT Writing 670-760
ACT Submissions 51% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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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

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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