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
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

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
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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 University has adopted a test-optional policy for one year, removing the SAT/ACT standardized testing requirement for first-year Fall 2021 applicants. Please see  Information for Fall 2021 Applicants for more information. For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please refer to this URL:


5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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