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Carnegie Mellon University: Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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  • Estd. 1900
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About Carnegie Mellon University

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Year of establishment1900
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Also Known AsCMU
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TOEFLIELTS+2 More
Total International Students6325
Size of Campus in acres140
Male/Female Ratio0.74
Faculty/Student Ratio10
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses9318 USD for 3 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses7454 USD (UG)
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Q:   Is it tough to get into Carnegie Mellon University?

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Carnegie Mellon University is one of the most prestigious and top-rated American universities in the world. As per the US News and World Report, Carnegie Mellon University acceptance rate is 11.3%. This shows, that the university is highly selective for admissions. Therefore, international students must check the minimum eligibility before applying for any course at CMU. Please note that the data on the acceptance rate given above is taken from an unofficial source, therefore it is subject to vary.

 

Q:   How much is CMU application fee for international students?

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International students are required to pay the application fees while submitting the application form. Carnegie Mellon University application fees for international students is USD 75/INR 6,263 per application. International students can pay this application fee through their credit card or debit card. The application for international students may vary from course to course. Therefore, applicants are advised to check the application fees for their courses before applying.

*USD/INR = 83.51

 

Carnegie Mellon University Ranking 2024

A+Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#19
#151-200
Business EconomicsB++
#28
Mechanical EngineeringA
#9
#51-100
Supply ChainA
#6
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Q:   What is the ranking of Carnegie Mellon University according to different sources?

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Carnegie Mellon University is one of the top universities in the world. The QS and THE consistently rank CMU among the top 50 universities in the world. Check below the Carnegie Mellon University ranking in the world as published by major ranking bodies:

Ranked By20232024

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

#28#24

QS - World University Ranking

#52#52

US News & World Report - Global Universities

#118NA

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

#22#24
 

Carnegie Mellon University Scholarships

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Q:   Do Carnegie Mellon University offer scholarships for international students?

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Carnegie Mellon University does not offer any scholarships for international students. The majority of the scholarships at the university are federal or state-sponsored scholarships. However, there are various scholarships offered by external funding agencies. International students can apply for scholarships to the USA for higher education.

 

Carnegie Mellon University Admission Deadlines 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall3ʳᵈ Jan 2023 - 18ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring4ᵗʰ Jun 2023 - 31ˢᵗ Jan 2024
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Q:   What is the application deadline for Carnegie Mellon University?

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Carnegie Mellon University is one of the most sought-after universities among international students. Every year thousands of students from the US and around the world apply for various courses at the university. The university takes admission through four application plans; Early Decision, Regular Decision, Early Admission and Transfer Admission. Also, CMU admission deadlines for international students may vary from course to course. Therefore, international students should check the admission deadlines for their courses before applying. Check below Carnegie Mellon University admission deadlines for international students:

Application PlanDeadline

Early Decision 1

Nov 1, 2024
Early Decision 2Jan 3, 2025
Regular DecisionJan 3, 2025
Early AdmissionJan 3, 2025
Transfer AdmissionOct 15, 2024
 

Q:   Is Carnegie Mellon good for computer science?

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Carnegie Mellon University offers a variety of courses in Camputer Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels through its School of Computer Sciences. The CS programs of CMU are top-ranked and very popular among international students. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities for its CS programs. Check below THE Computer Science rankings of the university:

CMU THE Subject Rankings - Computer Sciences

Ranking YearRank
THE World University Ranking 2024 - Computer Sciences#4
THE World University Rankings 2023 - Computer Sciences#5
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Duration, Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(87 courses)
INR 9 L - 75 L
Duration12 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 84 - 100, IELTS: 6.5 - 8.5, Duolingo: 105 - 120
MBA/PGDM(17 courses)
INR 21 L - 78 L
Duration9 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 84 - 100, GMAT
MIM(16 courses)
INR 21 L - 78 L
Duration9 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 84 - 100, GMAT
B.E. / B.Tech(20 courses)
INR 50 L - 53 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
B.Sc.(21 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
B.A.(17 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 21 L - 59 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 84 - 108, IELTS: 6.5 - 7.5
MFA(6 courses)
INR 29 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 96 - 100
BFA(7 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
BBA(9 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
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Q:   How much does Carnegie Mellon cost to international students?

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The tuition fees at Carnegie Mellon University vary from course to course. International students should to check the tuition fee for their courses before applying to the university. The tuition fee for any course depends on various factors such as the type of course and level of study. Check below the tuition fees for some popular courses of CMU 

CourseAnnual Tuition Fees
BE/BTechINR 45L - 50L
BBAINR 48L 
MBA/PGDMINR 59.4L 
MS INR 8.79L - 74.88L 

 

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements at Carnegie Mellon University?

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Carnegie Mellon University is one of the most sought-after universities in the world. International students are required to meet both the course-specific and general admission requirements to get into the university. Check below Carnegie Mellon University admission requirements for international students:

For Bachelor’s

  • Official high school transcript
  • Required standardized test scores of the ACT and SAT exam
  • Secondary school counsellor evaluation
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Common application essay
  • Common application writing supplement

For Master’s

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE/GMAT
  • English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from each school/university you have attended
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendations

 

 

Carnegie Mellon University
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.3/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 61% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.2
Part time work4
Post study jobs4.6
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life4.4
Value for money4.1
Public transportation4.7
Safety4.2
Indian Food4.1
Permanent Immigration3.9
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Master of Business Administration - Batch of 2025
4.7
Great university - Best work options after graduation
Tips: Great culture, smooth transition for international students since there are many others and the school is very accommodating. Very satisfied with the university, the course is great with excellent ROI. I was given scholarships during admission which we could appeal and negotiate if we wanted to, other scholarships were also available through affinity groups
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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Applied Advanced Study - Batch of 2023
3.7
You will be surrounded by smart people and will have a good learning curve.
Tips: A huge transition in terms of workload and lifestyle. Overall the students are friendly here. I was not fortunate enough to receive any scholarship and was able to offset my only expenses by being a research assistant and teaching assistant. The quality of education is awesome. Semester can be tough and stressful but end of the day you will have a good learning curve.
Likes (Public transportation): You can cover most of the city using the Pittsburgh Bus transport service and it is covered in the annual transportation fee which you pay to the college. You can access the transportation with your student ID card and can travel multiple rides throughout the year.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): There are companies that are ready to sponsor visas post your graduation, but due to the current economic situation (2023) there are not many offers. Robotics, control engineer and ML engineer are some of the roles that are offered to students post graduation.
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MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering / MBA Program (Tepper School of Business) - Batch of 2025
3.6
Graduate student life at CMU and Pittsburgh city is amazing
Tips: The city is beautiful and peaceful but different from India in terms of people, culture and lifestyle. If you receive scholarships then try negotiating with the school for a better offer if possible. Give time for the city to open up to you and be open to new possibilities.
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M.S. in Software Engineering - Batch of 2023
4.1
Best private university in USA
Tips: Before joining, students should know that CMU is expensive private university so they need to be very careful while paying any expenses. University academic is very rigorous so they need to prepare themselves for much hard work. After coming in CMU I experienced a little cultural shift but was easy to cope with. I didn't avail of any scholarship. University is fully worth it for Masters in software engineering, course is also as per the industry requirement and the country is the best for Tech related career.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Faculty members of CMU are approachable, friendly and supportive in nature. They encourage students to research work, doing different real world projects. Faculty members are well-experienced, top researchers and industry professionals. Teaching methods are unique and beyond traditional methods i.e. methods include project-based learning, group discussions, case studies, lectures from guest industry professionals. Much diversity can be found in the university among faculty members in terms of nationality, culture, engineering practices and so on.
Dislikes (Internships): Much guidance is available in terms of finding internship by professors, Alumni. There is a career center of CMU which supports and provides resources for finding and applying for internships. It also conducts workshops for students related to interview preparation, and resume writing. There are many available internships in the field of software engineering from big MNCs like Google, Amazon and so on.
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MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering / MBA Program (Tepper School of Business) - Batch of 2025
5
Amazing experience at CMU!
Tips: There was a huge cultural shift. But people here made me feel more inclusive. I got a scholarship of 50k dollars. University supported me for the scholarship. This decision was worth every penny. Every day here is a new learning day. After 7 years of experience, I felt my learning curve was getting better, but here I started pushing myself out of my comfort zone which was very important.
Likes (Post study jobs): There are so many fun filled activities for students here. Your personal life and college life will be well balanced. Fitness events and student counselling sessions are organised weekly. To make them feel comfortable on campus. There are professional and non-professional clubs on campus varying from Consulting to Swim Club.
Dislikes (Public transportation): It has amazing faculty, well qualified from across the world. Every faculty has a different style of teaching. The classes are very interactive. If you don't even do the post study and only concentrate on classes, half of your work is already done.
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Carnegie Mellon University Jobs Outcome

CourseMedian Salary
MS
107.07 - 126.28 LPA

Top Recruiters

Amazon.com
UBER
Accenture
Apple
ACCENTURE
Agilent Technology
Adidas
Google
Goldman Sachs
IBM
Barclays Capital
Adobe
Microsoft
Deloitte
Bloomberg
Intel
Bank of America
Capital One
Linkedin
Ernst & Young
Blackrock
CITI Financial
Barclays Bank
Cisco Systems
Motorola
JP Morgan Chase
IBM
UBS
Sun Microsystems
Facebook
Credit Suisse
Morgan Stanley
ebay
Deutsche Bank
pwc
Osmosys
Yahoo
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Q:   Who were the top employers at Carnegie Mellon University?

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Carnegie Mellon University offers some of the best MBA programs in the world. Every year hundreds of companies recruit fresh graduates from CMU. Check below some of the top recruiters that employed the MBA graduates:

Top Employers of 2023

Bain and Company

Apple

Deloitte

EY

Goldman Sachs

Dell

KPMG

Glassdoor

Facebook

 

Q:   How are the placements at Carnegie Mellon University?

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In the table given below, students can check the placement highlights for the MBA graduates of Carnegie Mellon University for the year 2022. 

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Median Base Salary

USD 148,067 (INR 1.20Cr)

Placement Rate

95%

Top Employers

Amazon, Microsoft, KPMG, Apple, Deloitte, Facebook, etc.

Top Functions

Consulting, Marketing, General Management, Financial Services, etc.

Top Industry

Consulting, Financial Services, Technology, Consumer Products, etc.

*USD/INR = 83.03

 

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Q:   What are the requirements for admissions for MS in Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University for Indian students?

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There are multiple requirements if you want to take admissions in MS in Computer Science at CMU like if your Statement of Purpose is at point, who is the person who wrote your LOR, if he/she is a renouned person the student has more chance to get into CMU, your IELTS and GRE scores matters a lot.

 
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Indian student must have a bachelor's degree in a relevent descipline to get admission to MS in computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University. Mentioned below are the general Carnegie Mellon University requirements for admission in MS in CS program:

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipl

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Carnegie Mellon University acceptance rate is around 11.40% for the class of 2023-24. The admission to the university is moderatly competitive for international students. The university recieved 33,707 application for the class of 2023-24 and only 3,843 were get admission offer.

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Overall Carnegie Mellon University average salary is around USD 121,617 or INR 1.01 Cr annually. This improves from USD 111,031 or INR 92.68 L in 2022. The Carnegie Mellon University average salary for MBA is around USD 156,500 or INR 1.30 Cr, which increases from USD 148,000 or INR 1.23 Cr in 2022.

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Over 14,500 students are available at Carnegie Mellon University currently. CMU University has received 33,707 applications among which 1,708 were enrolled for the fall of 2023-24. Mentioned below are the Carnegie Mellon University enrollment statistics for undergraduates:

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Stats 2022-2023

Stats 2023-2024

Application Received

34,261

33,707

Admitted Students

3,873

3,843

Total Students Enrolled

1,716

1,708

Yield Rate

44.3%

44.4%

Acceptance Rate

11.30%

11.40%

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International students must meet the Carnegie Mellon University admission requirements to get into the university. Applicants must complete a high school degree for UG and a bachelor's degree for PG admission. Mentioned below are the general Carnegie Mellon University requirements for admission:

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University CityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Population of City3,02,407

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