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Carnegie Mellon University: Admissions 2024, Costs, Rankings & Acceptance Rate

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  • A+ Shiksha Grade
  • Private University
  • Institute Icon2 Campuses
  • Estd. 1900
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Carnegie Mellon University Highlights 2023

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Year of establishment1900
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Also Known AsCMU
Accepted Exams
Total International Students6325
Size of Campus in acres140
Male/Female Ratio0.74
Faculty/Student Ratio10
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses2
Accommodation expenses9318 USD for 3 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses7454 USD (UG)
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Carnegie Mellon University Fees & Eligibility 2023

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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
MIM(16 courses)
INR 21 L - 77 L
Duration9 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 84 - 100, GMAT
B.E. / B.Tech(20 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
B.Sc.(21 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 21 L - 59 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 84 - 108, IELTS: 6.5 - 7.5
BFA(7 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
BBA(9 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
B.A.(17 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
INR 59 L
Duration21 months
Exam AcceptedGMAT, GRE, IELTS: 7 & Above
B.Arch(1 course)
INR 48 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above
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Carnegie Mellon University Scholarships 2023

Carnegie Mellon University Admission Dates 2023

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall13ᵗʰ Dec 2023 - 18ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring31ˢᵗ Jan 2024
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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 64% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.8
Post study jobs4.8
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life4.4
Value for money4.2
Public transportation4.7
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration3.9
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M.S. in Software Engineering - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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
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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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MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering / MBA Program (Tepper School of Business) - Batch of 2025
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Tips: Pittsburgh is a smaller city as compared to major cities such as LA and New York. The local population is very warm and welcoming. Additional, there is a large Indian student community which makes things easier. CMU also has a very rich Indian alumni network that makes thing much easier.
Likes (Public transportation): The CMU ID gets us access to various local transportation services in and around the city. The buses are very nice and have a good frequency. Overall, the city is very well connected via the public transportation system. For CMU students the local public transport is free. Additionally, CMU also has a shuttle that runs on popular routes.
Dislikes (Part time work): As an international student, the opportunity to work part time is limited for on-campus jobs due to visa status restrictions. The on-campus jobs are limited and the number of applicants for those jobs is pretty high. It is not that there are no on-campus jobs, but getting them might be a bit tough.
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Master of Business Administration - Batch of 2025
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Many opportunities to learn new subjects and non credit courses as well
Tips: I got a scholarship, and I would recommend students negotiate on scholarships with the university. I am satisfied with the university overall. University student coordinators and programme counsellors are very warm and the college consciously makes an effort for team bonding and networking.
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Master of Business Administration - Batch of 2025
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Impressed by the job opportunities. University affiliations help a lot.
Tips: Negotiate scholarships on the basis of acceptances/scholarships received from other schools. An intense basecamp of 3 weeks is held by the school to help transition to the new environment. I am very satisfied with the flexibility to choose multiple subjects offered by different colleges within the university.
Likes (Post study jobs): Many companies are affiliated with/visit CMU for recruitment. The recruitment department is excellent and provides assistance in building resumes and interview prep. The industry is average and above observed in terms of jobs and salary packages offered to students.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There are some restaurants to eat out as well as grocery stores in case you want to cook. However, traditional products are expensive to buy including masala, cooker, etc. Easier to find American replacements. Also, CMU provides a free pantry once a week for grocery and daily use items.
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Carnegie Mellon University Placements

CourseMedian Salary
106.45 - 125.54 LPA

Top Recruiters
Agilent Technology
Goldman Sachs
Barclays Capital
Bank of America
Capital One
Ernst & Young
CITI Financial
Barclays Bank
Cisco Systems
JP Morgan Chase
Sun Microsystems
Credit Suisse
Morgan Stanley
Deutsche Bank
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Accommodation & Meals

Carnegie Mellon University Rankings 2023

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Studying in USA

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students o... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,380.9
Visa Application Process

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

IT, Tech, Energy, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business services are some of the popular job sectors in the U... Read more about hot job sectors

Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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