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Carnegie Mellon University: Ranking, Costs & Acceptance Rate

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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 Campuses2
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, Carnegie Mellon University is highly selective for admissions. Therefore, international students must check the minimum eligibility before applying for any course at Carnegie Mellon University. 

 

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 Carnegie Mellon University application fee? Is there any admission deadline for Carnegie Mellon University?

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Applicants need to pay an appplication fee of USD 75 (INR 6,228) which is mandatory for every student applying at Carnegie Mellon University. Yes, there is a application deadline for all the students who want to fill the application form. Applicants can check the table given below for more details

Application PlanDeadline

Early Decision 1

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

*USD/INR = 83.05

 

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 - 77 L
Duration9 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 84 - 100, GMAT
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
B.A.(17 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above
MFA(6 courses)
INR 29 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 96 - 100
BBA(9 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 102 & Above, SAT
M.Arch(3 courses)
INR 32 L - 34 L
Duration16 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo: 105 & Above
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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 need to check the tuition fee before applying at CMU. The tuition fee for any course depends on various factors such as the type of course and level of study. The tuition fees for some popular courses of CMU are given below. 

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

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 need to meet both the course-specific and general admission requirements to get into CMU. International applicants can check the admission requirements for Carneige Mellon University below:

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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
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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
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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
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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Carnegie Mellon University Jobs Outcome

CourseMedian Salary
MS
106.14 - 125.18 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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Some of the top recruiters that employed the MBA graduates of Carnegie University for the year 2022 has been given in the table below. 

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 placements highlights for the MBA graduates of Carnegie Mellon University for the year 2022. 

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Median Base Salary

USD 148,067 (INR 1,22,96,623)

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 Service, Technology, Consumer Products, etc.

*USD/INR = 83.03

 

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. The Carnegie Mellon University ranking according to the different sources has been given in the table below:

Ranked By20232024

QS - World University Ranking

5252

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

2824

US News & World Report - Global Universities

118NA

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

22NA
 

Q:   Is Carnegie Mellon University good for Engineering and Technology?

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Carnegie Mellon University - USA offers a variety of MS programs to international students. Carnegie Mellon University - USA offers highly ranked courses and programs to international students. The QS Engineering and Technology 2023 ranked Carnegie Mellon University - USA at 15. Below table showcases the three-year movement of MS rankings:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2021 

Rank 2022 

Rank 2023 

MS  (Engineering and Technology) 

17 

18 

15 

 

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Carnegie Mellon University FAQs

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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Answered 3 months ago

The Carnegie Mellon University requirements for international students vary by program. For undergraduate admissions, students must complete their high school education and for graduate admission, students need to complete a bachelor’s degree. We have mentioned below the general admission requiremen

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One of the major reasons to Study in the USA at Carnegie Mellon is its high ranking in the world. CMU ranks among the top 100 Universities in the world since 2020 by QS World University ranking. Another main reason to join CMU is its placement record. According to Carnegie Mellon University placemen

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Students who are planning to study MBA in the USA can check below the highest salary of top business schools in the USA:

Business School

Median Starting Base Salary (2022)

Penn (Wharton)

$175,000

Chicago (Booth)

$175,000

Stanford GSB

$175,000

Harvard Business School

$175,000

Columbia

$175,000

Dartmouth (Tuck)

$175,000

Northwestern (Kellogg)

$165,000

MIT (Sloan)

$165,000

Yale SOM

$160,110

UC-Berkeley (Haas)

$155,000

(Source: poetsandquants) Note: Due to the unavailability of the median salary of top business schools in the USA on the official website, the above data has been taken from unoffi

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