Rank: 164

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PAwww.cmu.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1440/32
Enrollment
6,711
Carnegie Mellon University is only 116 years old-a relative newbie compared with the elite universities it is often grouped alongside. Still, much of modern-day campus life is influenced by the private research university's history. Students in the marching band perform in kilts and knee-high socks, and the school's mascot is the Scottish Terrier, both of which are nods to founder...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$70,800
% of students who get any grants
54%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$36,300
Average price for low-income students
$24,100
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
96%
% of need met
82%
% of students who get merit* grants
4%
Average merit grant
$11,600
student success
Graduation rate
88%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$23,250
Average salary within 5 years
$70,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
53%
admissions
Acceptance rate
24%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1440/32
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
1-Nov
Regular application
1-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

They're a little too good. They focus a lot on career building, even though as a freshman it's relatively difficult to find a job off-hand. I think everyone's a little too geared towards their careers....
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This is an incredible place, but you have to be ready to cope with the intensity and difficulty. Professors want to see you succeed and are *very* accommodating for when students have unique opportunities (interviews, hackathons, etc). This being said, you really have to take it on yourself to get...
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The classes are usually relatively small compared to most colleges. The professors and TA's will not help you unless you take the time out of your day to ask them questions at office hours or after lectures. They are there to simply teach you how to learn. There are so...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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