#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Online cmu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 27,634 prospective students applied, and 4,267 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,585 enrolled in the school.  13,160 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 869 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $55,816 plus fees of $1,303. Carnegie Mellon is ranked 49 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Carnegie Mellon is rated within the top 12% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1460/1560
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.69
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Carnegie Mellon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,303
Room and Board $14,972
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$74,491

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$102,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Carnegie Mellon University students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 26%
Computer and Information Sciences 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Business 9%
General Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211440 IPEDS survey data for Carnegie Mellon University.

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