Carnegie Mellon University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Carnegie Mellon University freshman is 1520 out of 1600. Carnegie Mellon students have the 15th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1480 to 1560. The 75th percentile score is 1560 while the 25th percentile score is 1480.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Carnegie Mellon but we estimate it to be around a 1440 total composite SAT score.
The average score for Carnegie Mellon students on the math portion of the SAT is 785 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 770 and the 75th percentile score 800.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 710 to 760 and the average score for Carnegie Mellon University students is 735.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Carnegie Mellon University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 13.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.89.
An SAT score of 1560 or higher is very competitive at Carnegie Mellon and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 24% or higher.
Scores between 1520 to 1550 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 14% to 21%.
SAT scores between 1480 to 1510 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 8% to 12% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1440 to 1470 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 7% chance of admission to Carnegie Mellon. SAT scores below 1440 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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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.