Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Get Admissions Info
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University Logo
Please complete or fix all required sections (marked in red).
Step 1 of 2
Academic Information
Please complete or fix all required sections (marked in red).

Carnegie Mellon University Review

Pittsburgh, PA, 5000 Forbes Avenue
College Review
Carnegie Mellon University Logo
Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

Carnegie Mellon University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 12,963 students and offering 284 degrees in Pittsburgh, PA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Carnegie Mellon University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Engineering
1,652 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
46
0
0
Architecture and Related Services
0
0
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
55
50
5
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician
14
1
Chemical Engineering
73
66
15
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
7
Civil Engineering
37
117
15
Computer Software Engineering
72
11
1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
149
204
48
Engineering
35
7
20
Engineering Design
41
Engineering/industrial Management
11
1
Engineering Mechanics
0
2
Engineering Science
26
Engineering Technology
24
Environmental Design/architecture
0
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
1
1
Environmental Science
0
Environmental Studies
0
Industrial and Product Design
21
Materials Sciences
36
35
14
Mechanical Engineering
117
139
25
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
7
89
13
Nanotechnology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Computer Technology
1,273 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Artificial Intelligence
45
19
Computer and Information Sciences
7
10
0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
0
0
1
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
85
0
Computer Graphics
0
94
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
0
0
Computer Science
214
43
17
Computer Software and Media Applications
1
Human Computer Interaction
11
Information Science/studies
69
0
Information Technology
41
589
14
Management Information Systems
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
569 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
0
90
0
Astrophysics
0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
1
0
Biology
33
0
13
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
14
Biometry/biometrics
2
18
8
Biophysics
0
1
Biopsychology
11
Biotechnology
0
Chemical Physics
0
Chemistry
27
4
13
Computational Mathematics
6
0
2
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
0
Financial Mathematics
8
0
0
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
2
0
Mathematics
37
8
5
Mathematics and Statistics
25
0
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
0
0
Neuroscience
7
Physical Sciences
0
Physics
23
18
11
Polymer Chemistry
0
0
Statistics
39
29
12
Systems Science and Theory
102
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
443 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
2
0
Business Administration and Management
39
265
0
Business Administration, Management and Operations
7
0
0
Business/managerial Economics
0
6
5
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
20
Economics
20
0
1
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
0
0
0
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
3
Finance
33
2
2
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
1
Information Technology Project Management
9
International Business
2
International Economics
0
Investments and Securities
0
Management Information Systems and Services
0
0
Marketing/marketing Management
4
0
2
Operations Management and Supervision
9
0
0
Operations Research
0
4
2
Organizational Behavior Studies
2
1
Telecommunications Management
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Human and Social Sciences
371 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied and Professional Ethics
12
Behavioral Sciences
1
5
3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Cognitive Science
7
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
0
European Studies/civilization
1
History
5
3
7
International/global Studies
14
International Relations and Affairs
14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
0
Linguistics
4
Logic
5
8
5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Multicultural Education
0
Philosophy
7
0
0
Political Science
1
Psychology
50
3
5
Public Administration
32
0
Public Policy Analysis
13
150
7
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
0
Science, Technology and Society
0
0
0
Social Sciences
0
1
0
Sustainability Studies
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
297 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
28
Cinematography and Film/video Production
1
Conducting
0
Costume Design
4
Design and Applied Arts
0
7
Digital Arts
0
1
Directing and Theatrical Production
0
2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
46
0
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
0
8
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
Game and Interactive Media Design
9
Intermedia/multimedia
0
Jazz/jazz Studies
0
Keyboard Instruments
0
Music
0
2
Music
0
Music Pedagogy
2
Music Performance
7
23
31
Music Technology
3
2
3
Music Theory and Composition
1
7
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
Playwriting and Screenwriting
6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
23
14
0
Stringed Instruments
6
12
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
3
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
30
Visual and Performing Arts
1
Voice and Opera
12
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Education and Liberal Arts
134 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Studies
15
8
Chinese Language and Literature
2
Creative Writing
18
Educational Administration and Supervision
1
English Language and Literature
6
14
3
Fine Arts and Art Studies
0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
3
French Language and Literature
7
German Language and Literature
1
Japanese Language and Literature
6
Liberal Arts
31
Rhetoric and Composition
0
5
1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Russian Language and Literature
1
Spanish Language and Literature
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Healthcare
58 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health and Medical Administrative Services
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
57
Neurobiology and Anatomy
1
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
33 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
22
9
1
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
0
Journalism
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
8 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/technology
4
3
Natural Resources Management and Policy
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
5 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Engineering
4
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Carnegie Mellon University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Health/health Care Administration/management
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Acting, Class of 1976

At that time, the only advantage was being taken to the TCG auditions in New York. Currently, seniors are taken to New York and L.A. where they are seen by an invited audience of agents, casting directors, and other industry VIP's, which is a HUGE plus. Networking has always been done via the Carnegie Mellon Drama Alumni Clan, both on the East Coast and West Coast, and is very helpful.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1987

My undergrad degree was 100% theoretical. They did ZERO preparation for the real world.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Acting, Class of 1976

CMU is a very demanding private university with extremely high standards. This is reflected in the students accepted to study there. Incoming freshmen and grad students are of a high caliber of academic achievement and excellence in their chosen field of study. There is a high attrition rate, as students must be invited to continue their studies on an annual basis. For example, I entered in a class of 60 actors and actresses, and four years later, graduated with 12 others. Very tough school!

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Communications Design, Class of 1995

Adequate at the time, probably better now

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Acting, Class of 1976

Scotch and Soda is a musical production open to all students at the university, usually NOT dramats. There is a lively sorority and fraternity life, but I was never part of it so I cannot comment. They are less popular with students here than at many other schools.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1987

I'm sure the answer to that is "partying". Personally I participated in intramural sports.

Rated January 2016
Questions and Answers about Carnegie Mellon University

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Carnegie Mellon University? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

You've Started Your List