Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • C+ Athletics
  • C+ Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • B Party Scene

Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 15.44%
Acceptance Deadline January 4
Students Receiving Financial Aid 57.95%

Carnegie Mellon University Cost

Net Price* $30,618
Average Total Aid Awarded $7,186
Students Receiving Financial Aid 57.95%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Carnegie Mellon University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1

Carnegie Mellon University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

Carnegie Mellon University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 6,343
Part-Time Undergraduates 246

Carnegie Mellon University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process.'s advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Anna Vande Velde
Carnegie Mellon University
I am a recent Harvard Law graduate (2021) and am excited to join students and their families on their college admissions journey!

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley

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Alejandra Esparza Young
Stanford University
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and I graduated from Stanford University in June 2020 with a degree in Chemistry. I am currently applying to medical school, so I have recently been through the process of writing essays and filling out applications, myself. I know it's a long process, and I am really excited to help you through it in any way that I can! In my free time, I like to knit, play ukulele, read fiction novels, and play video games.

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Fahrisa Islam
Yale University

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Vignesh Namasivayam
Yale University
Hi there! I'm Vig Namasivayam, a 2020 grad of Yale. I strongly believe that every student has a path to a great school if they embrace who they are. For me, delving into my extracurriculars is what put me in a great position to succeed. For others, it's their academic or athletic passions. I'm really excited to help you navigate a tough and scary process and make it as stress-free as possible; I was a psychology major at school, which I loved because it has given me the tools to to dig into how other people think, which helps me help them. Beyond that, I really love entertainment, any kind. Since high school, I've been really involved in theater, culminating in my being the treasurer for the Yale Dramatic Association. I also was the Sports Director for our school's radio, getting the opportunity to travel and broadcast sports games. I was also the Treasurer for the Class of 2020. I would also be remiss to mention that I've definitely seen more TV shows than anyone I know.

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Rouhin Ghosh
University of California – Berkeley
Hello! I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley looking to help YOU get accepted to your dream universities. I recently went through the same process not too long ago and was accepted to my top choice university. I strongly believe that through my experiences, I can be extremely resourceful in helping you navigate through your college application journey as well. I am excited to potentially be a part of your journey and look forward to getting in touch!

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Mika Simoncelli
Harvard University
Hi! My name is Mika and I'm a sophomore (currently on a leave of absence) at Harvard University majoring in Art, Film, and Visual Studies. I know the college application process can be overwhelming, and the idea of finding the perfect school for you can be even more so! My journey to Harvard took some twists and turns (including a gap year and some transfer applications), so I've spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly I want out of my college experience and what makes a school a good match for me. I applied to college with intended majors that ranged from art and art history, to math, to english, and was particularly interested in interdisciplinary programs that would bridge my art practice with my other interests. I also applied to most schools with an art portfolio, and am here to support fellow artists in finding a place that will nurture you and help you grow. Outside of being a college advisor, I also work as a creative writing teacher, and I DJ for Harvard's student-run radio station.

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Deepak Kejariwal
University of Pennsylvania
Hello! I am student at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania studying Finance and Entrepreneurship Management. In high school, I was heavily involved with the start-up space as a founder, and I would especially like to share my experiences crafting my college application with business school applicants. I also can help you shine through your essays and identify your unique theme. At Penn, I am involved with two consulting clubs, the Students Federal Credit Union, a Venture Capital Diligence Team, and the Wharton Undergraduate Cohorts System. I'm super excited to work with you to help you get into the college of your dreams!

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Chloe Webster
Princeton University
I graduated Cum Laude from Phillips Academy Andover and am an incoming undergraduate student at Princeton University (having just taken a gap year). I plan on pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience as well as certificates in Music Performance and Music Theater. I have three years of formal experience tutoring and mentoring high school students. I am extremely passionate about helping students achieve their scholastic goals!

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Catriona Bell
Brown University
Catriona graduated from Brown, where she majored in Materials Engineering. She is very passionate about sustainability, feminism, and mentoring students through their college application journey.

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Austin Bennett
Stanford University
Hi there! My name's Austin, and I'm a Computer Science major at Stanford University -- go, card! As a relatively typical applicant (i.e. one who didn't cure cancer by age 5), the prospect of attending a top school didn't seem like even a remote possibility for me. After hours-upon-hours of work, however, I discovered that with a little bit of editing, my relatively-simple extracurriculars could actually be worth talking about. I've been in your shoes, and I want to help you turn daily life into extraordinary essays; because, frankly, you're a lot more interesting than you may realize!

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer Lawrence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gabe was absolutely wonderful as an advisor. He was very thorough with both grammatical and content edits in my essays, as well as very knowledgeable whenever I had questions about the process. I primarily needed CollegeAdvisor for assistance in crafting my essays and activity descriptions and didn’t really make use of any of the offered webinars/workshops; I also had my college list already picked out when I came to CollegeAdvisor, so I didn’t receive much help there either, but Gabe did help me do some research on schools that I was applying.

Jonathan Wu
University of Pennsylvania

My advisor (Phillip) was very responsive and always gave me great tips about my essays and application strategies. Moreover, the access to the whole advisor network was a game changer, as I was able to talk to an alumni of my dream school, University of Pennsylvania, which I believe was a big factor of my acceptance to the school during the regular decision round!

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