About the University:

Carnegie Mellon University is established in the year 1900. It is a global research university with more than 12,000 students studying various courses. It is recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education. Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university. The university began as a small technical school and evolved into what it is today under the guidance of exceptional leadership teams. At Carnegie Mellon University they have world-renowned faculty members and are practicing professionals who bring extensive knowledge and experience into the classroom. The Main campus is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The Campus is spread across 143 acres. The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.

In addition to its Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon has a branch campus in the Middle East, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, which offers undergraduate curriculum with degree programs in computer science, business administration and information systems. Also, it has graduate-level extension campuses in Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Tepper School of Business maintains a satellite center in downtown Manhattan and the Heinz College maintains one in Washington, DC. The Carnegie Mellon campus sits inside the city limits in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, a community rich with museums, libraries and entertainment, and home to both Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.



Carnegie Mellon University is helping to shape the world through education, research and outreach. Carnegie Mellon University is widely recognized for unique interdisciplinary environment, encouraging work across departmental lines. There are seven main colleges which offer various courses at undergraduate and graduate level. They are:

  • Carnegie Institute of Technology (College of Engineering)
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tepper School of Business
  • H. John Heinz III College (Public Policy & Information Systems)
  • Mellon College of Science
  • School of Computer Science




Admission to Carnegie Mellon University is very competitive. The admissions committee looks at student’s academic ability as represented in the undergraduate and bachelor’s transcripts for bachelors and masters course respectively. Apart from the academic background students need to also satisfy the requirements of the entrance exam depending upon the course. For bachelors studies students needs to appear for SAT and TOEFL/IELTS. For masters course students needs to appear for GRE or GMAT depending upon the course they apply along with TOEFL/ IELTS. Students need to score well in the exams as these scores are very important factors for admission procedures.



Tuition and Fees:

The tuition fees depend on the course that the student opts for. The fees vary vastly from campus to campus and course to course.

UG $35000 to $45000 per year (Approximately)

PG 30,000 to $40,000 per year (Approximately)



Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Financial assistance is available for students who are enrolled with CMU. Full-time students may receive financial aid, scholarships, graduate assistantships and/or loans. Scholarships are a form of financial aid awarded to students to further education. They can be awarded on the basis of academic merit, athletic ability, financial needs or other criteria specific to the group giving the award. Students need to apply earlier if they want to be considered for scholarships and also should check the criteria for scholarships offered by CMU.

Student Life:

The Division of Student Affairs supports all Carnegie Mellon students through a variety of programs and events, including student activities, student life experiences and student development. CMU offers countless sporting, recreational, educational and cultural experiences. And area parks, both inside the city and outside, offer a convenient retreat to nature. The Office of Student Activities complements students’ academic experiences by providing services and resources that engage students in creating campus culture through social, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, athletic, recreational, artistic, political, and service opportunities. CMU staff is committed to delivering quality advising, resource materials, leadership development opportunities, and administrative support services to impact students’ growth and development and enhance the success of each student.

Updated: March 21, 2016 — 5:25 pm