Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

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C O L L E G E P R O F I L E - O V E R V I E W

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Web Site www.cmu.edu/

Institution Type Private

Coeducational Yes Undergraduate Students 6,306 Women 2,716 (43.1%) Men 3,590 (56.9%) Graduate Students 6,685

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty Most difficult

Overall Admission Rate 25% of 18,884 applicants were admitted

Early Action Offered No Early Decision Offered Yes Regular Admission

Deadline January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA 3.72

SAT Math 736 average

700-790 range of middle 50% SAT Critical Reading 685 average

640-740 range of middle 50%

SAT Writing 696 average

650-750 range of middle 50%

ACT Composite 32 average

30-34 range of middle 50%

Selection of Students

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Academic GPA X Standardized Tests X Essay X Extracurricular Activities X

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance $65,895

Tuition and Fees $50,665

Room and Board $12,830

Average Percent of Need Met 83%

Average Freshman Award $34,870

Average Indebtedness of

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ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System Semester

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 944

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes

10-19 students: 32% of classes 20-29 students: 13% of classes 30-39 students: 5% of classes 40-49 students: 4% of classes 50-99 students: 6% of classes Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Pittsburgh Population 306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 61% of all students

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III

Mascot Scotty Dog

Sororities Fraternities

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native 28.5% Asian

6.0% Black/African-American 8.7% Hispanic/Latino

4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 45.3% White

6.7% Unknown

International Students 19.3% from 69 countries

First-Year Students Returning 94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.3%

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 98% Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 33%

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted

High School Program College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

Subject Required Units Recommended

Units English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 3 Foreign Language 2 Social Studies History Academic Electives 3 4

Examinations

Exam Scores Due inAdmissions Office

SAT or ACT Required January 1

SAT Only ACT Only SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT SAT Subject

Tests Only Required

ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required Use of SAT/ACT

Essay SAT: Used for admissionACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue

City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891

Phone (412) 268-2082

Fax (412) 268-7838

E-mail

undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered Yes

Early Decision Deadline November 1 Early Decision

Notification

Early Action Offered No Early Action Deadline

Early Action Notification

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admission

Deadline January 1

Application Fee $75 Application Fee Waiver Available Regular Admission

Notification Not reported Accept Offer of

Admission May 1

Waiting List Used Yes

Defer Admission Student can defer admission Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted

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Application Form

Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required

Universal College

Application Not accepted

Electronic Application Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview Not required

Essay or Personal

Statement Required for all freshmen Letters of

Recommendation 2 required for all freshmen Other Audition/portfolio for certain

majors/BFA recommended for some freshmen

Financial Need Financial need is not a

consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Rigor of Secondary School Record X

Academic GPA X Standardized Tests X Class Rank X Recommendations X Essay X Interview X

Level of Applicant's Interest X

Extracurricular Activities X

Volunteer Work X

Particular Talent/Ability X

Character/Personal Qualities X

First Generation to Attend College X

State Residency X

Geographic Residence X

Relation with Alumnus X

Religious Affiliation/ Commitment X

Ethnicity X

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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Admission Rates

Overall Admission Rate 25% of 18,884 applicants were admitted

Women 33% of 7,004 applicants were admitted

Men 21% of 11,880 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled 1,583 (33%) of 4,813 admitted students enrolled

Women 718 (31%) of 2,292 admitted students enrolled

Men 865 (34%) of 2,521 admitted students enrolled

Early Decision

Admission Rate 33% of 1083 applicants were admitted

Early Action Admission Rate

Students Offered Wait List 4,843

Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,864 Students Admitted From Wait List 87

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math 736 average

700-790 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 77% Score of 600 - 700 19% Score of 500 - 600 3% Score of 400 - 500 1% Score of 300 - 400 0% Score of 200 - 300 0%

SAT Critical Reading 685 average

640-740 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 45% Score of 600 - 700 45% Score of 500 - 600 9% Score of 400 - 500 1% Score of 300 - 400 0% Score of 200 - 300 0%

SAT Writing 696 average

650-750 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 55% Score of 600 - 700 38% Score of 500 - 600 6% Score of 400 - 500 1% Score of 300 - 400 0% Score of 200 - 300 0%

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA 3.72 3.75 and Above 55% 3.50 - 3.74 27% 3.25 - 3.49 12% 3.00 - 3.24 5% 2.50 - 2.99 1% 2.00 - 2.49

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite 32 average

30-34 range of middle 50% Score of 30 - 36 80% Score of 24 - 29 18% Score of 18 - 23 2% Score of 12 - 17 0% Score of 6 - 11 0% Score of 5 or Below 0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank Top tenth: 79%

Top quarter: 94% Top half: 99% Bottom half: 1% National Merit Scholar Not reported Valedictorian Not reported Class President Not reported Student Gov. Officer Not reported

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TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance $65,895 Tuition and Fees $50,665

Room and Board $12,830

Books and Supplies $2,400 Other Expenses Not reported

Payment Plans Installment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office

E-mail

undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

Web Site Financial Aid Web Site

Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline Priority deadline February 15 Final deadline April 15

Award Notification On a rolling basis beginning March 15

Method for Awarding

Institutional Aid Federal and InstitutionalMethodologies

Forms Required Cost to File

FAFSA

Code is 003242 Free

Institution's own form

CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen

Financial Aid Applicants 940 (63.8%) of freshmen Found to Have Need 688 (73.2%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 684 (99.4%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 204 (29.8%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 83%

Average Award $34,870

Need-Based Gift Received by 650 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,552

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 563 (82.3%) of aidrecipients, average amount $7,091

Merit-Based Gift Received by 126 (18.4%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 63 (4.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,804

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants 3,287 (53.9%) of undergraduates Found to Have Need 2,784 (45.6%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 2,724 (97.8%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 691 (25.4%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 83%

Average Award $36,001

Need-Based Gift Received by 2,656 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,068

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 2,385 (87.6%) of aidrecipients, average amount $7,633

Merit-Based Gift Received by 269 (9.9%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 222 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,867

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PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID - continued

Borrowing

2014 Graduates Who Took Out Loans 45%

Average Indebtedness of 2014 Graduates $31,905

Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans

Parents of Students Receiving Aid 5.0%

Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid 1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans

Federal Loans Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans

State Loans Other Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships Non-Need-Based

Available Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Minorityscholarships, State scholarships, Leadership scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas

Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Creative Arts/

Performance Award Areas

Art/Fine Arts, Music

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Music, Art/Fine Arts Special Achievements/

Activities Award Areas Leadership Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Leadership Special Characteristics

Award Areas Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students Number of Awards Not reported

Top Areas (By

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FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - continued

Employment

Work-Study Programs Federal work study available, other work study available Average Earnings from

On-Campus Employment

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C O L L E G E P R O F I L E - A C A D E M I C S

Academic Calendar System Semester

Summer Session Offered

General Catalog/Bulletin

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors

Actuarial Science

Applied and Professional Ethics Architecture

Art/Art Studies, General Astrophysics

Behavioral Sciences

Biology/Biological Sciences, General Biometry/Biometrics

Biopsychology

Business Administration and Management, General Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Chemical Engineering Chemistry, General

Chinese Language and Literature Civil Engineering, General Cognitive Science Computational Mathematics Computer Science

Computer and Information Sciences, Other Creative Writing

Design and Visual Communications, General Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Economics, General

Economics, Other

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Engineering, General

Engineering, Other

English Language and Literature, General Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Finance, General

Financial Mathematics French Language and Literature German Language and Literature History, General

Industrial and Product Design Information Technology

International Business/Trade/Commerce International Relations and Affairs International/Global Studies Japanese Language and Literature

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Linguistics

Logic

Marketing/Marketing Management, General Materials Science

Mathematical Statistics and Probability

Mathematics and Statistics, Other Mathematics, General

Mechanical Engineering Music Performance, General Music Technology

Music Theory and Composition Music, General

Music, Other Neuroscience

Operations Management and Supervision Operations Research

Philosophy Physics, General

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

Psychology, General Public Policy Analysis, General Russian Studies

Spanish Language and Literature Statistics, General

Stringed Instruments Systems Science and Theory Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Voice and Opera

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued

Most Popular Disciplines Engineering, Computer and information sciences,

Interdisciplinary studies, Visual and performing arts

Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs Business administration, engineering, public management and policy

Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Independent study,

Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Washington semester

Study Abroad Offered

Online Degrees Not reported

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Computer Required

Foreign Language Not required

Math/Science Not required

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International Baccalaureate Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit

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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty 944

Part-Time Faculty 67

Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 92%

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes

10-19 students: 32% of classes 20-29 students: 13% of classes 30-39 students: 5% of classes 40-49 students: 4% of classes 50-99 students: 6% of classes Over 100 students: 4% of classes

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs 10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs 20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs 30-39 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs 40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs 50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries

Library Available on Campus Yes

Holdings 2,369,742

Computing

Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer

Computers Available on Campus 376

Internet/E-mail Access Not reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction

Tutoring Available

Services for Learning Disabled Students Not reported

Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts Management, Master of Urban Design, Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Management and Software Engineering, Master of Science in Computational Finance, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, Master of Science, Master of Design, Master of Environmental Engineering and Management, Master of Music, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management, Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Master of Public Management, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Medical Management, Master of Sustainable Economic Development, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Entertainment Technology, Master of Language Technologies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems Management, Master of Human-Computer Interaction, Master of Product Development, Master of Entertainment Industry Management

Master's Programs of Study

Applied Arts and Design--General Applied Physics Architectural Engineering Architecture Art/Fine Arts Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Biochemistry Bioengineering

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General Biomedical Engineering

Biophysics Biotechnology Building Science

Business Administration and Management--General Cell Biology Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Communication--General Comparative Literature Computational Biology Computer Art and Design Computer Engineering Computer Science

Computer and Information Systems Security

Construction Management

Corporate and Organizational Communication Criminal Justice and Criminology

Developmental Biology Electrical Engineering Energy and Power Engineering English

Environmental Engineering

Film, Television, and Video Production Genetics

Health Services Management and Hospital Administration

Human-Computer Interaction

Industrial and Manufacturing Management Information Science

Linguistics

Management Information Systems Materials Engineering

Materials Sciences

Mathematical and Computational Finance Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering Mechanics

Media Studies

Modeling and Simulation

Molecular Biology Music Music Education Neurobiology Philosophy Physics

Polymer Science and Engineering Public Administration Public Policy Publishing Rhetoric Software Engineering Statistics Structural Biology Sustainable Development Systems Engineering Technical Writing

Technology and Public Policy Telecommunications Management Theater

Urban Design

Water Resources Engineering Writing

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Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctorate of Design, Doctor of Arts

Doctoral Programs of Study

Accounting African Studies

African-American Studies Applied Arts and Design--General Applied Physics Architectural Engineering Architecture Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Atmospheric Sciences Biochemistry Bioengineering

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General Biomedical Engineering

Biophysics Biopsychology Building Science

Business Administration and Management--General Cell Biology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Cognitive Sciences Communication--General Comparative Literature Computational Biology Computer Art and Design Computer Engineering Computer Science Construction Management Cultural Studies Developmental Biology Developmental Psychology Economics Electrical Engineering Energy and Power Engineering English

Entrepreneurship Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences Finance and Banking Gender Studies Genetics History

History of Science and Technology Human-Computer Interaction Industrial and Labor Relations

Industrial and Manufacturing Management Information Science

Linguistics

Management Information Systems Marketing

Materials Engineering Materials Sciences

Mathematical and Computational Finance Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Modeling and Simulation Molecular Biology Molecular Biophysics Nanotechnology Neurobiology Neuroscience Operations Research Organizational Behavior Philosophy Physics Psychology--General Public Policy Rhetoric Social Psychology Social Sciences Software Engineering Statistics Structural Biology Sustainable Development Technology and Public Policy Theoretical Chemistry Urban Design

Water Resources Engineering Women's Studies

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LOCATION AND SETTING

Pittsburgh Population 306,211 Nearest Metropolitan

Area

Environment Large city

Campus Size 145 acres

Weather

Temperature 18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September

Rain 153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map Map

Nearest Airport 20 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Nearest Bus Station 2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Nearest Train Station 2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

HOUSING

College Housing College offers housing to students

Types of Housing Coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, single student

apartments, disabled student housing, fraternity/sorority housing

Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 61% of all students

Housing Requirements Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting 39%

Off-Campus Housing Assistance Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

SECURITY

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices Available

24-Hour Security Patrols Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances Available

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Health Service Offered

Personal Counseling Offered

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III

Mascot Scotty Dog

School Colors Cardinal, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sport

WOMEN MEN

Offered Scholarships Given Offered Scholarships Given

Basketball x x Cheerleading x x Cross-Country Running x x Football x Golf x x Soccer x x

Swimming And Diving x x

Tennis x x

Track And Field x x

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Club Sports

Women's Club Sports badminton, crew, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, softball, squash, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Men's Club Sports baseball, crew, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Activities and

Organizations choral groups, concert band, dance, drama theatre, literary magazine, marching band, musicensembles, music theatre, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sororities Fraternities

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STUDENT BODY

Coeducational Yes All Undergraduates 6,306 Women 2,716 (43.1%) Men 3,590 (56.9%) Full-Time Undergraduates 6,104

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native 28.5% Asian

6.0% Black/African-American 8.7% Hispanic/Latino

4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 45.3% White

6.7% Unknown

International Students 19.3% from 69 countries

Average Age 22

All Graduate Students 6,685

UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION AND GRADUATION

First-Year Students Returning 94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years 85.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years 88.0%

AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 98%

Average Starting Salary Not reported

Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 33%

Disciplines Pursued Business 6%

Engineering 5% Law 2%

Arts and Sciences 14% Medicine 2%

Education 2%

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