Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission

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Fine Arts Admission

School of Architecture

Admission Process Overview

The School of Architecture provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry.  We seek innately curious, thoughtful, creative students with strong academic records and emergent leadership abilities.

A joint admission committee consisting of both the Office of Admission and the School of Architecture evaluates the qualifications of architecture applicants. 

  • The Office of Admission evaluates all required admission materials.  
  • The School of Architecture admission committee assesses demonstrated creative ability by reviewing an applicant’s online submission either a portfolio of creative work or the Design Project .  

Architecture applicants are required to submit either a portfolio or the Design Project to SlideRoom for review by the architecture admission committee. The committee will value the portfolio and Design Project submissions equally, so you should choose the option that best fits your needs.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to register for a formal on-campus review of their online submission of creative work.

If you have any questions about the online submission process, please contact Alexis McCune Secosky, Coordinator of Student Programs in the School of Architecture.

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