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Undergraduate International Students

We welcome students with different backgrounds and perspectives into our learning community. Approximately 15.4 percent of Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate student body and 20 percent of first-year students are considered international students.

Carnegie Mellon is ranked in the top 6 for National Universities with the highest percentage of international undergraduates, with students from outside of the United States making up between 19 percent of the degree-seeking undergraduate student body in fall 2013 according to the U.S. News Short List.

Carnegie Mellon defines an international applicant as someone who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States, and who will be studying in the United States on a temporary visa.

For international students, the application procedure and timetables are essentially the same as for candidates applying from schools in the United States. Carnegie Mellon only offers financial aid to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. If you're an international student who plans to enroll at Carnegie Mellon, you and your family must assume the total cost of attendance.

International students should review these pages prior to applying: