Choose Carnegie Mellon

And change the world, as an award winner, innovator or problem solver

Our students leave Carnegie Mellon equipped with the skills to impact society in a transformative way.

Carnegie Mellon is a world-class, innovative university, rich with tradition and culture. Our interdisciplinary approach to education sharpens students’ problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical and quantitative skills. With more than 90 majors and minors from six different undergraduate colleges and schools, our premier fine arts, business and humanities programs are equally matched by top-ranked technology, science and computer science programs. People ask us, why chose Carnegie Mellon? Well, we're glad you asked!


With our educational philosophy focused deeply on interdisciplinary knowledge, we develop world changers in problem-solving, leadership and communication. Our students leave Carnegie Mellon equipped with the skills to impact society in a transformative way. Post-graduation outcomes are increasingly impressive as 61% of the Class of 2016 were employed within six months of graduation and 25% chose to attend graduate school. Our top undergraduate employers in 2016 were among the most exciting and impactful in the world — Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, PNC, Deloitte, Amazon, Google, GE, Ford, Apple and more. The value of Carnegie Mellon is a positive investment for your future. 



Deciding where you’d like to spend your next four years is a life changing decision. Carnegie Mellon is filled with passionate students just as dedicated and motivated as you are. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded, hardworking students as you collaborate in the studio or on research projects in one of our 100 research centers and institutes, join one of our 280+ student organizations or cheer for our student athletes competing in NCAA Division III varsity sports.


Opportunities are endless as you become an expert in your field of study, while having the opportunity for interdisciplinary study, perhaps by taking advantage of a minor in another college or an IDeaTe concentration or minor. With our wide span of majors from arts to technology, multifaceted knowledge weaves in and out of the lives and minds of Carnegie Mellon students on a daily basis, creating an inner foundation of knowledge that reveals itself in exciting and unexpected ways. With a work hard, play hard mentality, you can be certain that you’ll be challenged and inspired everyday.


We take pride in our academics and have the rankings to prove it, but also realize the importance of life outside the classroom. Campus life at Carnegie Mellon is vibrant, with opportunities spanning Greek Life and service, clubs and organizations, and intramurals and athletics. Though we’re in the midst of the city of Pittsburgh, we have 148-acre campus bordered by 500-acre Schenley Park – there’s plenty of green space in every direction. With hundreds of ways to spend a study break, students take advantage of our culturally rich residential-surrounding and get involved in the life of the Pittsburgh community. And with three of the best athletic teams around (the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers!) here in our city, we know you'll love being a Pittsburgher as much as we do.


World-renowned faculty who don’t just teach, but are also actively involved in their profession in the lab or on the stage, teach young people aspiring to do the same thing. By learning from doers, the faculty are strong mentors who develop both a depth of knowledge and leadership in the field. With a strong 13:1 student/faculty ratio, this valuable interaction is why our students have the reputation of being able to hit the ground running in their first professional position.


So, why choose Carnegie Mellon? Now you know! We're an internationally-renowned university, we imagine the unimaginable and we’re changing the world with work that matters. Carnegie Mellon’s founder, Andrew Carnegie, wrote a letter to the mayor of Pittsburgh establishing Carnegie Technical School, which would eventually become Carnegie Mellon. He signed the letter, "My heart is in the work." Today, the students, faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon continue to live and work by these words. So, why not decide to #TurnTartan and make Carnegie Mellon your home for the next four years?

At any given moment, you can choose your program and change the world.