Resources for International Students

We welcome students with different backgrounds and perspectives into our learning community. Carnegie Mellon is ranked in the top 5 for national universities with the highest percentage of international undergraduates, with students from outside of the United States making up 22 percent of the degree-seeking undergraduate student body in the 2019-2020 academic year 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. 

We offer resources so that our international students feel right at home. Learn more about our resources for international students:

Office of International Education (OIE)

The Office of International Education (OIE) helps international students with their transition to the U.S. and Carnegie Mellon, and informs them of their immigration rights and responsibilities. In addition to other programs, the office organizes a mandatory orientation and immigration check-in for international students, which takes place during the Welcome Day before the start of the Undergraduate Orientation program. OIE also provides a session for family members who will be attending the Welcome Day activities.

Prior to your arrival on campus, OIE encourages students to review information in the online Settling in Guide and to read through the Frequently Asked Questions.

International Student Organizations

Carnegie Mellon offers over 400 student organizations and activities. More than three dozen of them are multicultural and may be of particular interest to international students, or students who want to learn more about other cultures.


Admission Fact Sheet

General Fact Sheet (Updated September 2018)


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