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 21 percent of the degree-seeking undergraduate student body in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the U.S. News Short List.
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.
Carnegie Mellon also boasts a number of international student organizations for international students or students who want to learn more about other cultures.