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 undergraduate 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 portfolio submission to SlideRoom.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to register for a formal portfolio review session as a valuable supplement to the portfolio submission. During this session, you’ll converse with an architecture faculty member about your previously submitted portfolio; you’ll also have the opportunity to engage with students and learn more about the school. The formal portfolio review isn’t required for admission but is strongly encouraged as an excellent way to determine whether the School of Architecture is the best fit for you.


Please visit the School of Architecture website for more information about our school. If you have any questions about the online submission process, please contact the School of Architecture.