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.

Architecture applicants are required to submit the architecture portfolio to SlideRoom for review by the architecture admission committee. Applicants aren't required, but are strongly encouraged to register for a formal on-campus review of their admission portfolio submission. On-campus reviews give applicants an opportunity to discuss their creative work with the faculty as part of the formal admission process and learn more about the school.


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.