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Carnegie Mellon University

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Visiting And Contact Information

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States

Phone: 412-268-2082

Fax: 412-268-7838

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 98
SAT:
% Submitting Score:90%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:640 - 740
     Math Middle 50%:700 - 790
     Writing Middle 50%:650 - 750
ACT:
% Submitting Score:34%
     ACT Middle 50%:30 - 34
     Math Middle 50%:30 - 35
     English Middle 50%:30 - 34
Average High School GPA:3.72
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:56%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:27%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:12%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:4%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:80%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:96%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 18,884
Total applicants who are accepted: 4,813
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,442
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 94%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $75.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 01/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $600.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Important
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:0
     History:0
     Academic Electives:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:0
     History:0
     Academic Electives:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    98
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    640 - 740
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    700 - 790
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    650 - 750
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    30 - 34
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    30 - 35
  •      English Middle 50%:
    30 - 34
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.72
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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