Carnegie Mellon University Profile


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 33% of 15,496 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: 3.64
SAT Math: 719 average  680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  670 average  620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 678 average  630-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31 average  29-33 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance:  $57,322
Tuition and Fees: $43,812
Room and Board: $11,110
Average Percent of Need Met: 82%
Average Freshman Award: $29,849
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $30,744

Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 883
Regular Class Size: 20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15 – Final deadline May 15
Award Notification: On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003242: Free

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