Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Carnegie Mellon University is ranked 46 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 144 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 37%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+52%
600-69941%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+79%
600-69917%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3686%
24-2913%
24+99%

Students applied20,547
Students admitted4,873
Admission rate24%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,196
Fees$1,114
Room and board$13,270
Estimated book expense$2,400
Total cost$67,980

Cost after need-based aid$36,563
Cost after non-need-based aid$56,410

Average debt at graduation$31,444

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$76,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$31,417
Average non-need-based aid$11,570

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,454

Full-Time

Men3,369
Women2,865

Part-Time

Men126
Women94

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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