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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 157 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+47%
600-69945%
600+92%

SAT Math Score

700+78%
600-69919%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3684%
24-2915%
24+99%

Students applied19,812
Students admitted4,874
Admission rate25%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,610
Fees$1,055
Room and board$12,830
Estimated book expense$2,400
Total cost$65,895

Cost after need-based aid$35,827
Cost after non-need-based aid$55,028

Average debt at graduation$31,905

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$72,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$30,068
Average non-need-based aid$10,867

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,309

Full-Time

Men3,392
Women2,712

Part-Time

Men126
Women79

Freshmen retained96%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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