Carnegie Mellon University is a research-based university offering a plethora of undergraduate and graduate courses that have been ranked among the top courses in the US. An acceptance rate of 17% makes CMU highly selective while granting admission to students. Every year applications are welcomed from students belonging to both traditional and non-traditional academic backgrounds and around 13,258 undergraduate and graduate students are granted admission.
Of the three application types, i.e., Early Decision, Regular Decision and Early Applications, Carnegie encourages students to apply primarily through the Early Decision Application. However, the Early Decision option is unavailable for students interested to enroll in courses like Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Music or Theater.
|Application Portal||UG: Common Application|
PG: Online Application
|Application Fee||UG: 75 USD|
PG: 75 USD; 50 USD for each additional course
|Mode of Payment||Online/Credit Card/Debit Card/in person|
|Carnegie Mellon University SAT Requirements||1495|
|Carnegie Mellon University ACT Requirements||33|
|International Application Deadlines||November 1 – January 1|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Seasons||Fall, Spring|
|Interview Requirements||Depends on course requirements|
|Work Experience||Highly recommended for MBA aspirants|
|Financial Aid||Available for International Students|
Given below are season-wise deadline for the undergraduate courses. For PG deadlines, please refer to the individual sections.
|Application Plan||Application Due Date||Receival of Notification||Recommended Enrollment Date|
|Early Decision||November 1||December 15||February 1|
|Regular Decision||January 1|
December 1: School of Drama and Music
|No later than April 1||May 1|
|Early Admission||January 1||No later than April 15||May 1|
|Spring Transfer (Engineering/DC/IS/MCS/TPR/SCS||October 15||December 15 or soon after||January 1|
|Fall Transfer (Engineering/DC/IS/MCS/TPR/SCS||February 15||May 15||July 1|
How to apply: The applications for undergraduate courses can be made via The Common Application App.
Application Fee: 75 USD
Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to fulfill the academic requirements by either taking ACT/SAT test and meeting the GPA requirements. In addition to this, the international students are required to submit the English language proficiency test scores.
|Average ACT Score||33|
|25th Percentile ACT Score||32|
|75th Percentile ACT Score||35|
|Average SAT Score||1495|
|25th Percentile SAT Score||1495 (Math: 765; Reading & Writing: 730)|
|75th Percentile SAT Score||1560 (Math: 800; Reading & Writing: 760)|
Language Requirements for International Students: International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting either TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum scores required for both the tests are given below:
|English Language Test||Minimum Score|
|Internet-based TOEFL||102 with subscores not lesser than 25 in reading, listening, writing, and speaking|
Supporting Documents: Official high school transcript, standardized academic test scores, secondary school counselor evaluation, recommendation letters from teachers, common application essay, personal statement. Additionally, there are few specific requirements for some courses/schools:
Note: It is essential for the applicants to submit the academic test scores by January 1 and the supporting documents by January 15.
Carnegie offers a variety of graduate programs of which about 15+ subject areas have been ranked in the top 20 in the Global Universities Subject Rankings.
Application Portal: Applicants are required to visit the School of Computer Science online application portal.
Application Fee: Students applying by November 30, 12 p.m. need to pay 75 USD for one program and 50 USD for each additional program. Students missing this deadline are required to pay 125 USD as the application fee and 75 USD for each additional program.
Application Deadline: The last date to apply is December 10, however, the application can be submitted by November 30 to avoid a higher application fee.
Academic Requirements: To seek admission, applicants are required to submit GRE scores, an iBT score of minimum 100.
Supporting Documents: PDF copy of a recent academic transcript, resume, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation from faculty member/recent employer.
Application Portal: Online applications can be made on the Tepper School of Business Application page.
Application Fee: 200 USD
|Details||Round I||Round II||Round III||Round IV|
|Application Deadline||October 3, 2018||January 5, 2019||March 7, 2019||April 18, 2019|
|Decision Notification||December 12, 2018||March 14, 2019||May 8, 2019||May 22, 2019|
Academic Requirements: The applicants are required to submit official GMAT scores. Alternatively, GRE score can also be submitted. Eligible candidates are invited for interview within 1 week of the application deadline.
Supporting Documents: Current resume, 1 essay, 1 professional recommendation, unofficial academic transcripts.
Application Portal: Online application can be made at the CMU's College of Engineering application page. Application Fee: 75 USD Application Deadline: Spring admission- September 15; Fall admission- December 15. Academic Requirements: It is essential for the candidates to submit GRE test scores. The international students require a minimum overall score of 84 in TOEFL. Supporting Documents: Statement of Purpose, resume, 3 recommendation letters, unofficial academic transcripts.
Application Portal: Online applications are done at the Tepper School of Business application page. Application Fee: 125 USD Application Deadline:
|Application Deadline||Decision Notification|
|August 1||September 5|
|September 1||October 8|
Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to submit either GRE or GMAT score. Additionally, the international applicants are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS score. Supporting Documents: Resume, unofficial academic transcripts, 3 essays, 3 letters of recommendation and interview.
Application Portal: Online applications can be submitted at the application portal of CMU Statistics and Data Science page.
Application Fee: 75 USD
Application Deadline: The applications are accepted on a rolling basis from November 15 to February 1.
Academic Requirements: It is essential for students to take GRE general test. Also, the international students need to take TOEFL/IELTS test.
Supporting Documents: Unofficial acdemic transcripts, resume, statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation.