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Carnegie Mellon University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $34,768 $37,544 $39,754 $40,920 2.9%
Books and supplies $945 $966 $990 $1,000 1.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,280 $9,660 $10,050 $10,840 7.9%
Other $1,315 $1,335 $1,356 $1,400 3.2%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,308 $49,505 $52,150 $54,160 3.9%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,153 8,652 5,501
Percent admitted 36% 33% 42%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 29% 27%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,377 97%
ACT 380 27%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 620 720
SAT Math 670 780
SAT Writing 620 720
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 28 34
ACT Math 28 34

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1948 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1951 -   Accredited