In general, Carnegie Mellon University is an extremely selective school. Around 24,400 applications are received by Carnegie Mellon University every year. The overall acceptance rate tends to be around 17 percent which equates to 4,139 students who were successful in the admission process of the institution. However, when the term starts, only about 1,600 or 38% of the candidates will have chosen Carnegie Mellon University as their school of choice. The school tends to see 61 percent of the students who applied are men compared to 38 percent who are women. When the term commences, about 50 percent of those accepted women chose Carnegie Mellon University and 50 percent were men.

Carnegie Mellon University’s undergraduate application fee is $75. To submit your application to Carnegie Mellon University, you will need to present these documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies, Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.), Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. It is suggested that students applying have Secondary school rank. Prospective students should submit their ACT or SAT scores to Carnegie Mellon University when applying. Most often, an ACT score of 33 - 35 or a 1,450 - 1,550 SAT score is the range in which applicants have greater chances to be accepted. This institution also accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, and Dual credit.

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Student ACT Scores

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Student SAT Scores

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First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
24,351
Male 14,921
Female 9,430

 

Acceptance
4,139
Male 1,939
Female 2,263

 

Enrollment Total
1,572
Male 794
Female 792


Acceptance Rate
17%
Male
13%
Female
24%

 

Yield
38%
Male
40.9%
Female
35%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$70



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Formal demonstration of competencies
    Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


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    Secondary school rank

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