Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $70 for graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$70
Admission Informationadmission.enrollment.cmu.edu/
Online Applicationadmission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/apply-now
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 15.44% and the yield is 37.15%. 16,756 men and 10,878 women applied to CMU and 1,936 men and 2,331 women students were accepted. Among them, 789 men and 796 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants27,63416,75610,878
Admitted4,2671,9362,331
Enrolled1,585789796
Acceptance Rate 15.44%11.55%21.43%
Yield 37.15%40.75%34.15%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,220 students (77% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 574 students (36%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 760 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math760800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3236
ACT English3335
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Carnegie Mellon University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, and Admission Test Scores to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Carnegie Mellon University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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CMU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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