Carnegie Mellon University

Women's WCLA Contact: Isabel Magdaleno
8 / 10
6,589 Undergrads / 14,029 Students
9 / 10
$30,618 Net Price
10 / 10
15% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
76% / 90%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • India
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • China
Where Grads Work
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Intel Corporation
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Apple
  • General Motors
  • Cisco
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Boeing
  • Accenture
  • PwC
  • Qualcomm
What Grads Do
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Arts and Design
  • Consulting
  • Operations
  • Program and Project Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Product Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
660 - 750
760 - 800
1390 - 1540
33 - 35
32 - 36
33 - 35

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 660 - 760 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 27,634 16,756 10,878
% Admitted 15% 12% 21%
% Admits That Enroll 37% 41% 34%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.76
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Engineering (28%)
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering (12%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (11%)
    Computer Science (11%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (10%)
    Mechanical Engineering (10%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (9%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (8%)
    Business (8%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (7%)
    Systems Science and Theory (6%)
    Statistics, General (5%)
    Physical Sciences (4%)
    Chemical Engineering (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$57,119
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$14,972
    Personal Expenses$1,400
    Sticker Price$74,491

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    58% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship47%$41,645
    Federal Grants16%$7,186
    Pell Grants16%$4,990
    Other Federal12%$2,992
    State & Local Grants2%$2,700
    Institutional Grants46%$39,224
    Student Loans41%$6,615
    Federal Loans41%$4,535
    Other Loans4%$22,185

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.87 Billion $133,451

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,462.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $24,500 $281

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 0.5%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,370 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $83,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.51 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 76% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 11 10
    Fondling 6 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 22 19
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority graduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, highly residential

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