A self-educated "working boy" who loved books, Andrew Carnegie emigrated from Scotland in 1848 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. Attending night school and borrowing books, Carnegie went from factory worker in a textile mill to successful entrepreneur and industrialist. He rose to prominence by founding what became the world's largest steel producing company by the end of the 19th century.
One of the university's missions is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.
A research university like no other, Carnegie Mellon is home to experts who lead their fields and create new ones.
From computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology, CMU students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems.
Home to more than 100 centers and institutes, CMU affords its researchers the freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefiting from many perspectives.
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a centralized career center staffed by a team of 24 enthusiastic, dedicated, and highly-educated professionals who orchestrate the career exploration, experiential learning, and career networking needs of students and alumni.
The University developed Student Consumer Information page to provide easy access to information about various types of programs, services, policies, and people at CMU.
Housing Services seeks to create a residential experience that supports a positive transition to college life, fosters independence and personal growth, and provides students with opportunities for meaningful community engagement. Housing Services has over 4,000 students living on campus in first-year, upper-class, Greek, and graduate housing. Located in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon offers on campus housing options on the “Hill,” in the “Morewood Corridor,” and in the “Oakland Community.”
You will find a selection of Windows, Mac or Linux computers and an extensive complement of productivity and academic software in computer labs across campus. Faculty members can request additional software for student assignments and projects. See the Reserving a Computer Lab for more information.
The University offers primary medical care, health promotion, and insurance services. Select a category below for more details.
At its Silicon Valley location, CMU's College of Engineering can integrate the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the dynamic Silicon Valley business environment. For more than a decade, we've worked with partners in the San Francisco Bay Area to establish a natural extension for the university's acclaimed graduate degree programs, innovative research, and support for entrepreneurs.
The Carnegie Mellon University campus community has a central gathering place in the Jared L. Cohon University Center. The Cohon Center contains numerous facilities for athletics, assemblies and dining as well as lounge and retail areas. It also includes space for student organizations and activities. The Cohon Center opened in 1996 and is the home of the varsity swimming and diving team.
We are pleased to launch the new Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement, which we fondly refer to as SLICE. The creation of this new department brings together three teams, Student Activities, Greek Life, and Civic Engagement, in an effort to create a more holistic metacurricular experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.
Carnegie Mellon University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States).