- Located in growing, thriving Pittsburgh
- Low student-teacher ratio and small class size
- Most selective
- Very expensive
The Bottom Line
- Carnegie Mellon University is a global research institution best known for its strong science and technology programs and its emphasis on discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development.
Carnegie Mellon is most selective, with a 30 percent admission
rate. The admission committee looks at four main areas when
considering applicants: high school performance, extracurricular
contributions, demonstrated interest, and standardized test
results. The key is not that the student...