Impressions Of
Carnegie Mellon University

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Carnegie Mellon University

To Attend

  • “Opportunities for employment. A lot of companies reach out to CMU and it’s very well known.” [In the Class of 2018, only 6% were seeking employment when surveyed.]
  • “The people are the best. They’re different from what I expected because there aren’t a lot of social groupings and anyone can be friends with anyone even if they are seemingly very different. I have a lot of friends with different personalities that I didn’t expect to get along with. The individual personalities here are really, really cool.”
  • “Carnegie Mellon really stresses the interdisciplinary nature of its academics and gives you a well-rounded experience, as opposed to giving you one path you have to follow.”
  • “There are a lot of resources available to you for you to get involved with. You can get involved with your passions and also take time to explore what you want to do.”

To Not Attend

  • “If having a good social scene is really, really important to you, then maybe don’t come here. I think it takes a particular type of person to enjoy it here. It’s definitely not a super social school and I know people who have transferred out because of that.”
  • “Price.” [Total fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are $74,491.]
  • “Don’t attend if you’re planning to go purely into the Humanities in my opinion. I don’t think there are a lot of opportunities here for pure Humanities students, the school caters a lot towards STEM students.”
  • “If you’re not into Pittsburgh or are not into traveling to Pittsburgh. A lot of people I know are very anti-Pittsburgh because of the cold, transportation issues, and being far away from home.”
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