Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Quick Facts about the College of Engineering

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering in the top 10 engineering colleges for both graduate and undergraduate education. Read more about our rankings.

  • The Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) became the College of Engineering in 1967, when Carnegie Mellon University was formed.

  • Carnegie Mellon has been home to 53 National Academy of Engineering members. Learn more about the National Academy of Engineering.

  • The College of Engineering is the second smallest school in the top 20 Engineering Colleges, with opportunity for true interdisciplinary research.

  • The college offers a five-year joint bachelor's and master's degree in all five of the traditional majors, and an accelerated master's program in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management.

  • The college has more than 140 tenure-track faculty members. That is approximately 20% of the total number of tenure-track faculty members at Carnegie Mellon.

  • Our students make up about 27% of the entire Carnegie Mellon student body.

  • The College of Engineering offers a unique joint degree with the Tepper School of Business where students can earn a BSE and an MBA in five years.

  • First-years entering the college in Fall 2015 had average SAT scores of 750-800 in math, 680-760 in critical reading, and 690-780 in writing. They represent the top 4% of their high school graduating class, with an average GPA of 3.87. More than 9,800 students applied with just over 5% enrolled.

  • Our Honors Research program offers undergraduates the chance to participate in faculty research efforts, contributing at the graduate-student level.

  • Almost 18% of our undergraduate students for 2015-2016 are from outside of the U.S.

  • Approximately half of our undergraduate students go on to graduate school.

  • For more statistics visit the CMU factbook, the admissions statistics page, and post-graduation and salary statistics for the college.