Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1900 by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a small technical school. Today, Carnegie Mellon operates from a 140-acre campus three miles from downtown Pittsburgh. It also owns and maintains 81 buildings in the Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Renowned as an international research university, it enrolls more than 10,000 students and employs more than 4,000 faculty and staff in seven institutes and colleges: College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, H. John Heinz III College, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the Tepper School of Business.
Founded in 1905, the College of Fine Arts offers degrees and professional training programs in the visual and performing arts in the fields of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the university's liberal and professional studies college and grants degrees in Economics, English, History, Information Systems, Global and International Relations, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Social and Decision Sciences and Statistics.
The H. John Heinz III College, consisting of the School of Information Systems & Management and the School of Public Policy & Management, offers masters degree, doctorate degree and executive education program in Arts Management, Entertainment Industry Management, Health Care Policy and Management, Information Systems Management, Information Technology, Information Security Policy and Management, Medical Management, Public Management, and Public Policy and Management.
The Mellon College of Science, which operates the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences and Physics Deapartements, is venturing into bioinformatics, biological physics, computational biology, computational finance, green chemistry, nanotechnology, and sensor research.
The School of Computer Science is recognized internationally as one of the top schools in computer science.
The Carnegie Institute of Technology operates seven engineering departments: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, Engineering and Public Policy, Mechanical, and Materials Science and Engineering, and two institutes, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and the Information Networking Institute.
The Tepper School of Business offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Economics; masters degrees in Business Administration and joint degrees in Computational Finance with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science and the School of Computer Science, joint degrees with Civil and Environmental Engineering; and doctoral degrees.
Despite its size, the student-faculty ratio is only 10:1 which is ideal for individualized instruction.
Annual tuition amounts to $40,300. However, fees vary for resident, commuter and off-campus students. Thus, total tuition and fees for resident students costs $53,660; for commuter students, $45,630; and for off-campus students, $52,850.