Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

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Located three miles from downtown Pittsburgh in a 140-acre campus, Carnegie Mellon is a private research university, founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. 

Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist whose vision was to open a vocational training school for the offspring of working class Pittsburghers. In 1967, Carnegie Tech merged with the Mellon Institute, a science research center founded by the Mellon family of Pittsburgh. 

Today, Carnegie Mellon is home to 13,650 students from 114 countries, split roughly evenly between undergraduates and postgraduates. Globally, it regularly ranks in the top 50 universities, but excels in certain disciplines: in 2018, Carnegie Mellon was ranked third in the world for computer science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. It also featured in the top 10 globally for statistics and operational research. 

For the Class of 2021, Carnegie Mellon had an overall admissions rate

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