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Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Carnegie Mellon University (also known as CMU or simply Carnegie Mellon) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since its inception, Carnegie Mellon has grown into a world-renowned institution, with numerous programs that are frequently ranked among the best in the world. In the most recent release of the Top 200 World Universities by Times Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon was ranked 21st overall and 6th in technology. In the 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate program 22nd in the nation amongst national research universities, and in the 2010 edition its graduate programs in Computer Science 4th, Engineering 6th, Business 15th, Public Affairs 10th, Fine Arts 7th, and Psychology 17th.

The university attracts students from all 50 U.S. states and 93 countries and was named one of the “New Ivies” by Newsweek in 2006. Peer institutions of Carnegie Mellon include Caltech, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, Rice, RPI, Stanford, Penn and Washington University. Carnegie Mellon is affiliated with at least 15 Nobel laureates.

The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The University’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the Tepper School of Business, the School of Computer Science, and the H. John Heinz III College. (more…)