Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, formerly a part of the University of Pittsburgh, to form Carnegie Mellon University. With its main campus located 3 miles (5ย km) from Downtown Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon has grown into an international university with over a dozen degree-granting locations in six continents, including degree-granting campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, and more than 20 research partnerships.
The university has seven colleges and independent schools, all of which offer interdisciplinary programs: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science.
Carnegie Mellon counts 14,799 students from 117 countries, over 109,000 living alumni, and over 1,400 faculty members. Past and present faculty and alumni include 20 Nobel Prize laureates, 13 Turing Award winners, 23 Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 22 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 79 Members of the National Academies, 124 Emmy Award winners, 47 Tony Award laureates, and 10 Academy Award winners.
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  • Beautiful grounds and outstanding architecture, CMU is definitely worth a visit. Phipps Conservatory, affiliated with the campus, is enough alone to make the trek!  more »
  • This is a really cool school in Pittsburgh. Located just beyond Pitt University. Super smart and interesting kids. Lots of creatives. Excellent design program. It gets cold in Pittsburg, though, so pack accordingly. Also near the Pitt University Hospital, which is top notch.
  • I love the positive friendly clean studious, prosperous environment that this school provides for the community as well as the faculty and students๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž!!! Stay blessed!!

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