Why Carnegie Mellon?
Carnegie Mellon University is consistently recognized as one of the premier research universities in the world and has produced some of the most distinguished and innovative leaders in the last century.
We're about creating students who can view life through a wide variety of lenses and who leave here prepared to make an important and lasting impact on society. Our unique ability to provide undergraduates with exposure to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines beyond their field of study is the reason employers around the globe seek our graduates.
A Century of Excellence
Carnegie Mellon University was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Guided by our founder’s motto, “my heart is in the work,” Carnegie Mellon has focused on finding real solutions to the problems facing society.
In 2004, at the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City. As a student here, you will harness research and discovery, innovation, and creative thinking to become not only a leader in your field, but also to serve our larger global community. Education City is more than a place to study and live, read more about it at MyEducationCity.com.
Recognized for academic excellence, groundbreaking research and interdisciplinary collaboration, Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks among the world's top universities. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni have earned personal and professional awards, including Nobel Laureates, Turing Award recipients, a MacArthur Fellow and numerous other individuals who are pioneers in their fields. Find out how some of their innovations have shaped the world in our Little Brag Book.
Work at World Renowned Organizations
Our emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration will help you develop the innovative, original thinking you’ll need to succeed in a global marketplace.
By encouraging an open exchange of ideas we create students who are as renowned for their technical superiority as well as their extraordinary communication and teamwork skills.
Whether through internships that provide direct professional experience or by supporting your efforts to find employment with a top-tier organization upon graduation, Carnegie Mellon is committed to preparing you for the career you’ve always imagined.