About Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 11,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico. The university is in the midst of a $1 billion fundraising campaign, titled“Inspire Innovation: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University,” which aims to build its endowment, support faculty, students and innovative research, and enhance the physical campus with equipment and facility improvements.
Carnegie Mellon University has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 111-year history. Today, Carnegie Mellon is a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creating things—from art to robots. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.
Carnegie Mellon By the Numbers:
• In 2011, the Times Higher Education of London ranked CMU No. 22 in the world.
• In a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll, job recruiters looking for new hires ranked CMU No. 1 in computer science, No. 4 in finance and No. 7 in business. CMU ranked No. 10 overall.
• Nearly 30 percent of CMU’s students are from 100 countries outside the U.S., giving the university one of the most international student bodies, by percentage, anywhere.
• CMU has been ranked No. 1 among all U.S. universities without a medical school in the number of startup companies created per research dollar spent since 2007.
• In the past 15 years, CMU faculty, students and alumni have created more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs.
• CMU is a world leader in robotics. CMU’s autonomous vehicle, Boss, earned the $2M prize for winning the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Now, CMU researchers are developing a flying car, and working to land and operate a robot on the moon through Google’s Lunar X Mission—a project that combines technology and art.
• CMU attracts award-winning talent. Current and former faculty and alumni are winning top awards in art, science and technology. CMU has six Academy Award winners; 97 Emmy Award winners; 40 members of the National Academy of Engineering: 12 members of the National Academy of Sciences: 18 Nobel Laureates: 22 Tony Award winners and 11 winners of the Turing Award, the most prestigious in computer science.
• With more than 100 percent of CMU’s electricity coming from green power sources, the university is ranked as a green power leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In the Community ...
Carnegie Mellon University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll because of its exemplary community service efforts by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
Through its Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach, the university supports more than 75 university-wide programs for K-12 students and teachers aimed at improving and enhancing the teaching and learning process. Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff are active participants in its many outreach initiatives, which include certification and professional development programs for teachers and administrators; tutoring, mentoring and enrichment courses for students; and activities for students aimed at improving local communities.