Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 86,500 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, CMU is consistently a top-ranked university. Beginning as a small technical school, CMU evolved into what it is today under the guidance of exceptional leadership teams, expanding into seven schools and colleges: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heinz College, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and the Tepper School of Business.
Our world-renowned faculty members are practicing professionals who bring extensive knowledge and experience into the classroom. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, faculty members are extremely accessible and take a genuine interest in their students’ work. From the beginning, innovation has been a part of our DNA and we continue to push the envelope. The university just launched “Inspire Innovation,” a $1 billion comprehensive campaign to build on our unparalleled success.
CMU is one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial institutions in the U.S. The university recently launched Greenlighting Startups – a new initiative accelerating CMU’s record of turning innovations to new business. Our labs, faculty and students are renowned for their expertise in the tech fields and it is part of our mission to share that expertise with the community, through programs like the Robotics Academy, Entertainment Technology Center and CREATE Lab.