CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW
Carnegie Mellon University, a member of the Association of American Universities, is a global, research-intensive university with nearly 16,800 students, 125,000 living alumni, and approximately 6,300 faculty and staff. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU number 22 among national universities, and many of its programs are among the top-ranked in the world. Carnegie Mellon boasts academic strength across a broad range of fields spanning physical and life sciences, computer science, engineering, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, business, and public policy, and, indicative of this breadth, is home to the number one ranked programs in computer science, software engineering, management information systems, and time-based/new media. CMU’s annual budget exceeds $1.3 billion, with total research expenditures of $400 million. In addition to its main campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Mexico.
Over the past 50 years, CMU has set the standard for scholarship, education, and impact for a 21st-century research university. The university is known for its distinctive culture, which champions interdisciplinary inquiry in a technology-rich environment. It maintains a forward-thinking stance towards all disciplines, strives to be socially relevant, and embraces the traditions and values of humanistic inquiry across all pursuits. CMU faculty are renowned for inspiring students to think creatively, interpret with insight, and solve significant societal, scientific, and technological challenges. Current and former faculty and alumni include 20 Nobel Laureates, 79 members of the National Academies, 12 Turing Awards, 10 Academy Awards, 116 Emmy Awards, and 47 Tony Awards. Exceptionally talented students are drawn to the university’s commitment to innovative education and training and its outstanding programs across its seven schools and colleges. CMU has seen a dramatic increase in undergraduate applications that have led to increasing selectivity and rising yield, as well as substantial increases in master’s level students
CMU is a dynamic institution with a remarkable impact on the world relative to its size and endowment. The university’s success emanates from its deeply held core values: dedication, impact, collaboration, creativity, empathy and compassion, inclusion, integrity, and sustainability. It is a place of creativity, pragmatism, and ambition, with a tradition of strategically focusing its efforts and resources in areas where it can lead, then pursuing those areas with startling intensity.
Carnegie Mellon University will have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem-solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.
To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.
To impact society in a transformative way—regionally, nationally, and globally—by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.
CMU is positioned like never before to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the coming years, the university will see the largest expansion to the Pittsburgh campus since 1900. CMU’s research, innovation, and creativity will continue to guide its future as a world-class university at the intersection of technology and humanity.
As outlined in the Strategic Plan 2025, the university will focus on advancing the individual student experience, the broader Carnegie Mellon community experience, and the social impact of Carnegie Mellon throughout the world.
For more information: https://www.cmu.edu/strategic-plan/