In 1900, the Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, donated the funds to establish a vocational college called the Carnegie Technical Schools. In 1912, the Technical Schools’ name was changed to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT).
Carnegie based CIT in Pittsburgh, where he had worked as a messenger boy for the Ohio Telegraph Company not long after arriving with his family in the US. By the turn of the twentieth century, that thriving industrial city had become the main base of operations for Carnegie’s vast steel factories. CIT’s site was adjacent to that of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1913, the brothers, Andrew W. and Richard B. Mellon—scions of a wealthy Pittsburgh banking family (also of Scottish ancestry)—donated money to the University of Pittsburgh for the creation of a Department of Industrial Research. Andrew Mellon would go on to serve as US Secretary of the Treasury under President Warren G. Harding during the early 1920s.
In 1928, the Department of Industrial Research was reconstituted as a nonprofit corporation and renamed the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research (MIIR). In 1937, MIIR moved into a new facility on the Pitt campus, across the street from the world-famous Cathedral of Learning.
In 1967, CIT and MIIR merged to create a new, technically oriented university called Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). CMU’s campus is physically adjacent to, and partially overlaps, the University of Pittsburgh campus.
A total of 20 CMU-related individuals have received the Nobel Prize, including:
Computer science is a special strength of CMU, as is shown by its large number of Turing Award–recipients—13 in all—including:
Also, one might say that CMU is not unlike a startup accelerator, given the number of CMU-connected engineers and entrepreneurs who have gone on to found important IT companies, including, notably, Xerox PARC, Adobe Systems, Sun Microsystems, Lycos, Red Hat, and Nest.
Finally, among other CMU-connected individuals, we may mention:
According to Wikipedia,
Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is the result of a merger of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research. The predecessor was established in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, and it 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, founded in 1913 by Andrew Mellon and Richard B. Mellon and formerly a part of the University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has operated as a single institution since the merger.
|Annual Applications||Acceptance||Graduation Rate||Median SAT Score||Median ACT Score|
|Income||Average Net Cost|
|0 - 30K||$16,456|
|30K - 48K||$13,608|
|48K - 75K||$21,526|
|75K - 110K||$31,094|
If you graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, then you can expect to earn an average of $103,000 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.
Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.
Carnegie Mellon University is located at 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Pittsburgh has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.
Carnegie Mellon University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Carnegie Mellon University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, and Business. Here are some of Carnegie Mellon University's most famous alumni: