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Carnegie Mellon University Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

What Does the Admissions Department at Carnegie Mellon University Look For?

By analyzing the admissions figures of recent freshman cohorts, get a better grasp of your likelihood of gaining admission to Carnegie Mellon University.

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How are Carnegie Mellon University Admissions and Enrollment Stats Applicable to You?

Carnegie Mellon University Admission Statistics can help you to understand the likelihood of being accepted. Compare your SAT and ACT scores to previously accepted students. If your scores are lower than average, that may mean you should try to retake the exam or look at schools that better fit your scores. A college’s acceptance rates and selectivity are a good way to judge how difficult it is to be admitted.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): The Numbers Behind Student Admissions

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College More Selective
Acceptance Rate 14%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 32,896
Accepted 4,453
Enrolled 1,896

Boys vs. Girls: Who’s Applying More?

Applicants: Men - Women  60 to 40
Accepted: Men - Women  48 to 52
Enrolled: Men - Women  48 to 52

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Carnegie Mellon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 760. Math scores were between 770 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 710 to 760 )
SAT Math Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 770 to 800 )

Carnegie Mellon received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Carnegie Mellon University  ( 33 to 35 )

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