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Carnegie Mellon Housing Costs

$9,614 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$6,536 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,000 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$1,400 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Much Does it Cost to Stay at Carnegie Mellon ?

Room, board, and other expenses will add up to a great deal. How much does Carnegie Mellon University request for these essentials, and how does it compare to other schools?

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Carnegie Mellon Room and Board Expenses Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at Carnegie Mellon. The standard student spent $9,614 for housing and $6,536 for dining in 2021.

Find out Carnegie Mellon University housing expenses for both on-campus and off-campus, and meals along with other charges in the the next table.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$16,150$14,340
— Housing      $9,614
— Meals      $6,536
Other Living Expenses$1,400$1,400
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,000

Will You Spend Four Years On Campus? Forecasted Cost is $80,931

For the past five years, Carnegie Mellon housing and dining costs have changed 3.9% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current developments go on, 2022 incoming freshmen will be charged about $19,196 in room, board and other expenses in the first year of attendance. In their last year a student would pay roughly $19,869 for an associate degree, and $21,296 for a bachelor's degree.

Over the duration of acquiring your degree the total will come to somewhere around $80,931 for four years or $39,065 for two years.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Carnegie Mellon Education?

More Details on Campus Living Arrangements

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Carnegie Mellon does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity3,754

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

Students at Carnegie Mellon pay $18,550 to stay on campus, while the average student nationwide pays only $15,282.


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