Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Carnegie Mellon University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Carnegie Mellon. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Carnegie Mellon Student Population

How Many Students Attend Carnegie Mellon University?

Carnegie Mellon total enrollment is approximately 14,180 students.

6,425 are undergraduates and 6,893 are graduate students.

Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Carnegie Mellon undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Carnegie Mellon Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 2,106
White 1,669
International 1,150
Hispanic 583
Unknown 411
Multi-Ethnic 265
Black or African American 238
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Carnegie Mellon Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 37% of full-time grad students are women, and 63% men.

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Carnegie Mellon Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 4,539
White 1,221
Asian 488
Unknown 303
Hispanic 135
Black or African American 134
Multi-Ethnic 70
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Carnegie Mellon achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #15 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  15 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.60 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does Carnegie Mellon Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Carnegie Mellon is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Carnegie Mellon is ranked 477 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  477 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  87.44 out of 100
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High racial/ethnic diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Carnegie Mellon Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 5,868
White 3,288
Asian 2,722
Unknown 789
Hispanic 759
Black or African American 394
Multi-Ethnic 352
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Carnegie Mellon University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 4,315
Asian 295
Black or African American 231
Multi-Ethnic 69
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Carnegie Mellon ranks 183 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  183 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  95.20 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 6,070 female students and 8,110 male students at Carnegie Mellon.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Carnegie Mellon is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.07 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,544 female teachers and 3,233 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in Geographic Diversity
86.98% Out of State
19.39% Out of the Country

Carnegie Mellon ranks 21 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

86.98% of Carnegie Mellon students come from out of state, and 19.39% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 208
New Jersey 167
Pennsylvania 161
New York 154
Florida 67

International Students at Carnegie Mellon

Students from 102 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
42.97% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  74.06 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Carnegie Mellon, 42.97% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 3,798
20-21 2,990
18-19 2,970
25-29 2,773
30-34 762
35 and over 405
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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