Carnegie Mellon University Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Carnegie Mellon University is 13:1, and the school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Carnegie Mellon University include: Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Systems Science and Theory; and Chemical Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required No
Coursework required for graduation
Humanities
Computer literacy
English (including composition)
History
Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Computer Science 12%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10%
Mechanical Engineering 7%
Systems Science and Theory 6%
Chemical Engineering 5%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member N/A
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit N/A

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 73%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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