A self-educated "working boy" who loved books, Andrew Carnegie emigrated from Scotland in 1848 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. Attending night school and borrowing books, Carnegie went from factory worker in a textile mill to successful entrepreneur and industrialist. He rose to prominence by founding what became the world's largest steel producing company by the end of the 19th century.
Breakthroughs happen at the intersection of fields — a Carnegie Mellon University specialty. Renowned faculty explore side by side with students, collaborating on research, tackling society's biggest challenges and delivering work that matters.
The unique culture at Carnegie Mellon University allows students and faculty members to work with scholars outside of their schools and colleges. The following degrees and programs are designed especially for students who want to work beyond just one discipline:
At CMU, we have brilliant researchers with state-of-the-art facilities to create technologies that will change the world for the better. We are a leader in bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. Our research, innovation and entrepreneurial activities have tremendous impact on the university, on the broader Pittsburgh region and on economic vitality of the nation.
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is Carnegie Mellon University’s centralized career services center providing a comprehensive range of services, programs and materials focusing on career exploration and decision making, professional development, experiential learning and employment assistance to meet today’s evolving workplace and student goals of finding satisfying work!
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The University Libraries acquire materials and online resources specifically to support teaching and research at Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon library locations and hours can be found at the University Libraries website.
Located in Adelaide, the world’s tenth Most Liveable City and Australia’s most affordable mainland capital city, Carnegie Mellon's Australian campus is home to students from over 20 countries, creating a wide-reaching network of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.
Carnegie Mellon offers over 400 student organizations and activities. More than three dozen of them are multicultural and may be of particular interest to international students, or students who want to learn more about other cultures.
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