Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University seal.svg
Former names
Carnegie Technical Schools (1900–1912)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (1912–1967)
Carnegie-Mellon University (1968–1988) [1]
Carnegie Mellon University (1988–present)
Motto "My heart is in the work" (Andrew Carnegie)
Type Private university
Established 1900 by Andrew Carnegie
1967 (merger with Mellon Institute)
Endowment $1.72 billion (2017)[2]
President Farnam Jahanian (interim)[3]
Provost Laurie Weingart (interim)[4]
Academic staff
1,423[5]
Students 13,503
Undergraduates 6,362
Postgraduates 7,141
Other students
145
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Urban, 140 acres (57 ha)[6]
Colors Cardinal, Black, Grey and White                    
Athletics NCAA Division III UAA, ACHA, IRA
17 varsity teams[7]
Nickname Tartans
Mascot Scotty the Scottish Terrier[8]
Website www.cmu.edu
Carnegie Mellon University wordmark.svg

Coordinates: 40°26′36″N 79°56′37″W / 40.443322°N 79.943583°W / 40.443322; -79.943583

Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon or CMU /ˈkɑːrnɪɡi ˈmɛlən/ or /kɑːrˈnɡi ˈmɛlən/) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.

The university's 140-acre (57 ha) main campus is 3 miles (5 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science. The university also has campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, with degree-granting programs in six continents.

Carnegie Mellon is ranked 25th in the United States and 77th in the world by U.S. News & World Report.[9] It is home to the world's first degree-granting Robotics and Drama programs,[10] as well as one of the first Computer Science departments.[11] The university was ranked 89th for R&D in 2015 having spent $242 million.[12]

Carnegie Mellon counts 13,650 students from 114 countries, over 100,000 living alumni, and over 5,000 faculty and staff. Past and present faculty and alumni include 20 Nobel Prize Laureates,[13] 12 Turing Award winners, 22 Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences,[14] 19 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 72 Members of the National Academies, 114 Emmy Award winners, 44 Tony Award laureates, and 7 Academy Award winners.[15]

  1. ^ "When did Carnegie Mellon University remove the hyphen in the university name? - Quora". Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2017/november/endowment.html
  3. ^ As of June 30, 2017. "Interim President Appointment". Carnegie Mellon University. 2017. 
  4. ^ "Laurie Weingart Appointed Interim Provost of Carnegie Mellon University". cmu.edu. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "CMU Fact Sheet" (PDF). cmu.edu. December 7, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference Tepper School of Business was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "2015–2016 Undergraduate Catalog: Department of Athletics and Physical Education". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Carnegie Mellon's Mascot". 
  9. ^ "Historical Ranking of Carnegie Mellon Among Universities" (PDF). Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ http://www.drama.cmu.edu/4/our-mission
  11. ^ "Mission & History - Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department". www.csd.cs.cmu.edu. 
  12. ^ "Rankings by total R&D expenditures". National Science Foundation. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ University, Carnegie Mellon. "Awards - CMU - Carnegie Mellon University". www.cmu.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-15. 
  14. ^ University, Carnegie Mellon. "Awards - CMU - Carnegie Mellon University". Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "CMU About: Awards". Carnegie Mellon University. 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 

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