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Carnegie Mellon University

Private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The institution was originally established in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. In 1912, it became the Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, it became the current-day Carnegie Mellon University through its merger with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, founded in 1913 by Andrew Mellon and Richard B. Mellon and formerly a part of the University of Pittsburgh.[11]

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Carnegie Mellon University
Former names
Carnegie Technical Schools (1900–1912)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (1912–1967)
Mellon Institute of Industrial Research (1913–1967)
Motto"My heart is in the work" - Andrew Carnegie
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedNovember 15, 1900; 123 years ago (November 15, 1900)[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$3.0 billion (2022)[2]
PresidentFarnam Jahanian
ProvostJames Garrett
Academic staff
Students16,335 (2023) [4]
Undergraduates7,604 (2023) [4]
Postgraduates8,542 (2023) [4]
Location, ,
United States

40°26′33″N 79°56′36″W
CampusLarge city[5], 157.2 acres (63.6 ha)[6]
Other campuses
NewspaperThe Tartan
ColorsRed, black, steel gray, and iron gray[7][8]
Sporting affiliations
MascotScotty the Scottish Terrier[10] Edit this at Wikidata

The university consists of seven colleges, including the College of Engineering, the School of Computer Science, and the Tepper School of Business.[12] The university has its main campus located 5 miles (8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh. It also has over a dozen degree-granting locations in six continents, including campuses in Qatar, Silicon Valley, and Kigali, Rwanda (Carnegie Mellon University Africa) and partnerships with universities nationally and globally.[13] Carnegie Mellon enrolls 15,818 students across its multiple campuses from 117 countries and employs more than 1,400 faculty members.[14]

Carnegie Mellon is known for its advances in research and new fields of study, notably being home to many firsts in computer science (including the first computer science[dubious ], machine learning, and robotics departments), pioneering the field of management science,[15] and being home to the first drama program in the United States. Carnegie Mellon is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity".[16]

Carnegie Mellon competes in NCAA Division III athletics as a founding member of the University Athletic Association. Carnegie Mellon fields eight men's teams and nine women's teams as the Tartans.[17] The university's faculty and alumni include 20 Nobel Prize laureates and 13 Turing Award winners and have received 142 Emmy Awards, 52 Tony Awards, and 13 Academy Awards.[18]

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