Published On: Sun, Feb 26th, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is an urban, private institute was founded in 1900 with the campus area of 144 acres by the industrialist philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. This 112 years old institute has employed the semester based calendar system, and tuition fees in 2011-2012 are $ 43,396/-. University provides housing facility throughout the year, and many students choose to stay on the campus. University has professional teams in hockey, football and baseball so you can be a part of any of these professional teams which is a plus point in terms of environment. Students have the prospect to join in research work or they can also receive grants for their research work. The Author of the bestselling book “The Last Lecture” Randy Pausch was professor of this university.

According to the mission of this university “They put a strong emphasis on making things – from painting to software to robots.” They have their campuses in Silicon Valley, Qatar and Pittsburgh. More than 84,000 students have passed from the university and working around the world. Application fee is $ 70, and acceptance rate of this university is 33%. Faculty-student ratio is 1:12. Nearly 67% classes have less than 20 students, 21.8% have 20-49 students and 11.2% classes have 50 or more students.

Their Information Networking Institute (INI) offers the really competitive graduate programs like information networking, information security, Mobility and Software Management that completely in-line with ever changing and fast field of information technology and also fulfills the demands of today’s communication networks and systems.

In November 2011, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg was on recruiting to trip to Carnegie Mellon he shared that when he was planning to schedule a visit to different universities across the U.S, Carnegie Mellon was on top of the list because its students are just a right kind of entrepreneurial and team players that his company wants to recruiting.


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