Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Quick Facts about CIT

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks CIT in the top 10 Engineering Colleges for both graduate and undergraduate education. Read more about CIT rankings.

  • The Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) became the College of Engineering in 1967, when Carnegie Mellon University was formed.

  • Carnegie Mellon has been home to 48 National Academy of Engineering members. Learn more about the National Academy of Engineering.

  • CIT is the second smallest school in the top 20 Engineering Colleges, with opportunity for true interdisciplinary research.

  • CIT offers a five-year joint bachelor's and master's degree in all five of the traditional majors.

  • CIT offers an accelerated master's program in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management.

  • CIT has more than 130 tenure-track faculty members. That is approximately 21% of the total number of tenure-track faculty members at Carnegie Mellon.

  • CIT students make up about 29% of the entire Carnegie Mellon student body.

  • CIT offers a unique joint degree with the Tepper School of Business where students can earn a BSE and an MBA in five years.

  • First-years entering CIT in Fall 2013 had average SAT scores of 740-800 in math, 670-760 in critical reading, and 680-780 in writing. They represent the top 3% of their high school graduating class, with an average GPA of 3.86. More than 9,300 students applied with just over 5% enrolled.

  • Our Honors Research program offers undergraduates the chance to participate in faculty research efforts, contributing at the graduate-student level.

  • Almost 19% of CIT undergraduate students for 2011-2012 are from outside of the U.S.

  • Approximately half of CIT undergraduate students go on to graduate school.

  • For more statistics visit the CMU factbook, the admissions statistics page, and post graduation and salary statistics for CIT.