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Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Requirements

Admissions Overview

11% (12.5% early)

Acceptance Rate

3.7 - 4.0

Average GPA

1500 - 1560

Average SAT Score

33 - 35

Average ACT Score

GPA Requirements

Carnegie Mellon University does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.7 to 4.0, with an average GPA of 3.9.

3.9

Average High School GPA

3.8 - 4.0

25th-7th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Carnegie Mellon is test optional currently for the admissions cycle. Carnegie Mellon University's SAT scores for admitted students range from 1500 to 1560, with an average score of 1530.

Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1530 to be competitive in the admissions process at Carnegie Mellon University.

1530

Average SAT

1500 - 1560

25th-75th Percentile

50%

Students submitting SAT scores

ACT Requirements

Carnegie Mellon is test optional for the next admissions cycle. Carnegie Mellon University's ACT scores for admitted students range from 33 to 35, with an average score of 34.

A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.

34

Average ACT

33-35

25th-75th Percentile

20%

Students submitting ACT scores

Other Requirements

Besides academic grades, Carnegie Mellon has some specific college prep requirements, and other requirements, based on the college and program of study you apply for.

Extracurriculars

Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.

Recommendation Letters

Carnegie Mellon University requires one teacher recommendation and one counselor recommendation.

TOEFL, IELTS, or DET

Required for international students.

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