Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh Resources
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in computer science, robotics, engineering, the sciences, business, public policy, fine arts, and the humanities. More than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to solve real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 110-acre campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities because of conservatory-like programs in its College of Fine Arts.
Boasting safe neighborhoods, a low cost of living, and an abundance of educational and cultural activities, Pittsburgh has consistently been ranked near the top of Rand McNally’s Most Livable Cities index. The downtown district at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers encompasses fine stores, restaurants, and theaters for the performing arts. Pittsburgh is also the home of major league teams like the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. The Oakland neighborhood around Carnegie Mellon juxtaposes international restaurants, coffee houses, shops, alternative cinema, and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.