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Carnegie Mellon University

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at CMU

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesB+
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentC-
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringB+
Computer EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceB-
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB+
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B+
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Perfomance ArtsA-
PreMed and MedicalA-
Public PolicyB-
School of InformationA-
Urban PlanningF

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Carnegie Mellon University
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... Students here generally stick together - there's a fair bit of competition but if you're ever stuck someone will always try to help you out ...Read full comment
Carnegie Mellon is a very good school, depending on what you're here for. If you want an easy college corseload, then this is not the place for you. E...Read full comment
Before getting in to architecture make sure you know what it really is. And if you think you will be good at it because you know CAD, you are wrong. ...Read full comment
At Carnegie Mellon it is very easy to have a great experience or a terrible one. You have to make an effort to find your crowd. There is a big mix of ...Read full comment
Since I attended this school it has changed quite a bit, especially physically, with the addition of the new theater building and student union, which...Read full comment
ABsolutely amazing 70% get a top paying job and 30% go to grad school. The 60k salaries avg in my major which are on par with 60k from wharton and ste...Read full comment
it is a great school to learn both what you do and don't want to do in life. it is grueling and inhuman sometimes in terms of the amount of work. pitt...Read full comment
At the very best, this place is "ok." At the very worst, it's the worst. The school is really not good at providing resources in order to balance a st...Read full comment
The Business and Engineering/Comp Sci schools here are absolutely amazing. Parties are definitely there if you want to go. There's always several part...Read full comment
Students at CMU spend a lot of time working and professors have high expectation. This makes the social life not as good as a less rigorous college. H...Read full comment
I had an amazing experience at Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh is a great city with many museums. I spent most weekends of my college years at the Waterfr...Read full comment
CMU is an excellent place to get an education, especially if you're an engineer. The academics are comparable to MIT, except MIT is more well-know...Read full comment
... There may be competition between students, but you're all suffering through the same sort of self-inflicted, sleep-deprived torture, and it bring...Read full comment
CMU was great. Although they are most famous for churning our archies, cs ppl., and drama peeps, their science school (MCS) is also pretty awesome. A...Read full comment
I had a great experience as an undergrad at CMU. The size of the school is definitely an asset. The small class sizes fostered healthy classroom discu...Read full comment
Carnegie Mellon is an over-priced four year commitment to hell. Had I prepared a formal report, I could probably compile a 20 page essay about why ...Read full comment
... Activities such as Carnival and Buggy are touted as the coolest thing since sliced bread by the university, when really they are just ridiculous...Read full comment
When I got here, an upperclassman friend held up three fingers and said "Academics, social life, and sleep. Pick two." No one has time to care about t...Read full comment
I had an amazing time at Carnegie Mellon. I think the main reason people don't have a good time is they don't put in their own initiative to go out a...Read full comment
If you are comfortable around geeks and nerds, CMU is the place for you. Academically, it's an exceptional school. Even after graduating, CMUers are...Read full comment
lots of critiques bout this school. for architecture, it was a decent school, especially because a lot of the professors were caring. architecture in...Read full comment
Everyone knows the school draws low status groups of people who don't like each other. As far as reputation, I don't see a degree translate to empl...Read full comment
... You need to see how you stack up against the competition, and you need to experience the hellish process of auditioning ASAP ...Read full comment
Overall the school has a pretty strong academic reputation. But that's mostly if you're from the surrounding area. If you are from the East or We...Read full comment
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