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Carnegie Mellon University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at CMU

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesA+
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA
Art & Design DepartmentC-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringA-
Civil EngineeringB
Computer EngineeringC-
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 ArtsB
PreMed and MedicalB+
Public PolicyB-
School of InformationC
Urban PlanningB+

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... OH, and hopefully you are either asian or from a city on the east coast because if you are not, the people like you are hard to find, they are t...Read full comment
... It gets very cold, true, but other then that, its a very nice little city ...Read full comment
... The social life at CMU is pretty good if you're a upperclassmen as there are quite a few things to do in the city ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh itself shuts down around 9pm, so you can't really go into the city to hang out or do anything ...Read full comment
... THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH I grew up in Chicago ...Read full comment
... The academics are comparable to MIT, except MIT is more well-known so it gets more publicity ...Read full comment
... This is a great school for scholastics - and a great city to explore ...Read full comment
... Drinking is heavy for self-medicating students finding the cold winters tough, and the city is known for as a drinking city, so beware of this as...Read full comment
... but given the last two comments, you learn a lot about pushing yourself, figuring out your real purpose, and learning to have enough fun on the s...Read full comment
I came to CMU from an international school, and was looking to major in Mechanical Engineering. I ended up tacking on a Physics major as well, which ...Read full comment
... I think the main reason people don't have a good time is they don't put in their own initiative to go out and have a social life and experience ...Read full comment
Overall, CMU is a place for overachievers. Everyone is focused on their work and getting ready for the real world. In doing so, many students lose t...Read full comment
... But honestly, the city of Pittsburgh itself isn't all that bad, and I am from NY ...Read full comment
My time at CMU was very gruelling in many ways, but was invaluable in the long run. Most of the music performance students do NOT get jobs as orchest...Read full comment
... As far as reputation, I don't see a degree translate to employment status in a city like New York ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh is not a great city to live in, in fact, it sucks ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh is not that great a city ...Read full comment
Carnegie Mellon will work you hard, and chances are good that if you get in and are reading this now, you're thinking, "I can take it." I know I was, ...Read full comment
... If you get off campus and explore the city itself, you'll have a better time ...Read full comment
... Finally, the city is amazing ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh is a great city with many museums ...Read full comment
... There are parties, Pittsburgh is a great city with lots to do, and the reputation of the academics is sure to get you a great job and career ...Read full comment
... Pittsburgh is a decent city to go to college in ...Read full comment
... the city, if you can call it that, is quite dead, but in the end, its all about the friends ...Read full comment
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