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Careers for the real world

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Employers won’t wonder who to hire, because you’ve already shown you have the confidence — and the experience — to get the job done.

9 out of 10

graduates are in a career related to their major or pursuing a graduate degree within six months. More than 2/3 of them have it before they graduate.


Companies that have hired our graduates cite CMU most often as one of the best schools in the state for students who best fit their needs.


Wondering how much you can earn in scholarships? Well, you can get up to a 65% of your tuition covered with our merit awards, which are based on your GPA and optional test score.

Want more in scholarships? We got ‘em. Earn up to a full-ride (that covers all your tuition, fees, room and board, $250 per semester for books and $5,000 to study away) with some of our competitive scholarships. It doesn’t end there, earn even more with scholarships from academic departments, community groups and other third-parties.

$50 million

in scholarships awarded by CMU each year.


of all our students receive some form of financial aid and scholarships.

Merit awards

Merit awards based on GPA only

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Annual Amount

4-year Total



Amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Learning in action

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Wondering when you'll get to start learning by actually doing? Other universities want you to wait until you’re an upperclassmen to get in the lab or in the field. Not us. We want you to dive right into your field. Don’t wait to do what you love. That starts on your first day.


art and performance spaces


labs on campus

Classes your way

On campus. Online. At a center near you.



Application checklist

You should never have to wonder how to apply. Here are the three things you need, and one we encourage you to include, in order to complete your application for admission.

To be considered for our merit awards, you’ll need to submit a completed online application. You can apply at or by finding us on the Common Application.

The $40 application process fee is required when submitting your application. Talk with your school counselor if you think you may be eligible for an application processing fee waiver.

You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application, or ask your school counselor (if you’re a high school student) or each college you attended (if you are a transfer student) to submit your official transcript. We can provide an admission decision and merit scholarship with either one. Keep us updated with new transcripts at the end of each semester. It may mean an upgrade in your scholarship.

For high schoolers: Prior to your enrollment, we must receive your final official high school transcripts.

For transfer students: Official transcripts are required for application of transfer credits and course registration. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you must also request to have your final official high school transcript sent to us.

You don’t have to submit a test score in order to be admitted and earn a merit award.* However, you may be able to earn a higher merit award if you do submit one. There’s no real downside to including them, because it will only increase your merit award. We’ll never lower it. You can submit your test score with your application or any time before July 1.

If you do choose to submit a test score, you can mark CMU as a recipient on your exam or have your official score report to us at by requesting it through the ACT/SAT websites. (SAT code: 1106; ACT code: 1972)

*Please note, if you are homeschooled or attend a school that does not provide grades, then an ACT or SAT score is required.