The atmosphere at Carnegie Mellon is one of the most eclectic of any school. The name is often associated with computers and engineering; others think of it as a school that specializes in art and drama. All of these people are right. And when you add outstanding programs in the sciences, the humanities and business administration, you’ve got the basic academic view of this university. There are students here from halfway around the world; there are students here from two miles away. Some people are here building complex electronic and robotic devices, and some are making beautiful art. The one thing that everyone does have in common is that they’re committed to what they’re doing, and they work hard.
In 1900 Andrew Carnegie, a Pittsburgh industrialist and philanthropist, founded Carnegie Institute of Technology and Margaret Morrison Women’s College to educate the sons and daughters of local working class families. In 1967 these institutions merged with Mellon Institute, founded by Andrew Mellon, and formed the present day campus. There are now seven colleges and schools within the university: Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering) (CIT), Mellon College of Science (MCS), School of Computer Science (SCS), Tepper School of Business (Tepper), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS), College of Fine Arts (CFA), and the H. J. Heinz III College (policy and information systems).
The school has also made great strides globally and is now an international degree granting institution. Today, nearly a dozen international degree programs are offered in places such as Australia, China, England, Greece, India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, and Qatar, its first international branch campus. There are also student exchange and joint-degree programs in Singapore, Taiwan, India, and China.