Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Top 10 Computer Science USA, Rank – 1, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became theCarnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The university’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city’sOakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods, partially extending into Shadyside.
Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College and the School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon fields 17 varsity athletic teams as part of the University Athletic Association conference of the NCAA Division III.
Rankings and reputation
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Internationally, the QS World University Rankings ranks CMU 57th among the top universities in the world in the most current (2013–2014) world university rankings and 22nd in the United States. CMU placed 51st among the top universities in the world in the current Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Times Higher Education ranks CMU 22nd among the premier universities worldwide. Nationally, the U.S. News & World Report ranks Carnegie Mellon 23rd among American research universities  It was named one of the “New Ivies” by Newsweek. Carnegie Mellon is ranked 1st for graduate studies in computer science, a position consistently held in the past except in 2009. It is also 5th for graduate studies in engineering, 7th for graduate studies in fine arts, 7th for graduate studies in electrical engineering, 9th for graduate studies in public affairs, 16th for graduate studies in business, 19th for graduate studies in economics, 9th for graduate studies in statistics, and 21st for graduate studies in psychology in the 2014 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate business program is also ranked 1st for management information systems, 2nd for production/operations and quantitative analysis, 7th for supply chain management and for finance, and 8th as an undergraduate business program overall by the 2014 U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate engineering program at colleges that offer doctorates as the highest degree was ranked 7th overall, 2nd for computer engineering, 8th for electrical engineering, 10th for environmental engineering, and 8th for materials science engineering by the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
In 2010, the Wall Street Journal ranked Carnegie Mellon 1st in computer science, 4th in finance, 7th in economics, 10th overall, and 21st in engineering according to job recruiters. The university is one of 62 elected members of the Association of American Universities. BusinessWeek‘s rankings of college return on investment placed Carnegie Mellon at 17th in the country. Carnegie Mellon University ranks tenth among “Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential” in the United States. BusinessWeek‘s 2011 rankings of the best undergraduate business schools have also placed the Tepper School of Business‘s undergraduate business program at 3rd for starting salaries and 4th for academic quality. In SmartMoney’s rankings of the most valuable colleges, Carnegie Mellon ranked 4th amongst private universities and 23rd amongst all universities nation-wide. Carnegie Mellon is also a member of the Global University Leaders Forum of the World Economic Forum, one of 26 institutions in the world and one of only 12 in the United States.
In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter ranked the School of Drama number three in the world amongst drama schools.