Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1435
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $46,670
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    379
  • University Selectivity
    26%
  • University Yield
    30%
  • Average Salary
    $66,050
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1949
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, United States
Website
405x225

Tepper School of Business

The Tepper School’s legacy is tied to our pioneering work in management science - today nearly all leading B-schools include some form of the Carnegie Mellon management science model in their curriculum. A decidedly small school within a research university, we are a conservatory of innovation, fostering partnerships amongst students and faculty in other schools and centers throughout campus. As one of the most technologically elite universities in the world, the dedication to cutting edge learning and application underlies all that we do – with an approach that allows our students to make a significant impact.

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The Tepper School allows for students to make their degrees more personal and diversified with a track concentration and a minor requirement. The program also teaches strong communication and collaboration skills through each course it offers.

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About Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
26% Carnegie Mellon University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. Class rank
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
18884% 18,884
26% 26
30% 30
26% School Selectivity
30% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • SAT subject tests: Math and one other
  • TOEFL (for non-native English speakers)
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

TOEFL required for non-native English speakers

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3562% 3,562
11% 11
22% 22
11% Program Selectivity
22% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

None

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Personal statement, resume, need to be enrolled in (or have completed) Multivariate Analysis
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 100
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 36%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 31%
  • Other 9%
  • Manufacturing 3%
IBM
Top Employer
  • Deloitte
  • PNC
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
80% 80
59% 59.252482758620694
80% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
10% 10
17% 16.796475409836066
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
7% 7
9% 9.484761904761905
7% Accept Offers
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
20% Graduates not seeking employment
100% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
37% 37
$67,778.00
57K 73K
Finance/Accounting
26% 26
$66,350.00
44K 75K
General Management
5% 5
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
8% 8
$70,750.00
66K 75K
Marketing/Sales
6% 6
$49,833.00
46K 56K
Operations/Production
5% 5
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
11% 11
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
0% 0
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
8% 8
Data not provided
Consulting
31% 31
$67,824.00
57K 73K
Financial Services
36% 36
$65,708.00
44K 75K
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
9% 9
$69,200.00
50K 90K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
9% 9
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
44% 44
$67,706.00
57K 75K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
27% 27
$63,500.00
46K 73K
U.S. South
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
13% 13
$69,000.00
63K 72K
U.S. West
13% 13
$69,000.00
50K 90K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Verizon
  • tapTRAK
  • PWC
  • Mastercard
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 94
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Career and Professional Devt Center offers 1-on-1 appointments with a dedicated career consultant, workshops, job fairs, job shadowing opportunities and mock interviews. The Futures in Finance program includes interviews and site visits at the Carnegie Mellon New York campus. The Wednesday Night Insight series features panels of alumni and other corporate representatives who educate students on various career paths. The Business Opportunities Conference is a yearly business job fair for jobs and internships.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,402
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $46,670
  • Fees $742
  • Expenses $12,990
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,402
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $46,670
  • Fees $742
  • Expenses $12,990
44% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 94%
  • Merit 6%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.cmu.edu/hub
Scholarships
$4,182,260
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$4,268,229
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Tepper School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
43% 40
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
33 Tepper School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
20% Less than 20 Students 20% More than 50 Students
60% 21 to 50 students
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
48 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Service Operations Management
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Business Administration
  • BA/Economics
  • BS/Economics
  • BS/Economics and Mathematical Sciences
  • BS/Economics and Statistics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
50% 50
46% 46
Prominent Faculty
  • Dennis Epple

    Policy

  • Allan Meltzer

    Policy

  • Chester Spatt

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study as office assistants, and as teaching assistants in certain courses. No formal co-op program.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The Business program and the University offer multiple exchange and study abroad programs. Another option is for students to study at Carnegie Mellon's Qatar campus.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    In addition to many university-wide community service projects, a number of Business clubs work with non-profit organizations. The major curriculum also requires the completion of a professional service project which may include community service.

Students

74% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 42% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1490 75th Percentile Score on SAT 33 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Asian American
52% 52
White
29% 29
Not Reported
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
17%
9%
42%
3%
9%
15%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
76% 76
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
20% 20
Canada
4% 4
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
94% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
75% 75
83% 83

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 4,144
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Jeffery Housenbold

    President and CEO, Shutterfly

  • Jonathan Kaplan

    CEO, The Melt; former CEO, Flip Video

  • Raymond Smith

    Chairman, Rothschild Continuation Investments; retired Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications; Founding Partner, Arlington Capital Partners