Carnegie Mellon University, founded in 1900, is known as one of the "New Ivy League" universities and one of the most well-known science and engineering universities in the United States and even the world. The school's traditional campus is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was once the famous steel capital of the United States. Although the brilliance of the steel city has dimmed slightly, the school's educational quality and culture continue to shine.
At Carnegie Mellon University, students can enjoy the opportunity to "exercise both the left and right brains at the same time." The university places great emphasis on students' broad knowledge and the development of various abilities, especially creativity and analytical and problem-solving skills. Students are encouraged to dabble, choosing a sub-major or double major. The academic atmosphere here is extremely rigorous, and of course students feel heavy learning pressure while studying here.
Here, the university provides students with extremely rich undergraduate research learning opportunities to exercise academic self-learning, problem-solving abilities, and to cultivate students' interest in research learning. Students have the opportunity to work with professors on some scientific research courses in the second semester of their freshman year. The school does not have core courses as a whole, and each department has its own basic course requirements, but each student still has to complete a computer skills training and freshman writing course to ensure that they can master practical application skills and the basics of communication. The university is widely regarded as a big-timer computer science school as well as the school of CS for all people.
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Carnegie Mellon University is known for its science and technology programs, but its seven schools and colleges also include the College of Fine Arts and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Its graduate programs include the highly ranked Tepper School of Business, the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research and even receive grants or summer scholarships to support research in their field of study. Randy Pausch, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Last Lecture,” is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Most Popular Majors for Students in 2020:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Systems Science & Theory
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