Rankings and Reputation

Carnegie Mellon University consistently ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide and is recognised for its unique interdisciplinary environment. The university attracts award-winning talent, our current and former faculty and alumni are winning top awards in art, science and technology.

We are a world leader in robotics. CMU’s autonomous vehicle, Boss, earned the $2M prize for winning the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Now, our researchers are developing a flying car, and working to land and operate a robot on the moon through Google’s Lunar X Mission—a project that combines technology and art. 

Carnegie Mellon University has also ranked No. 1 among all US universities without a medical school in the number of start-up companies created per research dollar spent since 2007. Find out more about The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

In a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll, job recruiters looking for new hires ranked Carnegie Mellon No. 1 in computer science, No. 4 in finance and No. 7 in business. CMU ranked 10 overall.

US News and World Report

2017 

  • No. 24 Best National University

2016

  • No. 13 in Public Affairs (2016 Graduate Rankings)
  • No. 1 in specialty area of Information Technology and Management (2016 Graduate Rankings)
  • No. 8 in specialty area of Public Policy Analysis (2016 Graduate Rankings)

2014

  • No. 1 in Computer Science (2014 Graduate Rankings)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

2018

  • No. 24 in the World University Rankings (2018)
  • No. 6 in Computer Science (2018)
  • No. 12 in Engineering and Technology (2018)

QS World University Rankings

 2018

  • No. 47 in the world
  • No. 3 in Computer Science and Information Systems

Awards

19 Nobel Laureates

12 Turing Award Winners

53 National Academy of Engineering members

16 National Academy of Sciences members

43 Tony Awards 

114 Emmy Awards

7 Academy Awards

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