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. Our researchers are developing a flying car, and working to land and operate a robot on the moon in 2021 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

Computer Science: 1
Ranked March 2018
Artificial Intelligence: 1
Programming Language: 2
Systems: 2
Theory: 4

Public Affairs: 14

Ranked March 2019
Information and Technology Management: 1
Public Policy Analysis: 6
Environmental Policy and Management: 5
Urban Policy: 14
Health Policy and Management: 16
Social Policy: 19
Public Finance and Budgeting: 27
Public Management and Leadership: 32

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

World University Rankings, 2019
Ranked September 2018

Global: 24

QS World University Rankings

World Subject Rankings, 2019
Ranked March 2019

Engineering and Technology: 19
Computer Science and Information Systems: 3

Graduate School Rankings

U.S. News and World Report
America's Best Graduate Schools
Not all graduate programs are ranked annually.


Computer Science: 1

Ranked March 2018
Artificial Intelligence: 1
Programming Language: 2
Systems: 2
Theory: 4

Public Affairs: 14

Ranked March 2019
Information and Technology Management: 1
Public Policy Analysis: 6
Environmental Policy and Management: 5
Urban Policy: 14
Health Policy and Management: 16
Social Policy: 19
Public Finance and Budgeting: 27
Public Management and Leadership: 32

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