Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon University was formed in 1967 by the union of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, founded in 1917 by Richard Beatty Mellon. Among the world's most presitgous research universities, it is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally, the Carnegie Institute of Technology was called "Carnegie Technical Schools" until 1912. The school is often referred to as CMU.
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university of about 7,500 students and 3,000 faculty, research and administrative staff. The institution was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who wrote the time-honored words, "My heart is in the work," when he donated the funds to create Carnegie Technical Schools. Carnegie's vision was to open a vocational training school for the sons and daughters of working-class Pittsburghers.
The university today consists of seven colleges and schools, the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, the School of Computer Science and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.
Carnegie Mellon's sports teams are called the Tartans. They participate in the University Athletic Association in NCAA Division III.
Particularly notable is Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science department, which is typically ranked among the very best, if not the best, in the nation.
See also: Software Engineering Institute