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Carnegie Mellon University
Motto "My heart is in the work."
Established 1900 by Andrew Carnegie
Type Private
Endowment $950 million
President Jared Cohon
Academic staff 1,368
Undergraduates 5,705
Postgraduates 5,265
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Cardinal, Gray, and Tartan Plaid[1]
Athletics NCAA Division III[2]
Nickname Tartans
Mascot Scotty the Scottie Dog[3]
Carnegie Mellon wordmark.svg

Carnegie Mellon University is a top research university. It is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is famous for research in computer science. It is ranked #1 in the United States for computer science.[4] Many teachers here win awards, like the Nobel Prize and the Turing Award. Students of Carnegie Mellon contribute to science, art, and business.


  1. "Official Carnegie Mellon colors". Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  2. "Carnegie Mellon Athletics official website". Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  3. "Carnegie Mellon's Mascot".
  4. "Best Computer Science Programs".