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Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University seal.svg
Former names
Carnegie Technical Schools (1900–1912)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (1912–1967)
Carnegie-Mellon University (1968–present)
Motto "My heart is in the work" (Andrew Carnegie)
Type Private university
Established 1900 by Andrew Carnegie
1967 (merger with Mellon Institute)
Endowment $1.739 billion (2015)
President Subra Suresh
Provost Farnam Jahanian
Academic staff
Undergraduates 6,362
Postgraduates 7,141
Other students
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Urban, 143 acres (58 ha)
Colors Cardinal, Black, Grey and White                 
Athletics NCAA Division III UAA, ACHA, IRA
17 varsity teams
Nickname Tartans
Mascot Scotty the Scottish Terrier
Carnegie Mellon University wordmark.svg

Coordinates: 40°26′36″N 79°56′37″W / 40.443322°N 79.943583°W / 40.443322; -79.943583

Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon or CMU; /ˈkɑːrnɡi ˈmɛlən/ or /kɑːrˈnɡi ˈmɛlən/) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.

The university's 143-acre (58 ha) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College and the School of Computer Science. The university also has campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, with degree-granting programs in six continents.

Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks in the top 25 in the national U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is home to the world’s first degree-granting Robotics and Drama programs, as well as one of the first Computer Science departments. The university spent over $703 million on research in 2015.

Carnegie Mellon counts 13,650 students from 114 countries, over 100,000 living alumni and over 5,000 faculty and staff. Past and present faculty and alumni include 19 Nobel Prize Laureates, 19 Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 72 Members of the National Academies, 114 Emmy Award Winners, 43 Tony Award laureates, 7 Academy Award Winners, and 12 Turing Award winners.