You are ready to begin your college career in the U.S. and want to choose the right school for you.
Explore how you can join hundreds of students from countries throughout the world at CMU, a university that was founded in 1892 and today is among the 100 largest universities in the United States.
Choosing the school with the right degree program for you is important. You are sure to find what you are looking for from CMU's selection of more than 200 exceptional academic programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral levels.
At CMU, you will learn, engage in research, get involved and become immersed in the culture of the community.
As a college that has programs accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CMU is the right choice for someone seeking a high-quality education.
We invite you to continue to learn more about CMU and how you can be a part of the CMU community.
CMU resources for international students
You have an abundance of resources available to you as an international student at CMU. The CMU Office of International Affairs offers services and coordinates activities for international students that will help you adjust to life at CMU.
English Language Institute
The English Language Institute offers English instruction to students whose native language is not English or who have scored below 79 (IT) on the TOEFL (213 on the computer-based TOEFL).
International students who meet all undergraduate admission requirements except for English language proficiency are eligible to apply for the Bridge Program. This program helps students develop their English language skills before they can register for classes.
Paying for your CMU education
The annual cost for undergraduate tuition (24 credits), room, board and other living expenses is approximately $30,000. The annual cost for graduate tuition (18 credits), room, board and other living expenses is approximately $26,000.
CMU is committed to making your university education affordable for you and your family.
At both the graduate and undergraduate levels tuition reductions are available to students who qualify based on test scores, grade point averages, TOEFL scores and submission of applications through partner institutions. For details related to financial resources, please click here.