Carnegie Mellon University is a prestigious interdisciplinary school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Carnegie Mellon admissions website indicates that an official high school transcript is a required as part of an application, but no minimum GPA is indicated. Instead, the school assesses standardized tests, high school grades, applicant essays and teacher recommendations in totality.
The CollegeToolkit.com profile of Carnegie Mellon indicates the school maintains very high admission standards. As of September 2013, the average GPA for freshmen students was 3.6. Forty-eight percent of students had GPAs at or above 3.75. Eighty-nine percent had GPAs at or above 3.25. Only 2 percent of students admitted had a high school GPA below 3.0. Additionally, 93 percent of freshmen were in the top 25 percent of their high school classes.
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