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To Alums, Why Carnegie Mellon?

qwertylpqwertylp Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
edited September 2012 in Carnegie Mellon University
Hi, I realize on these forums you commonly see posts "Will I get into ____" or "What are my chances for ____". I have a completely different question.

Why did you go to Carnegie Mellon? When you got there what stood out to you? (pros and cons)

And lastly what differentiates CM from other top universities?




Thanks, and fyi I am a good student, just trying to decide which school I will be applying to.
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Replies to: To Alums, Why Carnegie Mellon?

  • SoMuch2LearnSoMuch2Learn Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    Good question. (bump)
  • AndrewCarnegieAndrewCarnegie Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Check out the alumni and faculty. There are very few universities in the world that can boast success in so many diverse fields. Among them are Nobel Laureates; billion-dollar hedge-fund managers; and winners of Turings, Pulitzers, Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and Grammys. It's truly a unique multidisciplinary campus. You may end up creating the next Facebook while your freshman roommate goes on to star on Broadway. Even the emoticon is a creation from the CMU community :-)
  • V2BlastV2Blast Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Despite the fact that it's highly unlikely you'll happen to be the person to invent the next Facebook, something that stands out about CMU is the fact that people care about getting their work done. "I have an assignment due tomorrow morning" is an acceptable excuse for not going to a party.

    Can't really tell you what differentiates us from other universities, since, you know, I go here and not there.
  • cneogycneogy Registered User Posts: 608 Member
    Lol sounds like someone needs inspiration for his/her why cmu essay xD

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