Statistically Speaking

Each year, Carnegie Mellon welcomes a new class of students to campus. This year’s first-year class, the class of 2014+, is not only the largest class to arrive onto campus—it is also one of the most unique. Upperclassmen may know that the class of 2014+ faced some of the toughest odds for acceptance yet, but here are a few facts that may be a surprise:

Expected incoming class size: 1,470

The number of incoming students named Michael (the most common first name): 33

The number of letters in the longest name of an incoming student: 17

The number of applicants who submitted over nine teacher recommendations: 32

The number of incoming students who had straight As all through high school: 397

Source: Carnegie Mellon Office of Admissions