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Carnegie Mellon University

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Address: 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
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An investment in the future....

My son chose CMU as his collegiate commitment and we made the trek east (8 hrs) to visit CMU. The school is laid out in a classic fashion, but is 21st century all the way. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Oswego

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Oswego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son chose CMU as his collegiate commitment and we made the trek east (8 hrs) to visit CMU. The school is laid out in a classic fashion, but is 21st century all the way. Great architecture, great facilities and wonderful people. My only critique is that the dormitory accommodations for underclassman is underwhelming!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of the top universities in the nation. It's a nice compact campus (that's what you get with a school that's smaller than the giant state schools) with buildings old and new. Visit during Spring Carnival for a grand time. The kids will enjoy the rides and booths.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

CMU is a top energinering and fine arts university. World class in bith. It is an urban university so if you like urban settings it is great if you want more of a university town University of Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We stopped in to visit the school and it was absolutely boring. They have built up the university over the last 30 years but other than some pretty buildings, it looks like any other city school with lots of people.

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Thank travellp4
Georgia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I had a very successful campus tour at CMU. We flew into Pittsburgh airport which is a very nice and user friendly airport. We rented a car and easily found our way to CMU. Pittsburgh itself is a surprisingly enjoyable city with hills, rivers and many bridges. We had no problem parking at CMU...We parked near... More 

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The university itself offers good grounds for walking around and explore. Near by are multiple museums, botanical garden, Pittsburgh University - which by itself provides for some good strolls. just a couple of minutes outside of the University is the area called Squirrel Hill - which also offers interesting places to walk around and explore the local color.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

This is a gorgeous campus, a 5 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh, and a 15 minute walk from University of Pittsburgh. CMU is known for its excellence throughout its departments, whether it's Computer Science, Musical Instrument Performance, or Electrical Engineering.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This review is really more for those searching for colleges. For a highly motivated, intensely academic, passionate student in math, science or the arts I think this place is worth a look!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Nice, compact campus with a number of outdoor art installations worth checking out. Several of the buildings have very interesting histories.

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vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The campus is beautiful with many interesting things. On an unusually warm Feb day, the green space by the Theater was full of students playing, dancing, and hanging out. While there we saw Ragtime and the show was amazing. From the caliber of the actors and actresses, to the set, to the costume design, it was spectacular. Broadway quality performance.... More 

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