B.Arch. On Campus


Carnegie Mellon University

60 months
57560 USD/year
57560 USD/year
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The School of Architecture's B.Arch curriculum leverages the unparalleled opportunities at Carnegie Mellon University. Our students graduate with a professional degree that prepares them to excel in practice—but that also launches them into key specialties within the profession.


All Architecture students from Carnegie Mellon University begin with a highly scripted three-year sequence of foundation courses and studios—the fundamental, core architecture education essential for every professional. In the fourth and fifth years, students follow a path forged by their own interests, choosing an Advanced Synthesis Option Studio (ASOS) and electives each semester.

Studio Life: welcome to design thinking

  • Studio is the backbone of our undergraduate education and the epicenter of architecture students’ lives. Our bright, open studio spaces give you both your own place and the opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of students and professors as passionate about design as you are.
  • Your professor—an award-winning local architect or one of the world’s leading sustainability experts—doesn’t stand at the front of a 200-seat lecture hall; the two of you engage in intense conversation at your desk, sketching and questioning and pushing the boundaries of your project. You and your small cohort – 5 to 12 students – develop collaborative friendships, and your work absorbs the creativity and energy of the studio environment. Studio life is not limited to the studio space, it extends into dFAB and the SHOP, the campus and the community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation
  • Elaboration
  • Integration
  • Advanced Synthesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


450 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
  • $75 application fee*
  • Official high school transcript (please review our Academic Requirements)**
  • All required standardized testing official score reports, which includes the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language
  • Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Common Application essay
  • Carnegie Mellon Common Application Writing Supplement, which includes three short answer questions
  • All fine arts applicants to the Schools of Drama and Music are required to arrange required pre-screen, audition or portfolio review.
  • All fine art applications to the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design are required to submit required portfolio and creative materials.
  • Home schooled applicants should submit an academic portfolio/transcript consistent with their state guidelines and a list of all textbooks used.

Tuition Fee

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    57560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    57560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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