CMU is known for its interdisciplinary environment: The university has education programs specifically designed to cross disciplines. Also, university has more than 225 student organizations.
Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: The Carnegie Institute of Technology; Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Fine Arts; H. John Heinz III College; Tepper School of Business; Mellon College of Science; and the School of Computer Science.
Besides graduate students, undergraduates often have opportunities to work alongside professors. About 95% of faculty members have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in their field. Ninety-eight percent of all undergraduate classes are taught by faculty.
CMU alumni have become Nobel Prize winners, inventors, company founders, Oscar-winning producers, orchestra conductors, and more.