Carnegie Mellon is a national research university of about 7,500 students and 3,000 faculty, research and administrative staff. The institution was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who wrote the time-honored words, "My heart is in the work," when he donated the funds to create Carnegie Technical Schools. Carnegie's vision was to open a vocational training school for the sons and daughters of working-class Pittsburghers.
When the school was renamed Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912, it took another important step in its transition into one of the nation's leading private research universities. In 1967, Carnegie Tech merged with the Mellon Institute to form Carnegie Mellon University.
The university today consists of seven colleges and schools, the
Carnegie Institue of Technology
(engineering), the College
of Fine Arts, the College
of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon
College of Science, the Tepper School of Business, the School
of Computer Science and the H.
John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.