Carnegie Mellon University
is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1967 by the
union of the Carnegie Institute of
Technology (which was "Carnegie Technical Schools" until 1912), founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, and the
Mellon Institute of
Industrial Research, founded in 1917 by Richard Beatty Mellon.
The school is often referred to as CMU
. CMU houses the first computer science school and the first drama school in the
nation. It also houses one of the best engineering schools, and its business school is consistently ranked among the best in the
nation. CMU is famous for its unique interdisciplinary environment and as an innovative leader in education. CMU is affiliated
with 12 Nobel Laureates, a rare achievement considering its young age relative to its peers.