There’s a reason Pittsburgh keeps topping the “Most Livable Cities” lists. More accurately, a host of reasons: 90+ unique neighborhoods, glittering nightlife, world-class cultural institutions, gorgeous public parks—the list goes on. The Steel City may have shed its industrial grit, but it’s still tough and brassy at heart. Study architecture in a city on the move—one that will welcome you with open arms.

From optimizing the speed of a human-powered vehicle to transforming healthcare through big data, CMU students’ native intelligence floods everything they do. The Carnegie Mellon campus and state-of-the-art facilities are perfect for study and collaboration. For a break, we’re just steps away from miles of wooded hiking trails, and in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic cities.

Prospective Student Visits

Prospective students and their families are invited to experience both the Carnegie Mellon University campus and the School of Architecture to learn more about our programs, meet members of our community, and tour our facilities.

Carnegie mellon University campus Visits

General university campus tours are available, however please note that they do not include visits to individual schools or departments. We recommend that you schedule your departmental appointment with the School of Architecture first and then arrange a general campus tour here. More information about your visit to the University is available on CMU's visitors page, including campus maps, directions, and parking information. 

architecture Undergraduate Program appointments

We schedule appointments for undergraduate prospective students during the academic year (September-March) on most weekdays from 11:30pm–1:00pm for an informational discussion and tour. Weekday visits in April are limited to students offered undergraduate admission; Mondays and Wednesdays in April are available for high school Junior appointments from 12:30-2:00pm. Appointments during the academic year are unavailable during exam periods, school breaks, and holidays.

Summer prospective student visits are limited. They are available on most weekdays in June and July and are subject to appointment availability. Appointments are unavailable in May and August.

To request a weekday appointment with the School of Architecture, email Alexis McCune Secosky at with the subject line "SoA Undergraduate Prospective Student Appointment" or call 412.268.6390Please contact us in advance and await an email confirming appointment availability before making travel arrangements. 

We look forward to seeing you!