Carnegie Mellon SCS Admitted and Prospective Student FAQs

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I figured since COVID-19 is preventing a lot of high school students, especially newly admitted ones, from visiting campus and attending a lot of the admitted student events at Carnegie Mellon that I would make this video to answer some of the frequently asked questions I get when I speak on the School of Computer Science Student Panels during typical admitted student visit day.

Questions answered in this video:

  • What background do you need going into SCS?
  • How would you describe the workload in SCS?
  • How many hours to you sleep on average?
  • What was the hardest thing about transitioning to SCS?
  • Will I be behind if I don’t have certain credits or classes from high school?
  • How large are classes?
  • What kind of support systems are there for students?
  • What classes should I take? What’s your favorite class?
  • What’s your favorite thing about CMU?
  • What’s your least favorite thing about CMU?
  • Do a lot of people study in groups?
  • Where are the best places to study?
  • How can you get involved with research on campus?
  • What does social life look like at CMU?
  • What activities are you involved in outside of classes?