A "record" number of high school students applied for 'Early Decision' at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university.
Applications for 'Early Decision' were up 25% from the previous year, and 27 students were offered admission.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, spoke of the competitiveness of this year’s applicants: “With 25% more applications for 'Early Decision' than we have ever had, competition was intense. I am so proud to welcome these students as the first members of the Class of 2026. They are a group of exceptionally talented and enthusiastic young people.”
The 'Early Decision' application deadline is three months before the regular deadline of February 1. Students who have attended a CMU-Q outreach programme are invited to apply for 'Early Decision' if CMU-Q is their first choice in universities. Successful students are offered acceptance packages before the winter break.
This year’s 'Early Decision' students include 27 students from a total of 20 high schools, including the first students admitted from Qatar Academy for Science and Technology, Durham School for Girls Doha and Qatar-Finland International School.
CMU-Q offers undergraduate programMEs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems.
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