Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is a private rural for-profit institute of higher education established in 2004 located in the city of Ar Rayyan, Qatar. The co-educational university caters to both national and international students with undergraduate programs accredited in the United States (Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar is situated in Education City, close to Weill Cornell Medical College and Texas A&M University, and is situated in close proximity to Al Dana Gardens and Doha Racing Club. The 50 thousand square meters (540 thousand square feet) academic building has sports (indoor and outdoor), laboratory, and library facilities. Its standard academic year comprises of the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters, while it has one summer session (May).
Carnegie Mellon University in the United States was established in 1900 and on the invitation of the Qatar Foundation, its Qatar campus was established. Students at the university have access to all the facilities in Education City, including its sports facilities (gym, tennis court, basketball court, football field, squash court, track and field, swimming pool), student accommodations (fully furnished apartment-style suites), dining facilities (food court, cafeteria, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Subway, Coffee Cottage café, juice bar), banking (Qatar National Bank and ATMs), telecom (Qtel), courier service, travel agency, laundry service, post office, and daily shuttle bus service to Doha city.