If you can't act, maybe Carnegie Mellon University can help. The university is known around the world for churning out award-winning actors from its highly regarded drama school. Drama isn't all Carnegie teaches though, the school has seven colleges and schools that offer academic programs in areas such as psychology, computer science, engineering, biology, and public policy. It has more than 12,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff, and it has a relatively small student-teacher ratio of 10:1. Carnegie Mellon was founded by philanthropist and industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who established the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900 for the sons and daughters of Pittsburgh's blue-collar workers.