Statistically Speaking

While Carnegie Mellon has yet to declare an official mascot, the Scottie dog has a long history of cheering on the Tartans. Here are some numbers that explain how things came to be the way they are today:

First documented use of Scottie dog image on the Carnegie Mellon campus: 1940

First time a student donned the Scottie dog costume: 1957

First commissioned use of Carnegie Mellon tartan plaid: 1967

Number of colleges and universities with the most common mascot, the eagle: 74

Number of other colleges and universities with a Scottish terrier as a mascot: 1 (Agnes Scott College)