CMU-Africa sits on 6000 square meters and can accomodate up to 300 graduate students. It has twice as many labs as its previous location, more specialized and inclusive facilities, and modern technology to enable distance education and teleconferencing. Students, faculty and staff at the institution enjoy spacious offices and classrooms, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre to host graduation and social events.

CMU-Africa is the first center of excellence to be located in Kigali Innovation City, whose goal is to drive Rwanda’s economic growth through digital transformation. With a major focus on the continent’s emerging knowledge-based economy, CMU-Africa’s graduate programs are educating future leaders who will use their hands-on, experiential learning to advance technology innovation and grow the businesses that will transform Africa.

The Kigali Innovation City is home to large corporations and technology companies making CMU-Africa's location strategic as it provides students the opportunity to interact directly with these industries around them.