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Central Michigan University (CMU) Reviews

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  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 out of 34 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for students who want the big-college-feel on a small campus. Here at Central you will feel very independent and confident, the campus is very easy to learn and very small so there will be no bus catching for classes-Phew! Also, for those who like to be around fun-loving, and exciting people Central is the place to be! Most students come to Central for: Nursing, Business, Broadcasting, Music, Political Science, and Journalism. Rest assure, whatever you need-Central has it!! GO CENTRAL! hope to see many new faces there!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Set your goal as: I'm going to be the best that I can be! Making new friends is a great way to start your networking, but remember that your education comes first and don't let anyone stand in the way of your dreams! Stay focused, have fun (not too much fun-ha ha) and get involved!! Personally, being involved in many fundraisers, assisting with events, and working with leadership initiatives and studies I have learned that staying involved is the best way to really thrive here at Central.

    Bang for the buck

    While Central is not the most expensive college in Michigan, it still costs a pretty penny to those who are of middle-class status; however, this should not stop anyone from applying! Central offers many scholarships in just about every field, and everyone is eligible to receive up to two- which really comes in handy!! Central also does tons of free give-aways, free events, free food- so when you think about it, much of your tuition will be worth it, and you will feel as if your money is not being wasted.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Central, I can honestly say that majority of people I meet on campus are very cordial, congenial, and all around happy people. The various events are awesome and becoming friends with roommates is also a great experience!

    Am learning a lot

    WOW! I have learned so much from taking classes at CMU, not just pertaining towards my major but even in the prerequisite classes. Central has tons of opportunities to draw from and caters to every one's individual passions- it is truly amazing!

  • 08/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 out of 22 people found this review useful. 2 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Not to be cliche, but I think that Central Michigan University would be a good school for any type of student. There are always events and activities going on, as well as places for students to study and get schoolwork done. There is a warm feeling to campus, of being included. Even though there are over 27,000 students going to Central, it doesn't feel like that many at all.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Central Michigan University isn't the cheapest, or most expensive school in Michigan, it is quite expensive. Overall though, I think going to Central is definitely worth it. Students get into sports events for free, as well as many events on campus. There are always free giveaway, free food, and things to do.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE being at Central! All of the people that I have met have been so friendly, and willing to help. I really like the big campus feel on the campus itself. The campus is beautiful, and there is so much that a student can do to get involved.

    Am learning a lot

    Having only been at Central Michigan University for a year, I feel like I have learned so much. Not only are students taught so much in the classroom, they learn through volunteering and getting involved on campus.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 18 people found this review useful. 3 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music majors, education majors, and all various humanities majors are the majority of the people I know that attend CMU. CMU really has almost every major. It's something for anyone here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Best thing to do is to apply for as many scholarships as you can. Central offers scholarships in almost every category. Also like any other college getting a ACT score of 21 and above helps you get perks such as more scholarships an grants offered by the government. If you do attend CMU I would suggest joining some sort of activity. It can be a sorority/fraternity or becoming a Marching Chip like I am. This helps you to get a sense of family on campus. CMU is a very friendly campus and you will find your crowd as soon as you join. Campus life is a blast. There is always something to do on campus. You have performances by comedians, music artist, and magicians in your same building! There is never a dull moment here. FIRE UP CHIPS!

    Bang for the buck

    It's quite expensive but the amount of education you receive while attending Central Michigan University prepares you or anything in the world.

  • 08/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 4 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for ALL types of students! More specifically they have a really good Teaching, Theatre, Psychology and Business Programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships are very very helpful, and you need to keep a keen eye on your G.P.A. don't get too carried away in the fun that Central's campus has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    The downfall of CMU is that the CMU Promise ended in 2007, and so the price of tuition keeps rising. You're still getting what you paid for, but it is beginning to get more and more costly.

    Am enjoying being here

    CMU is full of Registered Student Organizations, and Extracuriculatory Activities. There is all kinds of fun things to do across campus,

    Am learning a lot

    I thoroughly enjoy all of the classes that I have taken so far at CMU, I really like their University Program that you have to complete to fill your General Education fulfillment. It gives you a chance to learn about things you would have never been able to take because it is not apart of your degree.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is a fantastic place for students interested in volunteering and undergraduate research. Anytime you feel like donating some of your time, all you have to do is go online to the volunteer website and sign up for upcoming events. You can also join clubs like the Red Cross Club or Invisible Children. You can go to the animal shelter or soup kitchen almost any day of the week. Central offers tremendous opportunities for volunteering. Central also offers a lot of undergraduate research. I met with a professor in my area of study as a freshman, and within a week, I was working with one of his graduate students on research for her thesis. You can become involved in research all over campus if you try, and the professors are willing to help you find exactly what you want to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Get involved with volunteering, clubs, work, sports, and research. Central offers myriad opportunities for becoming involved, and it makes your experience that much more fun. It is important to get to know other people, and being involved is the best way to do that. College is a great way to meet other people who have the same interests as you, and Central has over 100 registered student organizations that allow for just that. By becoming involved, you can not only make connections with new friends but with professors and advisors who can help you with obtaining your dream career.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is not the most expensive public college in Michigan, but it is up there. The tuition costs are not that big of a deal, and there are amenities included in the price such as getting into football games for free and having access to the Student Activity Center. The only part of the cost that might be a little excessive comes with the meal plan costs. The dining halls are only open until 7:00 or 7:30 on weekdays and 6:30 on weekends. This makes eating three meals a day difficult sometimes, and having two meals a day is only a couple hundred dollars cheaper. Other than that, the amount of money it costs to go to Central versus the skills and lessons you learn is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is amazing to be around people who are all at school in order to actually learn. There is always somewhere to study, whether it be in your room, in the basement of your residence hall, or at the Library. The residence halls set rules for quiet times, around midnight usually, so that it is possible to sleep at a decent hour. Also, Central offers many ways to just have fun and relax. There are free movies, free food, and free events going on around campus all the time. We can access the Student Activity Center for free where we can go swimming, work out, or maybe play Walleyball. I love being in such an academic and fun environment.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes have been amazing. All of my professors are enthusiastic about the subjects they teach, which makes learning easy and interesting, and none of my classes have been taught by student assistants. Central also offers an honors program that allows for smaller honors classes and gives priority registration; the honors classes usually have a maximum of 20 to 30 people, allowing for more one on one time with the professor. Also, the professors have mandatory office hours, and they are always willing to help students during those times if someone is struggling. They also are willing to set up meeting times if you are busy during their office hours.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for a lot of scholarships and do a lot of activities!

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive but I think it is worth it. I really enjoy my time at CMU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love CMU. I think it is a lot of fun especially going to football games. Also I am on the track team so that adds a lot of fun too.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot of things inside and outside of the classroom about living on my own and how to be more responsible.

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is a great place for students that like the thought of being a part of something big. CMU's campus is consolidated, and very clean. There are a lot of students, but the way the campus is layed out allows students to easily find others in their field of study. This type of atmosphere creates friendships that could last a lifetime.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would reccomend making the trip to Mount Pleasant. The small town atmosphere offers a welcoming campus for prospective students. The students are friendly and helpful, and tour groups go all year. Come up and visit to ask questions, get aquainted, and even make some new friends right away.

    Bang for the buck

    Though it may seem expensive, Central is very competitive with comparable Universities. The Student Book Exchange offers great deals on books, and the choices of meal plans and housing opportunities makes it easy for school to be affordable. Also, CMU offers scholarships to help with tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    CMU provides a wide variety of activities for its wide variety of students. There are activities for those who are athletic, religious, volunteers, musically talented, and more! The dorms provide a great place to make friends which makes being in Mount Pleasant even better.

    Am learning a lot

    I love my classes, and my professors have not only been helpful, but they are very resourceful and respectful. I love that I got right into classes that count towards my major!

  • 10/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CMU is perfect for students who want to go to a big school without being somewhere intimidating like Ypsilanti or Detroit. There are a lot of opportunities here, social and scholastic, you just have to be able to balance them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for as many scholarships as possible, and if you're interested in the Honors Program don't just look at the information provided by the school. Try to get in contact with someone who is currently in the program and can give you a different and more realistic perspective.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can get enough academic scholarships it isn't very difficult to pay for tuition, but I'll tell you what, I'm pretty worried about being able to pay for school next year because some of my scholarships don't renew.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love CMU, the people here are so friendly. Especially on North Campus (but I'm bias!) The only thing I really don't enjoy is the Honors Program. I joined because I thought it would be nice to be a part of a community committed to learning over partying. What I don't like about it is the huge amount of requirements, because of a project required in my HON100 class (a REQUIRED class for all Honors freshmen) called my Personal Development Project I don't have any time to join student organizations. I'm too busy doing activities and attending events I don't really want to be a part of or am passionate for. Other than that though, I love CMU, it's a cute place!

    Am learning a lot

    Right now I'm trying to fill my competency requirements so it has been a little bit of a repeat of high school, but the classes I've been taking to pursue my degree are really interesting and exiting to attend! I didn't have AP in my high school, so I never had the opportunity to already have these competencies completed, even partially, If you have that opportunity, DEFINITELY use it!

  • 11/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for ALL types of students! But be serious about your education!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to class every day. Even if the teacher doesn't take attendance, they can recognize the serious students. 2. Apply for scholarships. Even though Central is cheaper than many colleges, you will need some extra spending money! 3. Look out for bikers on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Because I go to class every day and make the most of my time, I believe I am getting the most bang for my buck! There are also all sorts of classes you can test out of at Central so you can save even more.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from Mt. Pleasant so CMU is not very far from home. I enjoying my time here, but it is different for me! I live at home so I am not necessarily getting the college experience, but that has nothing to do with Central!

    Am learning a lot

    Even though most of my classes are intro (100 level) classes, I feel like I am learning a lot! My professors are all easy to get along with, easy to contact, and easy to approach for help. While each class is taught differently, they all have one thing in common; They are fun!

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CMU is great for the students who want the big school feel but don't want to be at a big school. The activites are appropriate for any type of person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, most teachers test off what they've taught in class or they count attendence!

    Bang for the buck

    Central isn't extremely cheap, but it's affordable. The education received is completely worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is awesome, even for those who don't enjoy partying. Everyone is so open and friendly. It's a really casual atmosphere. The programs put on are a blast!

    Am learning a lot

    Every class I've taken, I've learned something new. The professors are always willing to help out, if you ask. Even the friends I've made have taught me new things. I've become open to a lot of different things through the different people I've met - teacher and student wise.

  • 03/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who: want a campus that makes it easy to meet people and to keep in touch with them, do not want to deal with bus systems (CMU is a walking campus that takes 10mins tops to get anywhere on campus, freshmen can also have cars!), want great food in their meal plan, who want a friendly campus, want a month of winter break, want spacious dorm rooms, want a college they can be themselves at, want to get involved, want a realistically sized campus, and who want a real college experience are definitely Chippewa material at CMU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the website for any questions you have about academic programs, campus life (like dorm rooms, cafeterias, and jobs), and anything else you can think of. The website (cmich.edu) is extremely easy to use. ABSOLUTELY take a campus tour, the tours offered at 10 11 and 12 include lunch inside one of four fabulous cafeterias on campus but tours run all week from 10 to 2. The campus ambassadors (tour guides) are extremely helpful and are some of the most involved and knowledgeable students on campus. Ask questions you will get answers! Central's campus is not one that you hear much about since it is not a top ten school, but the tour is almost always guaranteed to impress as you get to see almost everything you could want on campus (including the awesome dorm rooms)!

    Bang for the buck

    Central absolutely delivers the most bang for the buck I have ever seen in a school. It is easy to meet many kinds of people and to stay in contact with them because of Central's reasonable size. There are so many pleasant surprises around campus. All students get in free to ALL athletic events (including home football games) with their student I.D. Access to the SAC, one of the nicest activity centers in all of Michigan, is free to all students and so is tutoring services and SafeRides, a service that takes you anywhere you want to go on campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The cafeterias are absolutely beautiful and offer a very large variety of great food everyday, always with multiple choices and the dorms are great. There are so many events and RSOs to get involved in and to meet new people through. Student employment is relatively easy to find as students work in the cafeteria, library, buildings, stores and restaurants located all around campus. There is always an event going on and Central keeps its students well informed through chalk on the sidewalk, flyers, emails, and ads. Such events include plays, athletic events, speakers, bands, and programs put on by Central. Most events are free, and for those that are not, they are almost never more than $5. Central is a school that actually cares about its students and allows them to attend their own sporting events and to use their own gym/ Student Activity Center without charging them.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things to do on and off of Central's campus. Central has a recognized Student Activity Center (the SAC) that has weight rooms, fitness equipment, a pool, 2 saunas, a huge hot tub, racquetball, basket ball, volleyball and walleyball courts available to be reserved until midnight. The SAC often has many events including a movie in the pool where a movie is shown (most recently Inception) in the pool on a huge screen and students watch it in tubes. Access to the SAC is free to all students and it is open from 7-midnight. There is also intramural sports that students can participate in throughout the year with seasons lasting about 5 weeks each. CMU just recently opened the newest addition to campus, the event center. The event center hosts many sport competitions and recently hosted Ke$ha in February. The event center will be the place for many more speakers, comedians, groups, and artists that students can go see. The residential life at Central is amazing with extremely spacious dorm rooms (some of the biggest in the state, if not the Nation) and GREAT food in 4 different residential restaurants. There are also convenience stores with food like Bosco sticks and personal pizzas that are open until 2 a.m. Though Mt. Pleasant is not downtown Ann Arbor or East Lansing, there are many things to do around the city including going to The Soaring Eagle Casino which gives players $20 on their birthdays (not many college campuses have a casino). Mt. Pleasant has clubs, a movie theater, bowling alleys, shops, and many events on Central's campus. Mount Pleasant is big enough that you can keep yourself occupied but not so big that you will become distracted from school.

    Am learning a lot

    Central has a large variety of majors and offers a variety of classes taught by great professors. All of the classes I have taken so far have been completely worth while, interesting, and well taught. Two that stand out in my mind are Musics of the World and Religions of the World, but a list of all the classes you can take can be found on the academic bulletin under course descriptions (https://bulletins.cmich.edu/). The class sizes are small enough that most professors learn their students' names but large enough that the atmosphere is not too intense. The courses are challenging but realistically so and professors are extremely approachable and helpful when students encounter difficulties. Many classes can also be tested out of and Central accepts 3 scores from all A.P. tests (the tests accepted and credits A.P. scores transfer to can be found on CMU's website). The C.L.E.P. tests and A.P. acceptances from Central make me feel that my previous academic efforts are appreciated instead of making me feel, that because I did not take those classes at Central, my hard work and efforts are not worthy of being recognized.

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The number 1 tip is to study very hard and make sure you go to all of your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Central Michigan University is fairly reasonable compared to most colleges in Michigan, especially private colleges. They also tend to give decent scholarships to most students. The education is also pretty good, so it is worth the cost of tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am definitely enjoying being at Central Michigan University. The campus is fairly small which is nice if you are used to a small town. There are a lot of clubs and things to do on campus. The campus is also very nice.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the classes at CMU are pretty small, so you are able to communicate with your professors and ask questions. If you complete all of the assignments and study often, you will learn a lot and succeeding will be easy. Being at CMU you have a lot of opportunities to participate in projects and research that will expand learning opportunities.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class!! You will miss out if you decide to miss a class! This can tie in with it being a bang for you buck. If you miss a class that is money wasted. Another thing is do an extracurricular! Whether it's a sorority, fraternity, RSO or an intermmural team, this will help your process in making friends, staying in shape or keeping busy. Lastly, don't come in knowing what you are doing with your life unless you are really sure. Explore what CMU has to offer! There are lots of programs to choose from and let the UP's help you decide what you are really interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU can be a little pricey due to its small budget and size, but coming from a lower class family, I have had no problem paying for college. The financial aid staff here at CMU go out of their way to help you with your options and payments for your college education, because that is what matters the most to them. CMU provides payment plans for you and your family to benefit your budget in paying for a university. It is easy and anyone would be able to help you in the process.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely enjoy CMU. The class sizes and campus are small, but you are able to experience new people and things everyday. I have made great friends that I will have for the rest of my life, and I have had a great time in school, at sporting events, and extracurricular.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much being here at CMU. The professors are very knowledgeable in their studies, which provides students like myself to a better understanding to what it being taught. All of the professors that I have experienced have been enthusiastic about their fields of studies, and are excited to teach. The University Program courses that you are required to take for graduation give the student a broader education experience. The student is required to take a course from each sub-group in the UP's. Whether it is science, religion or history, a student can choose courses of their interest to provide a general education that could possibly help with a student's tough decision in selecting a major.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is a perfect match for students who are looking into careers with Education and Human Resources. Central Michigan University is also a school for hard working individuals who want to excel in school and become successful in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for prospective students is to get involved in any clubs or residential colleges that specialize in their major or minors. Getting involved around the campus will not only allow students to make new friends, but it will help them get more involved in their own interests.

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plan and dorm life is very well budgeted.

    Am enjoying being here

    Central Michigan University was the PERFECT college for me. The advisory for the Education program were really helpful to keep me on the right track to success. All of the students were friendly and outgoing.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I have been enrolled in as a freshman were beneficial to my degree of becoming an Elementary Teacher. The professors at Central Michigan University are very helpful to all of the students and are available at the most convenient times.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want a school that has a strong reputation for its academics, an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere on and off campus, and want to get connected with the right students and professors that have your best interest at heart and want to help you succeed long after you graduate. I really hope you choose CMU because you will not be disappointed. FIRE UP CHIPS!!

    Tips for prospective students

    When prospective students ask me about college, I always tell them it is what you make of it. You can choose to sit around, go to class, and not do anything on campus, or you can be involved, enjoy your experiences, and make the most of your time there. My advice to any student (high school or transfer) who is highly considering Central Michigan is this: All college is is Time Management. I cannot emphasize enough. College is a lot easier and a lot less stressful when you manage your time well, from study time, to social events, etc. Use a planner!!!! I couldn't stand planners in high school, but it is so benefical at the next level. I literally put EVERYTHING in it, all of my class times, homework, practices, study time, you name it. Second, have your priorities in line. If the biggest deciding factor on a school for you is which has the better parties, you have no business at any university for that matter. There will be parties, and I have gone to a fair share of them, but you must be SMART in what you do at these parties and how often you go. Academics come first and it makes no sense in having your parents pay nearly $10,000 for you to lose your mind & act a fool. Third, get INVOLVED! You will find your experience on campus so much better when you get involved in volunteer activities, leadership roles, and extracurricular activities on and off campus. Last, but certainly not least, ENJOY your experience. Have fun in college because it's only 4 years, connect with the right people, and make the most of each day you're at school.

    Bang for the buck

    Central Michigan is a bang for the buck. The tuition is under $10,000 and you will soon find out that you will get your money's worth, but that's only if you fully tap into all of the resources available to you on campus like the 4-floor library, Career Services Center for helping construct your resumes, do Mock Interviews, etc., SI tutors on campus, Math & Writing Centers, and Student Activity Center for the pool, basketball, weight room, bowling, aerobics, and so much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely enjoy it at CMU! The second main factor I chose CMU was the atmosphere. I enjoy attending a school that's not too big and not too small. To walk from one side of the campus to the other takes about 10-15 minutes (weather permitting) and getting to class isn't a hassle. I use a bike a lot and it drops the time of my commute by a lot. There are great people here as well. I have met so many outstanding young men & women at CMU that some of which I know will be apart of my life long after four years. I can BE YOURSELF and not be afraid of what others may think or say of you because they're many more on campus just like you that you can reach out to & connect with. There are many things to do off-campus as well, so you won't have to worry about being bored a lot.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a student-athlete at CMU, but the main reason I chose Central Michigan was for their strong reputation in academics. I knew what I was geting when I decided to attend CMU. Their Business Administration Program is second in the state and is ranked high amongst other schools in the Midwest. The Business Administration has a strong tradition and they want to uphold the high standards that has been set by successful alumni that hav been one, ten, and even fifty years removed from attending CMU. You get started right away with Business classes that will help you be well prepared from the Business School and will help you succeed in the 400 and 500 levels classes later on in your collegiate career. The workload can be a little challenging, but it is certainly not overwhelming. The professors are very knowledgeable, but also very personable and social. They love to see students visiting them during office hours and showing an interest in their field of study. They are very helpful with all of your assignments and studying and most are fairly easy to get a hold of. They want the best for you & that is to succeed and gain your degree on-time. Networking is very crucial in today's society, and in just one year, I have been able to establish a solid network with very successful people that have my best interest at heart and are willing to go out of their way to help me gain more opportunities of landing a job before I even graduate. I have learned so much in just one year at Central Michigan and I am so anxious to go back in the fall and start again.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students go to Central. Odds are there are enough people like you that you'll feel welcome, but not enough that you'll feel unimportant.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going into the dorms, try to get to know your roommates a little bit. It's easier living with people when you're on the same page. Don't be afraid to talk to an academic advisor or to get personal counseling. Sometimes it's nice to have someone to talk to that will just listen.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU's professors are trying to minimize the tuition increase per credit hour, so that students can still afford to attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a club for EVERYTHING. I really like dorm life because I get to live with people that are my age (17-21) instead of in a neighborhood full of people like my parents.

    Am learning a lot

    It's a great school with a great campus. I love the faculty, there's more than enough support, and I don't think I'll ever want to leave.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out the Student Opinion Polls on the Course Registration website. Students who have taken that class/professor before will give you a good idea how the professor is in certain areas.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to have small class size classes CMU is right for you, if you like lecture size class rooms CMU is right for you. Either way CMU provides the perfect size class rooms for anyone looking for these types of classes. If you like to party CMU is right for you. If you would like to attend a college ranked in the top 5 in Michigan CMU is great for you. If you would like to live in a dorm and meet new people CMU is great for you. If you like teachers who are professionals in their fields CMU is right for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO AS MANY SCHOLARSHIPS AS POSSIBLE, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! I'd like to also add that choose your college wisely, you not only have to factor in the cost of attending college, you have to factor in is it a safe environment for me, does this college provide all the classes I need for my career goals, will this college be the smart choice to start off with or should I attend a community college and save some money?! Whatever your desire make sure you have a solid plan and a plan b or plan c. Like I said before there are lots of options so no matter what you choose eventually these options will land you where you want to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The great thing about college is you have options. I commute an hour plus away so I don't have to pay for room and board. However if you are a person that wants to live on campus cool, more power to you! The point is YOU HAVE OPTIONS! It's great!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the teachers and the fact that no matter where I go on campus there's easy access to EVERYTHING. Plus the walks to building to building are not all that bad. Look at it this way, you can plus your music in and get some exercise while you filter your thoughts or review material for your next class.

    Am learning a lot

    The best thing about attending college is there is a bigger array of subjects and courses you can take. No matter what you do, you do it in a professional manner. Attending college teaches you the skills that best prepare you for you degree and life skills. In and out of the classroom.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every night there are two retired police cars that are now called the Safe Ride vehicles. Their job is to pick up students at night who need to get around campus but feel unsafe to walk by themselves. It's free and the staff is very helpful!

    Clubs and Activities

    The Central Michigan Marching Band is one BIG family! The drumline which I was apart of for 3 years is such a close family. It was hard work, but completely worth it because we were what kept the crowd cheering during the football games!

    What to do for fun

    If living in the dorms: have a nerf gun fight with your entire hall! If living in the apartments: board game nights are always a blast! There's always a free event being held too, so just look around you because there is ALWAYS something fun to do!

    Food and Dining

    I thought the food was pretty good. There are multiple food stations you can go to, so if you don't find something you like you can go elsewhere. The staff was very nice and helpful even!

    Dorm Life

    Keep a positive attitude about your living arrangements, and you'll find when you meet your roommates, 9 times out of 10 you'll like them. DO make sure you set rules and guidelines down that everyone has to follow. That way there will be less frustration with people later, and when something happens you don't like TALK about it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes could seem easier than others, but it depends on what academic strengths you have personally. Don't skip classes and stay on top of your assignments and studying for exams and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to ask for help if you are confused on an issue or subject. The stupid people were the ones who stayed quite and failed out of classes.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University has the best professors for the Recreation Department! Everyone here is a family and the people really do care about your well being and future. This college has made me a better person through it's programs.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for friendly people. Yes, we do have a reputation for being a party school, but the classes are not easy and they do challenge you. This is a great school to have fun at while getting a quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet as many new people as possible! Don't be scared to talk to the people in your classes. Try to meet everyone in your hall. These people will become some of your best friends. Also, get involved with as many different activites as possible. If you will be an incoming freshman, do leadership safari! It's an easy way to meet a lot of new people that also are looking for friends and you get to know campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is not the most expensive school in Michigan, but it is up there. With this being said, I get no financial help from my parents and am still able to get everything paid for. It is definitly worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    Almost everyone here is extremely friendly! I am constantly meeting new people, and everyone is always smiling and saying hi even if you have never met them before. It really is a great place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    Majority of the teachers here are great and want you to do well. Make sure you check ratemyprofessor.com when signing up for classes to make sure you find the teachers that will help you learn.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared if you don't know what you want to major in. There are events that can help you figure that out and advisers as well. Trying different courses also help you to figure out what you want to major in so experience a few. Also, don't be afraid to get involved and volunteer. You'll meet so many new and exciting people and have a lot of fun doing it at the same time. My one personal suggestion is to live in the dorms. You'll become great friends with your roommates and you'll get involved with your floor activities and just meet an assortment of people.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is expensive, no doubt about that. But I believe you truly get the education you deserve for the money you spend on it. No one's going to say 'don't come here, you can't afford it' because honestly that's not true. I have loans and scholarships that are helping me pay for school and it's working just fine for me. I wouldn't go to another school if it were cheaper because I know that I wouldn't get the same amount of education for the same price.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you're a typical freshmen student like me, I was terrified of leaving home. I loved my friends and family a lot and being away from home was going to be a new experience I wasn't used to. However, taking tours of the campus before deciding I wanted to be here helped me better understand my surroundings and get used to where everything is at. Living in the dorms was also a new experience, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The people and friends that I have met and made makes me feel like I belong here and I enjoy being here. There are so many things to do on and off campus and volunteering is a simple task just to get involved. Next year I'm going to be involved in so much other things; sorority, leadership safari, and more, and to me being at Central feels like I'm home and I truly feel like I belong.

    Am learning a lot

    The time I have spent at Central has been worth everything in the world. I am taking courses in the field I want to work in once I graduate, and they are helping me to be a better student and journalist. No other school I have looked at in the past has such an acclaimed Journalism program, nor does any other school prepare me as well as Central does. Only being a freshmen, I am confident that once I graduate from CMU I will have no problem in finding my future job and succeeding in everything I do.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for people who want to be independent and on their own for the first year. Also, they have a really good education program and are building a new health professions building.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest visiting campus to see if you really like it here. If this is the right fit for you then you will know if the minute you step on campus. Also, don't go home every weekend your very first year and try to get connected here as everyone is so welcoming during the first couple of weeks and you will make tons of new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many scholarships offered right on campus that are for academics. So if you have good grades then you may be eligible for these yearly scholarships that will help you pay for college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think Central is a very good college and they help make the transition to college very easy. Sometimes, I am homesickness but there are many people here to help you if you ever need to talk.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are all challenging and you learn new things each and every day. Also, just by living on campus and in dorms I learn new things with the programs that they offer. There is a very diverse variety of students which makes me learn about the many different cultures in our language.

  • 12/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is a good campus if you are a person who likes to be social.

    Tips for prospective students

    Central is a sort of expensive school, so my tip would be to try to get as many scholarships as possible and one thing I have learned as a freshman is that you do not need the unlimited meal plan. With the unlimited meal plan you get 100 flex dollars, but if you get the 14 a week meal plan you get 200 flex dollars. You are able to use flex dollars for on campus stores.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on North Campus and I love living here. All of the RA's in my hall are nice and very helpful with everything and I have made all new friends in my hall. Also, there is always something you can do to entertain you if you're bored. You could go to the SAC (student activity center) and workout, play basketball, swim in the pool or hot tub or take a sauna, play ping pong, play racket-ball, tennis, play pool, and at certain times there are activities like yoga and dance you can sign up to attend. During the day there are different things around campus you can attend.

    Am learning a lot

    I am from a small town, so when I chose to attend CMU in the fall of 2010 I was nervous, but once I got there I knew that I chose the right school. I am learning a lot in all of my classes as well as other activities on campus that I can attend. CMU is a big campus, at least for me, with a lot of activities to do. There are lectures/ for every kind of thing you can imagine

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to get general classes out of the way without going to community college, CMU is for you. If you want to go to a college with a big college feel while still being in a small town (the student population of CMU is nearly equal to the resident population of Mt. Pleasant), this is definitely a good choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely consider attending Central, if only to enroll in a 4 year program and transfer to a graduate school.

    Bang for the buck

    Not the cheapest school in Michigan, but certainly not the most expensive. Central offered me good scholarships that made the difference between attending it or a community college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall, it is a good experience. It is a party school, though; there's no doubt about that. I know that most colleges have their share of parties, but I've personally accidentally parked next to piles of vomit on several occasions, and this campus is especially known for its parties. Yay academia?

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here really do have a lot of enthusiasm for their field and it really helps in their instruction. This is especially true for their Honors classes and anything related to the Honors program, which I am currently enrolled in.

  • 12/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think any type of person can be a student at Central. It's a good size campus but easy to get around. It is hard to get lost and if you do, someone is always willing to help you find your way.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is different from high school. You will have to study to pass your exams. Make new friends to hang out with in your free time. Enjoy the dorms and go to activities on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive, but it is a good school to spend your money on.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone on campus is nice and always says Hi to you when you walk by. The dorms are nice to live in. The food is decent with many different choices.

    Am learning a lot

    At Central, I have learned much more than I did in high school. The classes are less boring than in high school so it is easier to pay attention and learn.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who seek a manageably sized university with a number of different opportunities conveniently located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, MI.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for cultural diversity. Central is a huge proponent of it, and tries to encourage diversity among its students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly expensive, but the university offers a number of helpful services including free tutoring in many subject areas.

    Am enjoying being here

    Beautiful campus that is conveniently located in Mount Pleasant, MI.

    Am learning a lot

    I am enjoying the challenges and benefits of my classes here as I pursue my major.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central appeals to a wide range of students. It has many majors and should be able to accommodate almost anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors as soon as possible. The longer you wait the harder it becomes. My advice would be to meet with all of your instructors at least once. This way you do not miss any opportunities available to you.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is not the cheapest college. However, many scholarships are available for incoming freshmen as well as transfer students.

    Am enjoying being here

    All of my professors were helpful and devoted to my education. For example, I was worried about an English assignment. I went to my teacher and after a few minutes I was feeling confident and encouraged.

    Am learning a lot

    My first semester at Central was great. My favorite class was chemistry. The professors were extremely helpful and also were a lot of fun.

  • 01/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CMU is great for friendly people! Everyone here is very friendly and the alumni are very loyal!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from a very small town, and I really feel comfortable at CMU. It has everything a large college should, yet it feels warm & friendly!

    Am learning a lot

    I am very pleased with the classes I have taken so far.

  • 02/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for students who enjoy a small college feel with large school opportunities. It is not overwhelming for students from small towns nor boring for students from a large city like me. I think it is great for everyone and would strongly recommend it to others.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that if you were planning on going to Central to apply to the Honors Program. It is a great opportunity, you receive priority registration, and you can get into specialty classes. I also encourage prospective students to get involved right away. There are so many clubs and intramural sports to get involved with. Joining a club or sport team will help you meet people, gain connections for the future, and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from out of state so my tuition is a little higher than some of my friends but from receiving scholarships from Central I am able to be here. The only way that I am able to be here is the out-of-state scholarship. This scholarship pays the difference between in and out of state tuition. The scholarship made it cheaper for me to come here than to stay in Illinois. Tuition though is not what sneaks up on you in costs. It is room and board that costs the most. So make sure you calculate what you will be paying before you decide to come here because there are some extra costs that are not as advertised. I think in general though, you get what you pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love all the people here at Central. The friends and classmates in your hall will make you included and wanted. The halls come up with many programs for fun on the weekends. Although partying is present on any college campus, I find that it is still possible to find things to do on the weekends that do not involve going to parties. I love that the people here are very friendly, the professors get to know you as a person, and the food is decent.

    Am learning a lot

    Being in the Honors Program, I enjoy that I can choose classes that are outside the norm and also challenge me intellectually. I feel that as long as you choose classes that you will enjoy, you will learn a lot. I especially enjoy that classes are interactive. I am not only learning from lectures but also by going on trips, participating in group discussions, and doing activities within the classroom.

  • 02/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central Michigan University is great for people who like to meet other people, and are fairly strict about their academics. It is a fantastic learning place, and located in a fun environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus to see if it feels right for you. If you have chosen your major take a tour of the facilities where your classes will be taken. If you get a chance, stop by the University Center and visit the student services. You can get an idea of the options a student is given at Central. After visiting different colleges you can choose one that is the right fit for you.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of options to workout, learn, eat, participate in activities. The rooms are very spacious for the pay. It is refreshing to have a lot of ways to get involved, and it is well worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are very friendly, and it is easy to get to know people around campus. There are numerous ways to get involved. It is nice to have a broad scope of opportunities.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot since I have come to Central Michigan University. All of the teachers are extremely into their teaching, and it makes the curriculum intriguing and fun.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Going away to college may not be for everyone but Central is a great place for many types of people. It is big enough that everyone doesn't know everyone yet small enough that people who hate big cities will not get overwhelmed. Central is a great place for people who love being center of attention at parties and can are outgoing yet it is also a place for people who like small gatherings with only a couple close friends. At Central, a student can find a place to fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although everyone knows its a big party school do not get to caught up in all that. Going out every weekend and during the week will affect your schooling and grades will drop. You are paying for your education and you are now old enough to make your own decisions, teachers will not care if your in class or not but your grades will reflect what you do. Many first year students at Central drop out or fail classes due to excessive partying, it's okay to go have fun but keep in mind your their to get an education first.

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of getting what you want for your money, college is expensive no matter how you look at it but Central does a great job at keeping the cost low and offering a lot of free things. When I first got on campus I was showered with free t-shirts, and about a million things. We also got a lot of coupons that made food and tanning and other treats affordable. The dining halls seem like a lot of money but there are so many choices that you can get your money's worth. Although it seems like a lot of money at first you get to meet a lot of people, a great education, and with your school id you get free games and fitness

    Am enjoying being here

    I am absolutely in love with the campus. There are free fitness classes everyday of the week in the residence halls and there are gyms that you can use with your id free of charge. The football games and basketball games are so much fun and free with your school id. The campus and city does a great job at keeping things low cost for students such as food, coffee and bowling. People on campus are really friendly and high energy.

    Am learning a lot

    The lecture halls are big but that does not mean you do not learn a lot. In the lecture halls you get to work with other students and contrary to popular belief the teachers will help you if you ask or email. All teachers have office hours and most are willing to meet with you at other times if needed. In the more specialized classes the teachers really know what they are talking about and are their to help you grasp the meanings of your studies. Although some teachers may not fit your learning style, I can honestly say there are not unqualified teachers at Central Michigan University.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, want to have a good time and learn at the same time :)

    Tips for prospective students

    do safari if you can

    Bang for the buck

    yes! if you get good grades they award all honor roll studnets with some scholarships, and may even surprise you with random ones!!!!

    Will enjoy being here

    I absolutely love centrals campus! its very home-y and all the students seem to bond there and has a very friendly and open feeling.

    Will learn a lot

    yes! central is right up there with MSU in academics, it just isn't given credit because it's not one of the top ten schools.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can fit into CMU's fairly large student body, but don't try to change yourself. If you like to study but also have a good time, pick a quieter dorm like Larzelere or Merril. If you like a louder scene, live in the Towers. There are plenty of clubs as well, so follow your interests and you will fit in just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to make an effort if you want to meet friends. Be social, especially the first few weeks. You won't meet anyone if you just sit in your dorm room every night. Be positive and your experience will reflect that.

    Bang for the buck

    Not as over-priced as Illinois universities, but college is still expensive no matter how you look at it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was reluctant to attend CMU at first, but the longer I'm here the more I enjoy the atmosphere of Mt. Pleasant. It i a small town, but people are friendly and I'm getting an excellent education.

    Am learning a lot

    My professors, especially Honor faculty, are extremely helpful and engaging. They encourage inquiry and really aim to help you grow both in and out of academics.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 215

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it depends on what kind of fun you like, there's the casino, or sports events, even greek life, and other student organizations

    Food and Dining

    the best places to get food is either the tower's cafe or celani's cafe

    Dorm Life

    if you get a cool ra on your floor then you'll be fine!

    Academic Rigor

    make sure if you dont know what's going on in class you get help from a tutor

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have transportation! and get all the help you can and understand what classes you need for graduation!

    In three sentences

    central feels like home, the city of mount pleasant is a good place to go off to for school. the campus life is great and academics are at it's best as well.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe campus. security will drive you any place on campus at dark if you are afraid to walk unescorted.

    Greek Life

    many fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    since this is my first year i have not joined to many clubs. i have been getting use to studying and college life. next year clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    great for the student who wants a well rounded education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing unusual for me as of yet. have had some great concerts and shows. central does host the summer special olympics every year.

    Bang for the buck

    central is middle of the road on price but it is worth every penny for the education and fun you get.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on from sporting events to parties. there are a variety of fraternities and sororities to pick from. central has a great sports complex with swimming, tennis, weight room, basketball, bowling, etc.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of different foods to choose from with a lot of variety. unfortunately the food is what it is but it makes home cooked meals taste like heaven. the school has quite a lot of meal plans to choose from to suit your needs.

    Dorm Life

    you have to learn to get along and compromise with different sorts of people. keep your door open when you are there and you meet a lot of new friends. the rooms are adequate and different type of floor plans and living arrangements to chooses from.

    Academic Rigor

    you definitely have to study! there are no easy classes but you do learn. there are many different classes to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you enroll try not to room with people you already know because half the experience is meeting new people and even getting along with different types. this isn't high school anymore, no slacking because no one waits for you to catch up. talk with counselors if you have any questions, that's what they are there for.

    In three sentences

    cmu is a great college to attend. i have been extremely happy with all of my classes and professors. the program i am enrolled in is exactly what i was looking for.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Especially great for adult learners who are also holding down a full time job. Great for military students as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on what your goal is and do not waiver from that goal.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey but I did like the fact that the 7 year guarantee about tuition. You need to look into this because I have yet to see a college do anything like this to help out the students.

    Did enjoy being here

    Unfortunately most of my classes were online but I did get a chance to visit the campus, and if it is at all possible, any student considering on attending this awesome institution should make a visit to the campus.

    Did learn a lot

    Great place to learn whether your classes are online or in a normal classroom setting.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    the cost is a bit much and scholarships are not the most abundent for freshmen

    Will enjoy being here

    i am very excited to attend central!

    Will learn a lot

    the biology program seems promising with many opportunities for research

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all students of any background, ethnicity, race, etc. There are resources for everyone and there is always a friend there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about Central, come to the college, schedule a tour. You will be given a tour by one of the students themselves and they will give you their opinion on the school. Also, if you don't want to take a tour, talk to a random student and ask them questions. Anyone will answer your questions. Look into the Majors you are interested in and all of the organizations you can get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only are the classes good, and the organizations to join plentiful, you have the opportunity to have the whole big college experience in a small town setting. So, even when you think you know campus and all of its services, there is still more to discover. I've been there for 2 years and I am still learning about the campus. Also, this is the only campus I have visited that has the community feel to it. Everyone is very welcoming and understanding, and willing to help if needed.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different clubs, sports, and organizations to become a part of at Central. There is always something going on and it is always an interesting day on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    When it comes to learning, Central offers many different types of classes for many different types of majors. They are the only college in Michigan to offer the Leadership Minor. So, even if you need to get those general education and major classes done, you can still take classes that will interest you and will be fun.

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that prefer a less tense atmosphere will love it. You'll find different communities on campus to fit into. Each quadrant of campus has its own community with its own vibe and there is an endless number of RSOs to be a part of. There really is a place for everyone at CMU, you've just got to find it - it's not hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in remembering that you're there for an education; you're a student first. If you lose sight of that, you'll have wasted time and money (or your parents money).

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for less money than other schools. It is a little pricey, but what college isn't?

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere; it's the type of place where people hold doors for each other. Mount Pleasant may not seem like the most happening of towns, but it has some real gems. Also, there's nothing like the feeling of the Chippewa Spirit echoing in Kelly/Shorts Stadium, McGuirk Area, Plachta Auditorium, or anywhere on campus flooded with maroon and gold. Seriously, I was a part of the Dan LeFevour era of football; when things really get moving, it's fantastic!

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned so much since my first year at CMU. They have a great variety of classes and some really stellar professors that will change your life. Being so close to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe also provides a great deal of extracurricular learning. You have the opportunity to learn about the tribe and the relation between us.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 40 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I feel that I would learn a lot from this school.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Central is a great place for students who are outgoing and like to be involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tips for prospective students would be too research each college extremely well even before you visit. I'd also advise visiting numerous types of colleges. Even though you may think a small, private university is the type for you, you may fall in love with a large school like Michigan State. Although I only visited four, I wish I would have visited triple that. However, once I chose Central, I visited multiple times. I got my bearings even before orientation. I learned about the town and I stayed up to date with what was happening at Central before I even attended the school. I believe it helped for a better transition.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to private universities, Central is a steal. It costs roughly $20,000 a year, although it depends on the amount of credits taken. I had 17 credits and the unlimited meal plan and it was $20,000. Central offers many scholarships to help cover the cost of school. For instance, if you try for the Centralis Scholarship, no matter what, you will get some sort of scholarship out of it. I definitely believe the cost per credit hour is worth-while. Central has some of the best rooms in Michigan, with two bedrooms, a sitting room, and a bathroom, as well as great cafeterias.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy every aspect of my time at Central. Even though I went in blind, my roommates were amazing. I'm even rooming with them again next year. I instantly became friends with the people on my floor and in the dorm Sweeney. There was such an incredible sense of community. The classes were fantastic, and I'm incredibly happy with the grades I received. There was always so much to do on and off campus like concerts, movie showings, club meetings, forum discussions, inexpensive dinners, and outdoor activities. The atmosphere is amazing. Although the campus contains 20,000 students, it is incredibly small and compact. There is big campus opportunities with a small campus feel. It is really so much more than I could have expected.

    Am learning a lot

    After speaking with advisors and multiple professors, I can certainly say Central offers a top notch education. The classes offered exceptional variety and the professors teaching them were the best in their fields. I learned an incredible amount of note-worthy knowledge from my professors. I know I will use almost everything I learned in my future field. They were always willing to help as were my advisors.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    CMU has many excellent majors. The College of Business is one of the best in the state. For health majors, a new medical college will be opening in the near future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of many on campus programs, clubs and events.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is a great school with great professors. Students get a very good education here and can take advantage of so many activities on campus. Central was one of the only schools to raise their tuition around 6% compared to a majority of other Michigan schools who raised their tuition around 12% this year due to government policies. I believe CMU is a great bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Central is a mid-sized school that provides students with the college experience. Everything is in walking distance. The college is expanding everyday with updating old buildings, building new buildings and keeping up with technology. The culture is very diverse with students from all over the world. I really have enjoyed my first 3 years at CMU and look forward to another good year.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes are not extremely large. Therefore, professors are willing to work with you one-on-one and get to know you. I am able to get help with anything I am struggling with fairly easily. Also, Central requires students to take diversity classes which make you a well-rounded individual.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Central Michigan University is a great university for those looking to become teachers. also their physician assistant program is currently rated number 4 in the country with a 100 percent placement rate after students pass the certification test.

    Bang for the buck

    Central Michigan isn't the cheapest university, but for the size of this growing university and the education it provides i must say that it is worth the money. it is far less expensive that liberal arts schools and big universities such as the university of Michigan and Michigan state but is still a reputable university where a degree from here will help anybody find a job in the work place. there is no need for a bus pass because it takes 20 minutes to walk across campus and the state of the art fitness center that is available to all students for free is exceptional. Central Michigan costs about $16,000 a year to live on campus and being a full time student. as i think you will find this is a reasonable price for such a university

    Am enjoying being here

    Central Michigan is a fun, pretty, and large university and it is the only university that i know of, where freshman can bring their cars also all students get into the sporting events for free. mount pleasant has a night club within walking distance of campus, a nice well groomed disc-golf course that is free, a huge city park that includes the chip river and nature trails and a close knit community that come and enjoy the university's fitness center that may be the best in the state for college students. the university has student activities most nights during the week as well as weekends, overall it is a nice place for a good education and a good time.

    Am learning a lot

    Central Michigan is a university known for its partying in the past however they are under rated for their academic success. recently there has been a dispute between some of the faculty and their wages but this has not affected their teaching in anyway. i currently attend Central Michigan university and i can vouch for their continuing effort to advance student success there are many great teachers that take the time to get to know their students and help appropriately help them as best they can, whether it's additional office hours or assisting the students in getting free tutors that the university provides. Central Michigan goes far beyond my expectations by doing as much as they can for student success!

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    there are several bars, a club, and several parties every night, in addition, there are division 1 sporting events on weekends, and comedians and speakers put free shows on periodically.

    Academic Rigor

    like any college, it depends on what you put into it, if you want a heavy work load, take harder classes, for a lighter workload, take lower level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    deffinatly look around and dont make any college decision too quickly. be sure that you plan to finish your education at cmu before you apply, because once you start, cmu requires you to make decisions nearly a full year ahead of time, making it very difficult to change housing or colleges later on.

    In three sentences

    central is a melting pot, there are students from all walks of life, and classes of all shapes, sizes, and difficulties. central has excellent dorm life, and wonderful places to study. if you are looking to branch out more, central is good for that too, with its active night life, and division 1 sporting events.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    i walk on campus at late hours and there is always a patrol car out on every corner.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are numerous clubs and activities on campus. just sign up.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends at the nearby mall, restaurants, or movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    not many restaurants on campus but there are a variety of them close to campus within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    a bit expensive but the people are loving inside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    cmu is very challenging in academics and but a lot is being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focus in classes. classes move at a fast paste and homework is a definite.

    In three sentences

    cmu is very friendly. the teachers are loving. i rate the school at an eight.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    i love to go to our gym and work out. i also go there to play basketball and other fun activities

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    you make so many great friends, and meet so many nice people.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you actually pay attention in class. college is very hard if you don't understand anything. central helps you out when you fall behind. they have many tutors available to you for free.

    In three sentences

    central is a very good helpful college. they are excellent in the fact of trying to help you out when needed. this university was the best choice i have ever made.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    central's campus is extremely safe. we actually have a service called safe ride that you can call and they will pick you up or take you to anywhere on campus if you don't feel okay walking. (or if its too cold out) ;) they also have blue lights that you can press for help and no matter where you stand on campus you can always see one.

    Greek Life

    i do not know much about greek life at central but everyone i know in a sorority or fraternity absolutely loves it and has never said anything bad about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    cmu has so many different clubs it is unbelievable. they have clubs from supporting the squirrels to helping the hungry in honduras. i have found numerous clubs that i enjoy and became a part of a few of them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have a haunted tour every halloween and tell you stories of all the haunted places on campus and the ghosts that roam the halls. there is also a circle on north campus that is said to give you bad luck if you walk through it during exam week, so don't do that!

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do for fun. our workout facilities have everything from a swimming pool to racquetball to their own bowling ally. they also have numerous intramural teams that one can become a part of. if sports isn't exactly your thing there is always other activities going on from rso events to concerts to movie showings. in the cafeterias there is always a list of events for the week on each table and i can always find something that sounds fun to do!

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good as there are so many different cafeterias and eateries on campus but after a while it starts to get tiring.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love living in the dorms. central's dorms are extremely nice compared to all other schools i have visited. they all have their own bathrooms and a living room then bedrooms change according to which hall you live in. everyone is extremely friendly and even if you have a roommate you don't get along with they will switch you so that you can make the best of your stay.

    Academic Rigor

    i haven't taken any classes that i have really struggled with or needed any help however i am only a freshman myself. i am taking all of my prerequisites and seeing what my options are. academic rigor really changes depending on what professors you have but overall central really does there best to make academics number one.

    Tips for prospective students

    tips i would have is to live on campus, it really does make all the difference. i do not mean live in a dorm with all your close friends but go in blind and meet new people. your whole perspective changes completely and it really gives you a different experience. also manage your time as many incoming freshman seem to have that problem now that it's there first time on their own.

    In three sentences

    central michigan university is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus. there are so many free services available on campus to assist you in every way possible. the school is just the right size as you walk to class you can get anywhere in fifteen minutes yet still big enough to meet thousands of new people.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    cmu's campus is incredibly safe: it has roughly four different police squads available whenever needed, including cmu's own campus police. they also have an amazing program called safe rides which allows any two students, between the hours of 7 pm to 2 am, to receive a free ride from wherever they are on campus, to wherever they need to go on campus, rather than walking back in the dark.

    What to do for fun

    every weekend there's a new activity--whether it's siblings week, where you are encouraged to bring up your brothers or sisters and run around campus with various kid-friendly games to play, welcome weekend, where you learn about all the different student-led organizations, or up all night, an all-nighter available only to students of cmu completely free of charge! if any of these bore you, there are always sports games to go to, two clubs within walking distance of the school, and many different lounges open every evening.

    Food and Dining

    the food is fantastic, with vegetarian options, health-conscious food, and great back home cooking. the menu varies from day to day, offering a mix between mediterranean, asian, southern-style cooking, italian, american, and hispanic food so that you'll never be bored with the food provided!

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is a fantastic way to meet new people, and learn more about yourself and how you deal with conflicts. it's an excellent learning experience, and recommended, although not required, for most incoming freshmen. dorm life is filled with chances to get involved in your community as well as in the world, and the ras are exceptionally well-trained and helpful, always ready to put aside what they're doing to help you.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors expect a lot out of you, and the university itself has quite a few requirements to be fullfilled before you graduate in order to assure that you are a well-rounded student, but as long as you don't procrastinate too much, you'll be absolutely fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    get your application in soon, because spots fill up fast for central. get involved in as much as you can as soon as you can: it's the best way to make long-lasting friendships, and with a ton of clubs, sports teams, greek fraternities and sororities, there's bound to be at least one group you can join, and if there isn't, you can always make one yourself!

    In three sentences

    central michigan university has an exceptional atmosphere that lends itself not only to obtaining the best grades you can get, but also making new friends, and learning how to support yourself as you become an adult. the teachers and faculty are friendly, willing to help you whenever and in whichever way they can, and the students are just as welcoming. there are a myriad of activities put on throughout the year to help the students adjust to living on their own, as well as lend to the amazing, fun atmosphere of cmu.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    iceskating, dancing, partying (if you're into that), social clubs and greek life, sports and exercising at the studen activity center are just some of the options here at central. the most important thing to remember is that if you get up and look for something to do, you will find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    remember that any school can be a party school and don't be put off by that kind of reputation. also, make sure you ask for help; from your roommates, your classmates, your professors and advisors. it takes a lot of the stress out of life.

    In three sentences

    central michigan is a fantastic school to attend! the people are wonderful, the campus is big (but not too big), and the professors are very helpful. i feel like i'm being prepared for the real world.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    i feel safer at cmu then i ever did in my hometown. you go to several campus safety programs at the beginning of your freshman year and they tell you all about it. the state police, cmu police, tribal police, and mt. pleasant police all watch over.

    Greek Life

    greek life is huge here at cmu. there's tons of social sororities and fraternities as well as countless academic co-ed fraternities. you can't go anywhere without seeing someone wearing greek letters.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are endless amounts of clubs and activities to be involved in. it seems overwhelming at first because there's so many things you can do, but everyone eventually finds their niches. anything you can think of there is a club for.

    Great for these types of students

    great for social students, smart students, very involved students, leaders, and athletes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    almost every dorm has their own haunted story. the midnight finals scream is probably the coolest thing i've ever witnessed. everyone screaming on the top of their lungs the sunday night before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    i absolutely love central. the sports teams aren't the greatest, we aren't a big 10 school, and sometimes it seems pretty small, but i wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    of course, it's central, so there's parties. i guarantee you'll never have a problem finding somewhere to party on the weekends, (or weekdays for that matter). however, if going out isn't your thing, there's other things to do like the movies and such.

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't too bad. you'll love it at first and think it's the greatest thing but you'll eventually get tired of it. i cook mac n' cheese or soup in the kitchenettes on my floor when i want to escape the rfoc food for a little bit. another up side is that there's tons of restaurants in walking distance when you want something else.

    Dorm Life

    you will make life long friends very quickly. your floor becomes like your family and you spend a lot of time together. although your experience with residence life will be different depending on what part of campus you live, it's usually really fun. the only down side is that at least for me, it's hard to ever find a quiet spot to yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    your freshman year will most likely contain up's, or undergraduate programs which won't have to do with your major. there are many study groups and there are math and writing centers right in your dorm as well as the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    i believe you should tour the campus as many times as possible before attending in the fall. the more you're here the more comfortable you'll be. also, take as many ap classes as you can in high school, it will save you a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    central michigan university has a wonderful atmosphere that gives off a very homey vibe. there are many highly accredited programs offered here as well. it's a relatively large campus but small enough that it's easy to get very involved and make many, many friends.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    the safety at central michigan university is great. i haven't heard of anybody's safety being threatened since i became a student here.

    Greek Life

    there are many sororities and fraternities that you can get involved in and it's a great way to meet good friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs to get involved in. almost anything you can think of there is probably a club for and if there isn't you can start it up yourself, which is a great thing to put on your resume! it's also a great way to meet people who are interested in the same things as you.

    Great for these types of students

    central is great for any type of student. i think central has something to offer for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    i think you really do get what you pay for at central michigan university.

    What to do for fun

    central michigan university is located in mount pleasant, michigan. it's a charming town with lots of little shops. there are lots of places to check out. there is also a movie theater really close to campus as well as many stores for shopping. on campus there is a gym, bowling, a pool, and a hot tub. mount pleasant isn't the biggest place, but you can still find many things to do.

    Food and Dining

    there are actually a lot of options for food and it tastes decent.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is good. it's a great way to meet people and there are always activities within the dorms that you can attend.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors here like to challenge you, but it's great. you really get prepared for your future. the staff here really want you to succeed after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would recommend central michigan university to students currently looking for the right college for them. i would tell a prospective student to schedule a tour and meet with an academic advisor. the academic advisor's here are wonderful and help you get on the right track. instead of coming into college as a confused freshman you will feel ready and prepared.

    In three sentences

    central michigan university is an excellent college to attend. the classes are very educational and the professors are outstanding and really want you to succeed. the people here really care about your future and will help you get to where you want to be.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Central has one of the safest campuses in the country. However, one should always use caution regardless.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Central is very active.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous RSO's one can join at Central.

    Great for these types of students

    All students- there are numerous programs and fields of study at Central.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A big event for CMU is the Central vs. Western game, as Western is Central's biggest rival.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous RSO's one can join, as well as sororities and fraternities. There is also the Student Activity Center (the SAC), at which students can work out, bowl, swim, and more. There are also numerous events on and off campus scheduled almost daily that are posted throughout campus.

    Food and Dining

    As far as the food on campus goes, the Down Under Cafe in the Bovee Center is great. Of all the residence hall's cafeterias, Fresh Foods is the best. There are also many great places to eat (and places that deliver) off campus.

    Dorm Life

    They are a bit small, and some are old. However, there are newer dorm rooms that are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Central is not bad. It is absolutely manageable if time is managed wisely. However, it is still harder than I expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    As one of the notorious party schools of Michigan, there are always parties going on on or around campus. Do not get caught up in the party life. It is a waste of time and money. Central has one of the safest campuses in the country- however, that does not mean it is unnecessary to be cautious. Females should avoid walking alone at night, and all students should be cautious.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University's campus is conveniently located and its simplistic layout makes it easy to get around without getting lost. The University offers numerous specialized programs and fields of study with the best available technologies. The faculty members are generous and committed to students' success.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 215

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    Campus Safety

    I walk around on campus often at night, (due to late night studying and concerts and ect...) but I never feel unsafe because of a system of lights, every few light poles they have a blue light where a student can call for help if needed. They also have safe rides, which is a free to anywhere on campus after 8pm.

    Greek Life

    I'm not myself involved in the any Fraternity or Sorority (yet), but I can tell you that Greek life plays a huge roll on Central's campus. Because most students enjoy being in a smaller communities a large portion of the student population is in a Fraternity or Sorority. You can't walk down a path without seeing at least ten people wearing their letters.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of intramural sports and they keeps you updated all throughout the year, whether its soccer, touch football, or floor hockey. They also have such a variety of clubs that I cannot begin to list them all, they have a Harry Potter club (with a quidditch team), several a cappella groups, a history club, science, and ect...

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student that likes to get involved in smaller organizations and make friends. A smaller campus so you can get by without a car, you can walk into town without any trouble as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sunday before finals begin at midnight all the students yell out their windows as loud as they can.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't really find a school in Michigan (or anywhere really) that isn't incredibly over priced. But Central seems to better at giving away scholarships than most, so depending on how much your given I defiantly say its more than worth it. There are also lots of jobs on campus that work with you schedule if you need help in that way.

    What to do for fun

    Here at Central we have a place called the SAC, where they have pool tables, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, ping pong, and of course somewhere to workout. If a gym doesn't suit your fancy our campus is pretty active and a lot of people enjoy long boarding, biking, or rollerblading. A lot people just enjoy hanging out in the lobby's of the dorms and watching TV as well in their spare time.

    Food and Dining

    Unlike most schools we don't have to eat fast food every single day, we have wide variety of options to choose from, whether its Southern, American, Mediterranean, or just a soup and sandwich. They also cook it right in front of you and show you where they buy it from so you know its safe and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms themselves are overall really nice the only down side can be your neighbors. If you not living on the top floor you unfortunately hear everything that goes on above.

    Academic Rigor

    How tough the school is academically is up to you. You can choose the easy way out and purposefully take courses that are easy for you so you can party. Or you can take your studies seriously and take courses that are challenging and try to achieve the best scores possible. Its up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring something to entertain yourself on those rainy weekends when you've done all your homework, or else your going to be doing a whole lot of nothing. Another tip I learned after coming to college is that rain boots are a fantastic invention.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for students who want the small community feel, yet still have the chance to meet lots of different people outside their community. Its in a small town so everything is centered around the school, so the town is very spirited as well. Its a great school as long as you choose to work hard and do you best.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Spectacular!

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in this, but I have a lot of friends that are and they love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs on campus. We even have a harry potter club! I am in the PA club, to write love on her arms, and helping hearts and helping hands!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Central campus is gorgeous in the fall, and eat in the down under food court!

    Bang for the buck

    Don't get the biggest meal plan, take summer classes and take anything that is free!

    What to do for fun

    The SAC offers a lot of activities such as, working out, basketball, racket ball, swimming, indoor soccer, and even a bowling alley!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and there are a lot of small stores to purchase food as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun and you meet a lot of great people this way. Enjoy the experience while you can!

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused and you will do great. There is a lot of people willing to help you so take advantage of it!

    Tips for prospective students

    College is really a fresh start for a lot of people, but you must stay focused! CMU offers a lot of clubs and activities to join into so get involved!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the people are beyond friendly in Mount Pleasant. I am very proud to be a Chippewa and look forward to my future education at CMU!

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is number one on Central Michigan's campus. No body has to walk in the dark alone at all they always have a ride available for where ever you need to go. They also are partnered with 5 local police departments, so the campus is among the safest.

    Clubs and Activities

    Central Michigan has clubs and activities for every student. There is something out there for all of the students to take part in.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something for the students to do. It's really hard to go bored and not find anything to do.

    Food and Dining

    From what I have had the food is great and they have a wide array of food to choose from and also dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    Even though I have not lived in the dorms yet, I have heard great things about the students being close and it being a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Central Michigan has a lot of majors and minors that you can choose from. They are the only University in Michigan that offers the major photojournalism.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply to as may scholarships as you can before you get done with school.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan's campus is really clean and safe for everyone. It's a really nice school and have not heard a bad thing about the staff, campus, or the students. I can not wait to become part of Central Michigan's students.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The greek life is awesome. It is a wide varitey and plenty to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every club imaginable or you can start your own.

    What to do for fun

    Central has everything that you could imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give your best effort, always study and stay positive.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion, Central is the best college to me. The classroom size is perfect, not too big or too small. Also the social things are amazing.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue light emergency alert systems can be seen from anywhere on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with average grades or ACT/SAT scores.

    What to do for fun

    Mt Pleasant has all the stores you would expect in a big city, and many bars/ clubs to enjoy. The best part of the area is the Soaring Eagle Casino about 10 minutes away for those 18 and up. It does this while maintaining a smaller city size. Central itself has nice areas to work out and play intramural sports, as well as many clubs and groups you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The dining areas are alright, as long as you don't eat at Robinson hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Central are very nice, as long as you don't live in the towers. each suite has two-two people bedrooms, a middle living room, and a bathroom included.

    Academic Rigor

    Central is not the best academic school, and people with mediocre grades make up the majority of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for any grants they give you to drop off after two years. I lost almost 6,000 dollars worth of aid my junior year, even though I was on the dean's list.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a 4 year degree granting institution in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. It offers many majors and is currently building a medical school to be completed in 2013. It is a big school that has all the benefits of a smaller campus.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    I hung out with my roommates and some of the kids down the hall. I also played volleyball in the courtyard with some other people.

    Food and Dining

    The food was alright, but it get repetitive after a while.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed living in the dorms and I got lucky when it came to getting good roommates. However, I wished some of the other rooms would have been more social.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are enjoyable, along with some of the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get your schedule, walk around campus and get used to where everything is. Also, get your books as soon as possible, it becomes a mad house the longer you wait.

    In three sentences

    I am going into my third year at Central Michigan University and I really enjoy it there. I meet a lot of interesting people and get involved in several activities and organizations. I cannot wait to start another year at Central!

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CMU has constant police units patrolling the campus. They also have emergency beacons all around campus for any time. CMU also offers Safe Ride, a service that students can use to travel safely on campus at night, cost free. No walking back to your dorm by yourself in the dark.

    Greek Life

    CMU offers a great Greek Life experience, both with formal Recruitment and Rush in the Fall as well as informal Recruitment and Rush in the Spring. The CMU Greek community supports each other in their various events for charity. The Greek Community also bands together in the Spring to participate in Greek Week. This is a week long competition between paired sororities and fraternities to raise money for a charity, create bonds and entertain the Mount Pleasant community with the final Mock Rock performance.

    Clubs and Activities

    CMU does not lack when it comes to fun, entertaining, and interesting activities. CMU events can easily be found on the CMU website calendar. CMU also offers a vast amount of intramural sports groups.

    What to do for fun

    CMU offers a calendar of events that students can attend on their website. CMU has various RSOs (Registered Student Organizations) that are always holding events that students can attend. CMU's On The Fly group is always having events that students can attend, like free movies. CMU also has many sporting events students can attend each week. There is also a lively social scene on the CMU campus as well as in the Mount Pleasant community.

    Food and Dining

    CMU has 4 Residential Dining locations on the campus. They are located in different areas. CMU also as offers 13 others locations that a student can use their flex dollars to purchase snacks and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    At any college you can experience difficulties living with new people. CMU offers RA that are able to help with any questions a student might have living in a new place. CMU also offers an array of different dorm set ups as well as locations on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If something is rated as excellent that means there is no room for improvement or growth. A college needs to continually change to be able to provide the best education possible

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Safari as an incoming Freshman. It will help you meet people, learn the campus, be fun and entertaining, and you move into your dorm a week early.

    In three sentences

    An amazing community atmosphere. Friendly classmates. A positive attitude for higher learning.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Central Michigan is one of the safest campuses around and they strive to keep it this way. They have blue lights around campus which you can push and the police will be there in minutes if your in danger. Also, the state police are rather close too. Central is also located on the Chippewa Indian reservation so the Tribal Police, the Isabella county Sheriff, and the Mount Pleasant City police all make sure the city and it's students are safe. There are also the Campus Police as well.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek Life personally but I have several friends that are and they absolutely love it! I know CMU has a rich Greek Life history as well, plus their weekend festivities are always fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything you can ask for, and if they don't it's not hard for you and a couple of friends to start one.

    Great for these types of students

    Central Michigan is great for anyone to attend, however our football and basketball teams are in the rebuilding stages right now as a heads up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayside Central (the local club) is its own unusual location but going there your freshmen year is considered an unofficial right of passage.

    Bang for the buck

    Central Michigan University is the cheapest public university in the state of Michigan with the lowest average tuition increases for the last five years.

    What to do for fun

    There's always the fun you and your friends make, but when you run out of ideas there's always Soaring Eagle Casino which is just down the road. This Casino is also ages 18 and up. The University also brings in many concerts, famous people, and other entertainment for the students on a regular basis. Central has a ridiculous amount of money set aside to bring in entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria food is good for the first semester and then it gets old and tasteless in the second semester. This is just because you as a student get tired of the cafeteria food. Luckily there are many great, and cheap, restaurants located nearby on Mission Street (which is the main road).

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life at Central. I live in Robinson Hall on North Campus and I live with one other roommate, this costs about $2000 extra. I've met a lot of great friends through my dorm. Also, the RA's and RHA push you to get good grades, help you whenever you need it, and you want to get involved they will help you with that too. I had friends in the East Campus dorms and they seemed to love it. The South Campus dorms, also known as The Towers, are where most freshmen live and get quite noisy at night which gets old rather quickly. The South and East Campus dorms are located near the main road which has a lot of restaurants/bars. They also are located near the gym and stadium.

    Academic Rigor

    Central Michigan University was founded as a business school so the business program is one of the best around. Central also just added a new medical school which is currently enrolling its first class. Central Michigan also offers many other types of majors. Since, I'm a business major I don't know much about the other majors other than our theater department is rather good and our art department seems to be a popular major too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you go into this school with an open mind and positive attitude, if you do this you'll fit right in. Make sure to make some new friends because they'll help pass the time, Mt. Pleasant is only boring if you make it boring. Don't gamble all of your money away at the casino, it's a fun place to go every once in a while but not every day.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a fantastic University to attend. It's a medium sized school that has an amazing business program and has just added a state of the art medical school. It's the perfect size campus and the school makes sure to keep the students entertained by bringing in many great concerts and such.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    football games, free movies, parties, concerts you will never be short of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    it is not your moms cooking but they offer you the best selection that they can. there are actual warm, cooked food that is good for instead of you buying pizza and eating junk food all the time. if you want to eat junk food and pizza there are many stores all over the place just for that.

    Dorm Life

    there is always something to do. from tailgating for our home games to homecoming week, floor wars you will not find yourself locked in your room with nothing to do. plus everyone will always try to get you involved in dorm activities and outside dorm activities.

    Academic Rigor

    if you are serious about your major then you should be choosing classes that pertain to that major so your classes will definitely keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    make many friends. if you are living in a dorm get to know your RA and neighbors. there are many organizations in this school to help you succeed, yake advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    this school is the perfect school for anyone who wants the small community feel of a school. the people are pretty amazing in the residence halls and they make you feel connected. classes can be a breeze epending on how you want it to be.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In all the 3 years I've been going here at Central I haven't encounter any campus danger. But it is recommended to be safe at all times. If walking at dark, link up with a buddy if possible. If you have to call Safe ride, which is a service provided by CMU that offers rides to those who feel uncomfortable walking at night, we recommend you call them.

    Bang for the buck

    To sum up my experience here at Central Michigan University between the people, things to do, academics, etc. I wouldn't rather be anywhere else at this moment besides a Chippewa.

    What to do for fun

    Here on campus there is ALWAYS something to join or be involved in. Different organizations make it so every student as an opportunity to enjoy extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities, or just plain old fun. You have educational programs to attend and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. Every one as there picks and chooses. What I greatly admire is how they are very considerate to those who are allergic to certain foods. They make it so that each student has an opportunity to do what it is they like to their food for themselves. It is also very diverse!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. You meet a number of amazing people and staff. Everyday there's a new face waiting to be met and greeted. I love the environment and acceptability the halls have to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many teachers here who I've witnessed and seen that has great passion for students to learn the material and use the material. One of my best teachers was from a different country but his passion for teaching here at CMU was greatly appreciated. Until this he is part of the motivation that keeps me moving forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be, if you plan to attend Central Michigan University, come with your game face on. You have to be serious about your future here because there are so many opportunities to be shared, it is only a lack of will in whether you want to take it or not. Also do not be afraid to seek help if needed. Central Michigan University as so many programs for students, such as myself, to help succeed.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University as been quite an experience. You learn to enjoy the way things really are. You manage to step outside of that comfort zone and linger among those whom you've had know idea you would meet or get to know.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 215

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    What to do for fun

    a lot

    Food and Dining

    they have so much to choose from

    Dorm Life

    they have lots of housing options

    Academic Rigor

    I heard its hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible, the sooner you apply, the more likely you will get scholarships and will lift that I hope they accept me worry.

    In three sentences

    It seems nice. my mom went there and i will too. I just hope its OK.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is one of the safest in the state. If it's late and far from campus, you can call and get a ride back.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs to choose from. Sometimes it's hard to narrow down, ha.

    What to do for fun

    There's a great Student Activities Center on campus, and the football games are fun to go to. There are parties on the weekends; which are fun if that's your thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect good food all the time. Thursday is when it's best. You can have a social life and get good grades. Don't procrastinate, and take advantage of the academic advisors.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous. The classes are interesting. The people are very friendly.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 215

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and activities than you can possibly imagine. There is literally a club for everything. Including a squirrel watching club.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do for fun, whether it be hanging out with friends in the dorm, or going to any of the nearby attractions in the town of Mt. Pleasant. I have never found myself bored. There is also the Student Activity Center where you can go bowling, go work out, or go play just about any sport of your choice.

    Food and Dining

    There are many residential restaurants on campus. The food is always made right in front of you. It tastes great, and there are always healthy options available.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience is even more than I could have hoped for. I have made an overwhelming amount of fantastic friends, who I can tell I will be close to for my entire life. It is a safe, friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes so far provide a decent amount of homework. Tests are challenging enough to test you, but not too difficult. The professors are awesome, and some of the most helpful people you will ever meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in contact with the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. They are extremely helpful. Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Meet with academic advisers, as they are very crucial in structuring your education plan. Also, don't let the reputation of CMU being a party school influence your decision at all. It isn't that big of a party school, and the academics far out-weigh any party reputation.

    In three sentences

    All of the resources provided to students are extremely helpful. The faculty goes above and beyond what is required to ensure you succeed. The overall atmosphere is fantastic.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 215

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    CMU has a unique program called Safe Rides, to take you places on campus after dark. It is wonderful when you are uneasy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for EVERYONE.

    Great for these types of students

    Leadership-oriented students will adore CMU.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are pricey, my only complaint is housing is a bit too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    With hundreds of registered student organizations, you will always find something to do on campus. Football games are my personal favorite.

    Food and Dining

    There is always at least one thing in the dining halls that you will like.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a new experience, and I advise everyone to at least try it.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes here are tougher than high school, but I don't have to spend hours pouring over my notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into college with an open mind. You will meet people wit opinions that will challenge your own, and that is great. It helps your grow into a well-rounded individual.

    In three sentences

    I love CMU; the atmosphere here is very welcoming and everyone is so friendly. The academic opportunities here are never-ending, and I am very excited to be a Chippewa.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 215

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    Clubs and Activities

    All of the clubs and activities are usually posted in the University Center but some are more private and information can be obtained during Mainstream in the beginning of the year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the beginning of the Fall Semester on North Campus Robinson Hall puts on the Crud Wars. Two teams are formed and they go to war throwing different disgusting things, like wet dog food, wet horse feed, flour, shaving cream and etc. There is also of course many Halloween parties on campus, and there is also International Food night put on by Calkins.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities put on by the dining halls and the average student. There is a movie theatre and ice rink in a 3 mile radius. All CMU Sport games usually bring a nice crowd.

    Food and Dining

    The Towers residential restaurant and Celani residential dinning area is the best on campus. The two remaining are pretty average.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend living in a dorm the first year just to get acclimated to college and meet people. It can be fun or you could have an annoying Residential Assistant.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teacher and the course it requires a different academic schedule. Papers and exams are common do no t procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get a tutor or drop a class when you are failing mid semester. An F would hhurt your transcript more than a withdrawl. Study, go to your professor office hours if needed, do extra credit, anything could help you pass the course because nothing is more frustrating the having an 88.7 than a 90 percent. Put yourself out their to make friends. College will be so much more rewarding when you have great friends to have fun with on the weekends. Don not schedule 8a.m classes if you can avoid it.

    In three sentences

    CMU is a very friendly and fun environment, for faculty and students. A clean and small campus is very convenient with classes usually a 6-12 minute walk from the dorms. There is always something to do on campus, take advantage of it.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 215

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Greek life

    Food and Dining

    RFOC is awesome! It was recently redone, with a mongolian style cook.

    Dorm Life

    Great RA's. Make sure you drink elsewhere though, they are strict on alcohol policies

    Academic Rigor

    Not to difficult. A lot of the students are partier. If you are not a huge partier, then you will look attractive to professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    join groups early; meet with professors OFTEN!!; make appointments with an academic advisor AT LEAST once a semester.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school to go to if you are interested in a party school. It is hard to find students who are here because they are pursuing their dreams; most students do not know what they want to do with their lives.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People that like to volunteer. People that like to have a class discussion rather than having Professors spit information at you. Anyone looking for a cultural diverse campus with a friendly spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on your ACT's and don't fret too much. I didn't do splendidly in my High School, but I got accepted to Central and I managed to turn my study habits around. Don't ever let your grades deter you from applying, you always have a chance.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as money goes, yeah it's a lot, but you're not going to find a better learning atmosphere for this amount of money. The classes aren't too big and the Professors care that you're learning, not just that your paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a great campus and great atmosphere. I wish it were a little closer to my house, but that can't be helped. The good thing is they have a board in the University Center of students offering rides home.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes go fast, but not so fast that I cant keep up. The professors help out a lot and they actually care that you understand what you're telling them.

  • 02/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Central Michigan University is really a great school. It offers a lot of different programs and classes that other schools don't offer. All of my professors and advisers have been exceptionally helpful in helping guide me to my career pathway. The campus is slightly smaller which is an excellent thing! It's never too far between classes, and is very easy to navigate through. The dorms are in very good shape, and help you meet so many great people. Some things I would recommend to future students would be to see your adviser constantly! There are a lot of classes that count for more than one requirement, that can save a lot of money and time; your advisers can point these out! My second recommendation would be to get a planner and use it often! Write down every assignment, highlight upcoming tests and due dates, and write down just simple every day tasks. It really helps to keep you on top, and to make sure you never fall behind. My last suggestion would be to not procrastinate. I find that even right after class, I am more apt to completing my homework, than if I wait until later to do it. Other than that, doing projects and studying at an early date, helps me be very prepared, and keeps my GPA up!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    not a worry with safe rides around. a patrol/ride service makes sure you can get anywhere 24/7 no matter your location on campus.

    Food and Dining

    many options for dining at one of the residential cafeterias. also, has some nearby restaurant options around campus and late night snack shops open until 2 in the morning, so snacking throughout the day and night won't be problem.

    Dorm Life

    meet new people from all walks of life and even make friends with new people with similar interest to you.

    Academic Rigor

    if you make sure your on top of assignments, the work load is a breeze. most of the time you'll have a professor who understands the university atmosphere and finds ways to better help you understand the material. oh yeah ratemyprofessor helps too.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to get involve socially and don't get caught up in freshman-itis because having a balance between social life and working life is the key for a successful college life.

    In three sentences

    a great opportunity for students who want a nice-sized university vibe without a full extent of traveling from class to class. offer exciting events for students with any interest. a really cool university.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    you will always feel safe! there are blue lights everywhere and you can always call safe rides or call for an escort from a campus security guard.

    Greek Life

    there are tons of fraternities and sororities to choose from on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for everything! there's a harry potter alliance, humane animal treatment society, the david garcia project, take back the tap, and so many more!

    Bang for the buck

    i received many scholarships, and my step-mom works on campus, so money was not really an issue for me.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, i like to read and hangout with my friends, maybe go shopping or to see a movie!

    Food and Dining

    what can i say? sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. but it gets old really quick!

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms can be a lot of fun! it is definitely a must for at least one year!

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are more difficult than others. it all depends on the number of people in your class, who your professor is, what subject it is. it all depends!

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up on your reading! study, study, study! don't put your work off until the last possible second.

    In three sentences

    many great professors. campus is small, but not too small. everything is easy to walk to.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    use safe rides while your on campus

    Greek Life

    try it, it doesnt hurt, i did

    Great for these types of students

    motivated and hard-driven

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a lot of people try and talk to you about a club they work for, some are very pesters and annoying.

    What to do for fun

    sac join sorority/fraternity join clubs

    Food and Dining

    good but the same food all of the time

    Dorm Life

    horrible experience

    Tips for prospective students

    use myprofesssor.com to look for teachers, it really does help. know your major before you come to cmu.

    In three sentences

    great selection of majors and classes i wish there was better teachers though. good learning environments and new buildings.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    overall it is pretty safe. at night they have saferides which will drive you around campus if you don't fell comfortable walking.

    Greek Life

    don't seem to have that bad of a reputation.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a bunch of rsos, even one about feeding squirrels.

    Bang for the buck

    worth it is you get some good scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    get tired of it. same thing every week it seems.

    Dorm Life

    most of the dorms are pretty good. i live in barnes which is the oldest dorm on campus and only one with community bath which takes some getting used to.

    Academic Rigor

    if you excelled in high school, my experience is that the material is not any more difficult.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    video gaming.

    Dorm Life

    did not live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to make going to class and achieving good grades a priority. in today's world, college is costly enough without having to repeat classes.

    In three sentences

    cmu is not what i expected, but it is certainly a different experience than community college. the student population at cmu is not as diverse in age as the community college and their educatioal priorities are also different. on the whole, it depends on your educational setting preferences.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    a very safe campus. five police stations around town.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many activities and clubs on campus.

    What to do for fun

    there are several activities on campus every week.

    Food and Dining

    there are several places to eat on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    best way to make many new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    as long as you stay focused and have good study habits classes will be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun but stay focused.

    In three sentences

    the campus at central michigan is very safe. most students and faculty are really friendly. there are also many ways to get help so that you are successful during your time here.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food is good most of the time other times it's slightly bitter.

    Dorm Life

    the best dorms i've seen at any university so far and i've been to 20 of them all over.

    Academic Rigor

    take their academics very seriously has really good graduate programs as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    go in with open minds, don't charge anything to your student that you cant pay for in a timely matter, and study hard.

    In three sentences

    central is a well rounded school that provides a good experience for all of it's students. everyone welcomes new people in with open arms. the school does not tolerate any glitches in financial aid they'll kick you right on out if you can't pay off your student account in time.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Workout.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolute crap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party too much and study a lot more than you think you need to.

    In three sentences

    Has a ton of parties. Has some great professors with difficult classes. I feel that they could do better with what they provide for recreational use.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out to the clubs Get involved in Alternative Breaks to volunteer all around the US Get a job Apply to become a Staff Member Concerts offered through CMU High Adventure Club Programs at Central

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study! Get involved on campus, looks amazing on applications Find out everything it has to offer

    In three sentences

    Good school with lots of programs to study with. The teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable, however some can be very confusing as well. All around a good school to attend with very well rounded students.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Through out campus there are the blue lights with the help phones in case of an emergency as well as safe rides which operate to the convenience of late night walkers or people who have late classes.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is encouraged and very much recognized within central. Rush week is huge and all are invited to check out the different fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs are offered and encouraged. If there is not a club that you feel you fit in with, there are also volunteer opportunities that students can become involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is really an open environment for all types of students. Honor dorms are quieter and closer to the library, and the towers hold more events and are more involved on campus and campus activities.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive and sometimes it is hard to understand why. Central is constantly working on the appearance of the campus with renovation inside the dorms or buildings, as well as the cafeteria and the maintenance of the campus. Not to mention our state of the art library with 4 stories and moving book shelves.

    What to do for fun

    Mount Pleasant may be a small town, but there are always events and activities going on either on or outside of campus. These can easily be found either on flyers outside or around campus, or on the home page of central's website. Most events are free and other times they hold concerts which can sometimes have a fee.

    Food and Dining

    Although their is a lot of complaint about the campus food, we will not know how nice it is to have food ready for us and with so many varieties of dishes. with seven different stations, and three different meals a day, there is always something to find and something that you enjoy to have at the different cafeteria locations around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome and be sure to take advantage of everything they offer. Introducing yourself to your floor mates and being involved with the activities on campus is a great way to meet people are find what you might be interested in doing. Although it can be distracting and hard to stay focused on material at times, it is important to balance your social life with your academic work load by taking time out in the day to go to the library or miss out on an activity to do homework.

    Academic Rigor

    Although Central's courses are more difficult, they are not impossible. As long as you are putting in the effort needed for each class, and some require more than others, you will be fine in the courses. Be sure to take advantage of the resources they offer and do not be afraid to e-mail your professors if you are struggling or need help with the information, that is what they are there for!

    Tips for prospective students

    You do not have to know what you want to do with the rest of your life, just know what you love to do. Central offers many different varieties in majors and allows the student to find the right path for themselves. Do not underestimate what you can do with your life because anything is possible if you are willing to put in the effort. If you are thinking about not attending college because you are unsure if you can afford, do not worry. Student loans make it affordable for students to go to school and pay it off reasonably after graduation. Our student services for financial aid and scholarships are always available to talk to to discuss your financial situations.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan is a college for those to explore who they want to be by finding what they love to do. With so many clubs and activities to become involved with, it is easy to find friends and help in academics. Central has great advisors who help students make a four year plan and stay on track for graduation.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is very good. They offer a free ride service called Safe Rides at night so you won't have to walk around campus at night by yourself. The only drawback is that they will only take 2 people at a time. CMU also has an alert system that will send a message out to your cell phone in the form of a text message or voicemail to warn you about severe weather, fires, snow days, anything that is a campus wide threat or announcement.

    Clubs and Activities

    There really is something for everyone at CMU. Ranging from Harry Potter clubs to Study Clubs to Sports clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    CMU is great for students that like to be invloved. Whether it's in clubs or organizations CMU offers something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition that I have come to find unusual is the midnight scream. At midnight on the first night of exam week, everyone goes out side or opens their windows and lets out a scream. It's very entertaining when you can hear it across the entire campus!

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that CMU has been worth every penny. They provide you with nearly everything you ever need.

    What to do for fun

    There are many sports teams that you can try out for and even more intramural teams. CMU offers countless programs and clubs to keep you occupied in your free time. They also provide students with what we call the SAC (the student activity center) where there is bowling, basketball, workout equipment, swimming, and much more for students to use at their leisure.

    Food and Dining

    They also provide great residential restaurants with choices for everyone (vegetarian, vegan, etc.). The only downside is that not all of the restaurants have the same quality food and some close much too early for many people.

    Dorm Life

    CMU provides great housing and many different options of where to live. They also provide an online roommate matching service so you can choose roommates that might have something in common with you rather than going in completely blind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help, there are lots of people to talk to, don't just ignore it. Get involved in something! It helps you meet new people who share the same interests as you. Lastly, plan ahead. Don't wait until the last minute to talk to a counselor about classes or make appointments, or even doing your homework.

    In three sentences

    The campus is small and easy to navigate. There are multiple services for tutoring, financial help, planning classes, etc. All in all, CMU is a great school!

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a very good safety program here. I am never that scared to walk alone at night because there are always people out and there are always copes driving around to make sure that everything is ok. I also like the feature of safe ride where students can get a ride from and to campus locations if you are alone.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life, but those who are say that it is a lot of fun. I think it costs way to much money just to have some friends. The dues that you have to pay just to be a member are outrageous and I think there should be other alternatives to not having to pay or options for those who can't afford it and are on financial aid.

    Clubs and Activities

    We do have a lot of clubs and activities that go on, but i think sometimes it can be overwhelming. I think that the clubs should try to reach out more and get peoples attention other than with just flyer's.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is a great university for those who like to feel like their going to a small university, when really it is fairly big. Everyone is so welcoming and comforting and I know I can always feel at home when I come up for the school year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is always a favorite tradition around here, starting early with the parade and then the football game. It is always a fun time, and there is always fun stuff that is going on that weekend. Around Halloween a fun tradition that we have is a haunted tour, where the show you the places around campus that are said to be haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a lot I wonder about where my money is going towards, but compared to most colleges I think central is fairly cheap for what you get. I would love to see more about what my money is being used for, but that is just me.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much stuff to do here on the weekends except for parties, which some people are not interested in. Some can still go to the movies or bowling or something like that, but I feel the university clubs should have stuff going on that way it is easier to get involved and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    It seemed like the food was really good when I first got here, but they basically offer the same thing every week. There is really no variety and when they do offer variety, its always something that no one likes. I have gotten sick many times from eating in the cafeterias because of all the grease that is used to cook the food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not what it looks like on movies at all. Honestly I can't wait to get out of the dorms. They are fun depending on what dorms you get into, but when you sign up for a roommate match, I don't think they match you very well. The space is very tiny here, but it is one of the bigger dorms compared to a lot of universities.

    Academic Rigor

    I fee like some professors are there just to teach and not help you succeed at all. Some professore have a class average of a 76% and think that it is awesome and don't work on anything to bring that average up. Other professors are very nice, escpecially in the hdf department, and look toward you succeeding in their class and in their future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you want to major in. They work with you planning classes, but if you can take classes at a community college first or during high school so you have an idea and don't just waste money switching your major around.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the atmosphere here, It's a big school but at the same time has a small town feel. Unlike other schools, there are always many classes offered and there's not that much problem trying to get into a class. Most people here are extremely nice and will always try to work with you if there is ever any problem.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a huge commitment on CMU's campus. I'm currently in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, we raise over 20,000 every year for breast cancer education and awareness. Its a great experience and a new outlook on life.

    Clubs and Activities

    PA club, ZTA sorority

    What to do for fun

    I like to meet new people, go out with friends. Theres always events going on around campus and always something to do and new people to meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with an open mind take every possibility offered Try new things meet as many people as possible

    In three sentences

    Central is a great school with plenty of opportunities in many directions. i believe CMU is a great school with high expectations and leadership opportunities.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central is one of the safest campuses in the country. The campus police really know how to do their job. Plus, there are emergency phones posted along campus and a safe ride program that sends a car to pick you up and drive you anywhere on campus for free at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to get involved in. Plus the college always puts on events to get the students pumped up and united. If you don't find something you like, you can also start your own club and you'll be surprised to see how many people join you.

    Bang for the buck

    The college really is worth it. It is actually one of the cheaper colleges in the state but also one of the more accredited. It is worth it to get that type of experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. There are plenty of organizations to get involved in and always an event to entertain you. If you can find something on campus that interests you, Mount Pleasant is a great town filled with places to go in your free time.

    Food and Dining

    Despite your what you are thinking, the food is actually pretty good. There is a large variety in the dining halls so you can always find something good and its all you can eat. Then, if you are pulling an all nighter and need some reinforcements, the markets around campus are open until 2 am and filled with plenty of caffeine and junk food.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is very entertaining and also gives you resources that you can use to pass your classes. There is always something going on that is fun or someone to talk to. Plus, the staff is always willing to help you with your problems, whether they are academic or personal.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the classes depends on what you take and how many classes you take. Just make sure you pay attention to what you are signing up for and that you can handle it. Don't take organic chemistry, zoology, and molecular physics all at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you choosing your classes, pick something that not only fulfills your requirements but also interests you. It is easier to concentrate on a subject that you find entertaining and will actually want to go to class to listen to. Also, don't be afraid to talk to your professors because they are actually very understanding and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Central is an amazing school because of the atmosphere, the people, and the opportunities. Both the staff and students are extremely kind an approachable making it a very open and friendly place to be. Also, there are so many things to get involved in and participate in that you will never be bored and can always find a place to feel accepted.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    wayside

    What to do for fun

    everything is fun!

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are 5 different law enforcement groups.

    Greek Life

    There are many organizations available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many!

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, involved, focused, and smart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Leadership Institute is one of a kind!

    Bang for the buck

    They offer many great schoalrships too!

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! There are many clubs/organizations, sporting events, and concerts/performances to egt involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There are great palces to eat on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is a great sense of community at CMU. The dorms are comfortable and well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems tough...but not too overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, stay on task, and HAVE FUN!

    In three sentences

    I am SO excited to attend CMU in the fall! The Leadership Advancement Scholar programs eems awesome! I cannot wait to meet new people and gert involved with what the university has to offer.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are constantly patrolling and there is a Safe-Ride service for students to ride if they are uncomfortable walking somewhere. There have not been more than maybe two safety problems since I have been here which has been three years.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities you can join including some that are academic.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to become involved in from IM sports to Harry Potter club. Whatever you are interested in, you can find a group to join!!

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes I feel the room and board rates are a little high as you can get an apartment for much cheaper. Tuition is pretty high as well but is everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Activity Center is right across the road and has so many activities such as group fitness classes, areas to play most sports, and exercise machines. There is a movie theater in town, multiple bars, a couple dance clubs, numerous restaurants, a new water park, a casino, and a few parks.

    Food and Dining

    I feel the choices for meals are pretty great but I did not have to eat on campus everyday. Some students say the dorm food becomes old after awhile but there are many other choices around campus and in the academic buildings so it is always convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are better than others as far as arrangement and space. There are people to help you on each floor and you can go to them or the Hall Director if you have issues. The maintenance is pretty quick to fix problems as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy but for the most part after your first year you do have to put in time and effort to finish work on time and do well on exams. Some programs are much harder than others but if you find something you enjoy you need to stick with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for at least a year as I feel I missed out on making a lot of friends living at home. Try to become involved in activities or groups you are interested and don't be afraid to try new activities as well. Don't get too caught up in the college party scene and remember you are at college to receive a rewarding education. You can have fun but don't go overboard.

    In three sentences

    There have been a lot of problems with the administration and faculty in the past year as well as unfortunate circumstances within athletics. I don't always feel the administration has the right purpose in some of their actions as far as putting the students first. However, I really like the campus and feel my program is very successful and educational.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study

    Academic Rigor

    This institution is very competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your focus and continue to reach your goals.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University rates very highly in my opinion. The staff is great and willing to assist in every aspect, financial, academic, technical and personal. I made the right choice to attend this univ.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    At the beginning of the semester be sure to stop by the Student Book Store on campus. The book store has coupon booklets for different restaurants and some of the shops around campus. These booklets can save you a lot of money throughout the year!

    What to do for fun

    Everyone in Mount Pleasant jokes about going to the Wayside. The Wayside is a night club that is attached to a bar. The Wayside is an experience that everyone must have. In the warm months be sure to take advantage of the Chippewa River! Many students get together to go tubing down the river and cook out at night.

    Food and Dining

    Mount Pleasant has a great array of restaurants! Many of these restaurants are within walking distance of campus. There are also many grocery stores within walking distance of campus. As for on campus, each dorm building has its own cafeteria and each one has great food. Personally, I like to eat at the Towers and grab a cup of coffee at the library.

    Dorm Life

    Most students tend to keep their doors open to allow the opportunity to meet new people. However, this can be very annoying because a closed door just causes people to knock on the door. Most of the dorms are much more roomy then the ones I have experienced at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect the best from each student. There aren't many situations where a professor with 'cut you some slack' on that assignment you forgot to turn in. Be prepared to have homework on the weekends and some late night study periods.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set up a meeting with your academic ad-visor as soon as possible. Once your major is declared, create a academic plan. Also don't get wrapped up in the college life! Central is known as a party school and there will be many opportunities to party but your academics should come first. I lock myself in my room each night until my homework is done.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is the perfect college to attend if you want small class sizes but the big campus feel. The professors have the opportunity to chat face to face with you and provide extra guidance. Central also has numerous resources to help you succeed.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There are blue lights located around campus to notify police if there is any suspicious activity. I like how the campus police are located right on campus as well. Safe Rides is one of the best services they provide by giving students free on-campus rides while it is dark out.

    Great for these types of students

    Introverted students who are wishing to expand their personality as well as extroverted students who are wishing to expand their leadership skills.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations at Central Michigan University. There are also a variety of athletic programs. I am involved with the Advertising Club, Women's Club Ice Hockey, take fitness classes at the Student Activity Center, did leadership safari, and I work at the school newspaper. There are always friendly people around willing to make new friends and do whatever interests them. There is literally something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is good. There is a great variety that caters to every type of person. For example, I have a food allergy, and they worked with me to create meals that would work for me. The dining halls have a nice set up that make students feel at home.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at Central Michigan University is great. I have had the opportunity to live in two very different style dorms. The four person in one bedroom was a little bit challenging but taught me how to live with others. The one person to a bedroom was much easier to deal with and the quality was awesome! They are well-kept and there are man programs offered to get involved with the residents around you.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs at Central Michigan University are rigorous, but success is achievable. Just like anything, it takes hard work. But with the helpfulness of the professors and the student success options offered, Central Michigan University is the perfect place for a student wishing to further their knowledge in whatever field they choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at all of the great opportunities Central Michigan has to offer. The campus is the perfect size and the positive people combined create the best college feel. The staff is great and the programs offered are rigorous.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a very friendly campus. The safe environment provides a great place for academic success. The beautiful, clean campus is the perfect size for students who are interested getting involved while experiencing the 'big college' feel.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! They have a HUGE selection. I'm so excited for cafeteria food!!

    Dorm Life

    I'm not too excited about having three other roommates but, everyone's gotta be a freshman sometime.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, I wouldn't know too much about this but, I hear from friends going to Central that some classes are rather hard. I also hear that they like to do lots of hands-on type of work and believe that getting you in your job environment makes you learn best.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a homely, beautiful college. It has an incredible psych department. Central is right in the middle of the small town of Mount Pleasant.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't go anywhere else. I love CMU, it's a small town but it is so fun and there is always something to do.

    What to do for fun

    For fun here at Central Michigan, I either hang out with friends or go to the Student Activity Center to play some basketball

    Food and Dining

    Just like dorm life, food also depends on where you live on campus. Some cafes on campus are pretty good while others are just gross.

    Dorm Life

    The quality of dorm life depends on what dorm you live in.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to grades it's all about the professor. The better your professor the better your grades will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be a prospective student get involved in activities around campus and make sure to study, study, study.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan is a university full of great opportunities. They have an excellent assortment of programs to choose from. They also have tons of excellent professors to help better prepare students for their futures.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have only heard stories of violence on campus but never witnessed anything.

    Greek Life

    Expanding every year, i was involved in greek life and it is quite fun. Everyone gets along and there are always new friends to meet.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was never personally in a club but i can tell you they literally have a club for EVERYTHING.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly and outgoing but also academically determined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Anspach hall, the basement is haunted!

    Bang for the buck

    Central is a bit pricey, they nickle and dime you for a lot of silly things.

    What to do for fun

    Where do i begin; the SAC, Malt Shoppe, local skate park, Main st, your dorm hallway, the possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and dining, friends from other university complemented me on how nice Centrals food and cafeteria environment really was.

    Dorm Life

    My best memories of Central are from the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    This school is not that academically demanding, if you are looking for a real challenge I would suggest a more prestigious university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in the dorms as a freshmen, it is a great experience that will never be forgotten. Also, go in to CMU with your major already decided, changing it along the way can set you back.

    In three sentences

    A great academic environment with helpful faculty. Defiantly not the big party school everyone portrays it as. They do need to increase campus size for the expanding student body.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    food was great. cost alot, but it was good

    Dorm Life

    didn't like it. My roommates were slobs.

    Academic Rigor

    classes aren't to bad, its the class size that got me. A couple of my teachers weren't very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit campus, its not a bad school, but I didn't feel like I fit in there.

    In three sentences

    classes were too large, i felt lost.I didn't like my roommates, but couldn't change rooms. The campus was beautiful.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CMU has one of the safest campuses in the United States. However, everyone should still use caution on campus- especially at night and when traveling alone.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at CMU is an active one. If you are looking to join a fraternity or sorority, look during Greek Week.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all sorts of events and activities both on and off campus scheduled weekly. One event that attracts a large student audience is the Drag Show- one of the events during Pride Week. Another big event, the second largest event (measured by attendance) on campus is the student-run/produced fashion show Threads. These are two events you do not want to miss.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is is great school for all types of students because there is such a wide variety of programs one can study, and degrees one can obtain.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Central vs. Western game is a huge event since Western is Central's biggest rival.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but all colleges are expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of events and activities both on and off campus scheduled weekly. One event that attracts a large student audience is the Drag Show- one of the events during Pride Week. Another big event, the second largest event (measured by attendance) on campus is the student-run/produced fashion show Threads. These are two events you do not want to miss.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is not the greatest- you grow tired of eating it everyday. However, the Bovee Center has a cafe downstairs that has really good food- and you can use your flex dollars to pay. Also, the food off campus is good- but you obviously can not use flex dollars or your meal plan to pay for it. Most places off campus are open and deliver quite late (some places 3am-4am). And for those places that do not deliver, there is a service you can use to get your food delivered- a sort of universal delivery guy.

    Dorm Life

    The traditional freshman-style rooms are quite small; however, this is one way to get to know your roommates. But there are more room choices from which to choose that allow more room and overall comfort.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not start your college career at CMU with the attitude that, it is not an Ivy League school, therefore, it should not be hard, or, you should not have to put fourth much effort. It may not be Harvard, but it is still college- the foundation for the rest of your life. Take every academic moment seriously and contribute all your possible efforts. You can only retake a class twice (for a total of three times). And if it is a class for your major, if you fail a class three times, you are kicked out of the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not start your college career at CMU with the attitude that, it is not an Ivy League school, therefore, it should not be hard, or, you should not have to put fourth much effort. It may not be Harvard, but it is still college- the foundation for the rest of your life. Take every academic moment seriously and contribute all your possible efforts. It is extremely easy to get distracted at school since you are away from your parents and (in most circumstances) living on your own for the first time. It is easy to get lazy, sleep whenever you desire, skip class, and lastly- get involved in CMU's infamous party life. Do not let this happen. Many freshman mess up their first semester so badly that they either are not eligible to return for the spring semester, or they have to step things up to the extreme for the spring semester.

    In three sentences

    Although it is located in a small, nearly vacant, farm town, Central Michigan University has a great campus. With so many programs offered, there are many students who attend CMU, and therefore, uncountable chances to meet numerous new and exciting people. There are also many events weekly held both on and off campus for continuous entertainment.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The blue lights! Hit em' if your scared!

    Greek Life

    hahaha.

    Clubs and Activities

    Bleh. Don't go greek, it's like mean girls for college.

    Great for these types of students

    Introvert and Extrovert!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to Mainstage in the Fall!

    Bang for the buck

    Ehhh.

    What to do for fun

    well... what do you think? :P

    Food and Dining

    Its good and bad.

    Dorm Life

    I liked my dorm a lot, just don't get the dorms with 4 people to a room, You'll feel like you suddenly have 3 adopted siblings you hate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are hard, be prepared and turn in things on time!

    In three sentences

    I love the professors at this school. I have had many classes that I wasn't necessarily interested in the subject, but with their enthusiasm, I enjoyed the course.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At night, the sidewalks are well lite. There are emergency boxes located all over campus. CMU provides a free taxi service called Safe Ride for on-campus traveling.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs available on campus, you're sure to find for your interests or major.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do around campus if there's nothing else to do. In the Towers there is a rental shop where movies and games can be borrowed for a small fee. You can join an R.S.O (club) or Greek house to get more involved on campus. There are volunteer opportunities opened all the time for surrounding school (tutoring or lunch buddies), for weekends or breaks (alternative weekends/breaks), and much more. Often, the school with provide the students with concerts, festivals, or random on-campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are adequate. They provide you with a variety of food: pasta, pizza, fruit, salads, sandwiches, American, Asian, Southern, and deserts. On holidays, the food and surroundings are themed to it.

    Dorm Life

    Your roommates for your room could end up your best friends. There are always doors open and students eager to mingle and become friends. The Hall Councils of each dorm meet once a week to decide what fun, amazing events they want to through for there fellow students

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are of large lecture halls are going to get paid with you showing up to class or not. It is their job to teach the students and our job to learn, but if we are not there to learn then it becomes our job to teach ourselves. Most competency course have attendance polices in case missed absences will negative affect your grade. Everyone should attend class, take notes, and study the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students with low GPA's, this school is not so hard to get into but that doesn't mean that this school is a cake walk. If you don't want to end up on Academic Probation, you need to maintain a GPA above a 2.0 for your first two years of undergrad. The Graduate Assistants, Faculty, and Professors are not as lenient as your high school teachers, remember that and to study the material and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    There are faculty here that are amazing, who are accessible, helpful, and knowledgeable about their field of study; make sure to use ratemyprofessor.com to choose wisely. The campus is beautiful during the fall but a harsh mistress during the winter so if you don't like the snow then Michigan schools are not for you. Studying is a major part of university, there are many places, not only the library, to study (e.g. couches of the U.C (University Center) and the I.E.T (Information Engineering Technology) building, the various tables of Brooks and Dow (the other two science buildings), coffee shops, and the abundance of computer labs around campus.)

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They have wonderful tasty and healthy food

    Dorm Life

    I'm moving to an Apartment because I'm getting Married.

    Academic Rigor

    Its don't have a huge work lot have a steady pace like i need

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Prompt will it come to do wit anything college wise

    In three sentences

    CMU is a great school. Its a lot of friendly people here that is willing to help you with any and everything you come across. I just love the environment it refreshing

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is the best decision you'll ever make, I joined a sorority my freshman year and I love it so much!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Legends of the Dark tour, they have it every halloween to show students all the haunted spots on campus.

    What to do for fun

    CMU had an awesome activity center, with tennis courts, bowling alley, swimming pool and sauna. Mount Pleasant also has many different options for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are awesome, and all are within walking distance of each other, so if one is closed, there's another one nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great, but by the end of the year, you'll wish you were anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others but if you go to class, take notes, you'll do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! it'll help in the long run, most professors give extra credit for attendance.

    In three sentences

    CMU is awesome, the student life is great and close. The classes are a ton of fun. My overall experience has been the best time so far.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Central is number two for the safest campus in Michigan. I've never once felt scared walking campus alone.

    Greek Life

    I have heard they have over 22 different ones you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many. From any sport you can pretty much think of, I just also learned that they have a rock paper scissor club, I'm not sure what they do but just goes to show you they offer everything.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for anybody who wants to further their education. But Central is known for there teacher education program. They are there to make sure every one becomes the best you can be. They have so many things set up so it makes it really hard to fail.

    What to do for fun

    Central has made it where you will never be bored a day on campus. They have may different groups anyone is welcome to join. They also have things from club sports to FREE yes I said FREE football games to students. There is never a dull momment there, something is always going on.

    Food and Dining

    Don't ever think you have to go a day without eating because the food is gross, it just maybe the opposite the food is so good that you better start working out now so you don't gain the freshman 15! They offer so many different things from salad to pizza to breakfast at all times of the day, they even has dessert and ice cream that's right, save room!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small no matter what college you go to so don't be surprised. However they do their best they have set up all sort of tools so you have a less chance of getting a roommate that you just can't stand, not saying there is no chance for that it's just less likely now.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken a class yet. However, while picking classes and trying to figure out what I need to be on my way to major everyone was more than willing in helping me find my way through the big book of possibilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour, don't be afraid to even if it is on your bottom pick, some times the feel of the campus just feels right. Also don't be afraid to ask any question you may have, everyone there is there to help you in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    Every time I've stepped foot on the campus I felt very welcome. No matter what people were always willing to help in any way needed from any questions I've ever had. The campus is also super nice, big but not big.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are 5 police forces in Mt. Pleasant. CMU is one of the safest campus'. If you are walking at night time alone, safe rides will come pick you up, free of cost and take you back to your dorm room.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of sororities and fraternities that you can get involved in, and they have Greek week to get you familiar with all the different things they do.

    Clubs and Activities

    OrgSync is helpful to get involved in all different types of clubs and activities that relate to your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    CMU is great for students who want to have fun, but also have goals to be successful and can manage their social life with their school life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Patricks day at CMU is a lot of fun. Thousands of your fellow classmates go to Main Street and celebrate.

    Bang for the buck

    College is very expensive, but CMU makes it worth the money. If you are having trouble in a class that you are paying a thousand dollars for the University has free tutoring to guide you.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event happening on campus, just check the calendar of events and choose something fun. A lot of concerts come to CMU, such as LMFAO and Jason Aldean.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great! They had many different choices everyday, and always offered fruit and cereal. My personal favorite was when they had theme dinners, such as the Willy Wonka day, and Winter Wonder Land.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at CMU is very interesting. The rooms are very nice, and make it easier to leave home to attend school. There is always someone to talk to if you have a question, and the people are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but there are many places you can go for help. They offer many tutors and SI sessions, for most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a future student, don't think CMU is just a place to go and party. Take your classes seriously, study hard and success will be in your future.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University taught me to be independent individual. The class sizes are perfect, if you are a student that likes to have individual attention from the professor. Every professor I have had, has been very helpful in my success, and they care about their students unlike other school.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, Central is a very safe campus. I've always been comfortable walking through the area at night. Also, the campus offers a free saferide service for students who do not wish to walk to their destinations at night. Simply call, and they will send a car to pick you up and take you where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is almost nonexistent on this campus. There are a lot of organizations on campus but they are very small.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is a good school for students that love to go out and have fun but also get a good, quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Most people go to the Wayside, a popular Mount Pleasant club on the weekends for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The best dining halls on campus are Fresh Food and Rfoc. They tend to have more options especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan. They do all close really early though, so I'd recommend getting a fridge for your room for late night dinners. There are a few places that deliver late at night, but you get tired of the same things after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are usually the worst. Is varies from 2 to 5 people sharing a small space. The towers are the best dorms to live if you are more social. North campus, like Robinson Hall is better if you like to have more personal space. For upperclassmen, I recommend Fabiano, Cellani, Kesseler, or any of the nicer buildings in the towers.

    Academic Rigor

    Central, just like any other school, challenges you as much as you are willing to challenge yourself. If you register for challenging classes, you will be challenged. On the other hand, if you constantly register for classes that will be an easy A, you won't learn very much during your collegiate career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you visit multiple times before you decide that this is where you want to attend school. Also, explore the town area and familiarize yourself with it. It is a fairly small area so if you are from a big city, it will be an adjustment for you.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, about an hour north of East Lansing. The campus is beautiful and a decent size, with it taking about fifteen minutes to walk from North Campus, to South Campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at CMU.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rarely you hear of problems or dangers.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. I like Greek life, I know a lot of people from Pan-Hell who like it as well. Everyone is welcome if not encouraged to rush.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is fairly inexpensive. They offer many merit-based scholarships, they also are only $20,000 a semester. Mount Pleasant is cheap too, you won't have a mall so that'll save money.

    What to do for fun

    Party!

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is good but you will get tired of it, if even eaten everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Take it for what it is. Get to know your roommate and give them space and yourself space when needed. You'll have fun with floor mates, its so many mischievous things to get into.

    Academic Rigor

    Central gets a bad reputation on academics in comparison to U of M & MSU but its actually good school. You won't breeze through all your classes some will require extensive studying and tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a positive and disciplined attitude. Yes, you will have fun but don't forget that your main priority is school. Take advantages of the many resources available while you can!

    In three sentences

    I am enjoying it here. It's fairly inexpensive for most.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They will tell you Central is a really safe campus, but don't be fooled. It isn't any different than any other college campus. There are blue safety lights with phones around campus that will immediately connect you with the police, but they can be few and far between on certain parts of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of options and are willing to create more. But it is all on you to figure out what groups are available and when and where they meet. Sometimes figuring all of this out is not easy to do with the limited resources that are available

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a big school with a small school feel. While Central has well over 20,000 on campus students, it still has has a small campus. You can walk from one end of campus to the other in about 20 minutes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus has a lot of haunted locations. Every Halloween they give Haunted tours. It's a really unique, fun thing to experience, and you will never view campus the same way.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is reasonably priced. Although don't plan on getting a lot of financial aid from them. I was a straight A student and most of my financial package was made up of loans. You'll be paying for your Central education for many, many years after you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    The best planned activity at Central is Mainstage the Sunday before classes start. It's a huge carnival type event with bands, free food and prizes. It's a great way to figure out what groups you would like to join on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Central has great food. The best dining facility is Fresh Food Company here you can find 20+ different entree options. You can even tailor the food to your own personal preferences.

    Dorm Life

    It's crappy. Freshmen dorms are 4 people stuck in one tiny bedroom with bunk beds. If you have roommate problems you can forget about having any help to resolve the issues and they definitely won't allow you to switch rooms, no matter how bad the situation is.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, it's a decent school. It's okay, but not great. If you really want to be challenged this is not the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want and be willing to fight for it. No one is going to care how you do here, you're just a number. You have to go out and get what you want all by yourself.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Central Michigan University is a decent school. It has a lot of programs and opportunities for it's students. But at times it can be difficult to deal with the administration of the school.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are tons of locations on campus to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    It is important to remember that dorm life comes after academics.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is hard but if you stay devoted to your work it should be no problem.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety at CMU is one of the bigest things I can thing of from Safe Rides to just the environment of lite sidewalks I feel very safe overall.

    Greek Life

    There are many different fraternities and sororities that new students can rush and pledge to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sport and all types of Student Organizations they can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Music events, different cultural events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I guess one unusual tradition that is on campus would be the search for the golden medallion. There are riddles and clues each day intill it is found. The finders get some kind of prize like pizza for like a month I believe.

    Bang for the buck

    I chose to live in a two man dorm for both my freshmen and sophomore year, and hopefully my junior year as well. As for bang for the buck I felt that it was pretty reasonable as for living space compared to other places on campus for the same price basically. The difference was only $600 about.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many different things you can do on camus as a student. First would be to get involved with Student Council. Second is you can also get involved with different Student Organizations that are on campus as well. Lastly, they have all different kinds of the arts events that go on through the semesters so look and see what's going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright at best, but it is the atmosphere that does the dining experience justice. I feel that overall the food is not the best but it is fast and still tastes pretty good and breakfast is always a treat.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms has been the best experience for myself so far. I hope that things work out that I am able to live in the dorms for my junior year as well which depends on if I can afford it. CMU had great rooms and actually looking at the different hall will help you find which hall is for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes you take and the time you spend on them depends on your own learning ability and how hard you are going to work for that grade. Sometimes also, the class just is not for you so look at different classes and find out what works for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that are looking at CMU are going to see that the layout of the campus is big, but not too big and is easy to find where you need to go. Some the bigest tip I can give prospective students is to learn how to manage time to the best of your ability.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University (CMU) is the right college for myself. That being in the sense it is far enough from home to have independence, but not too far if something comes up. Overall I feel CMU is the college for me and is a great educational institution.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is prime, there is an organization called Safe Rides that will pick you up anywhere and drop you off anywhere on campus. Perfect for those times that you don't feel safe at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Polar Plunge! In the winter a hole is cut in one of the ponds, and anyone can take a dive in the freezing water. Definitely something you don't want to miss.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is expensive, and although the financial aid is better than many schools, there are still definitely downfalls.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and Everything. There really is no limit to the amount of fun on CMU's campus. RSO's, Frat life, dorm organizations, FREE football games! You can't beat it!

    Food and Dining

    The RFOC (real food on campus) is mediocre at best, but there are other cafeterias that are amazing on campus. Overall pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    WOW, last year was amazing. I can't wait to live in the dorms again. The people you will meet in the dorms will become life long friends. There really isn't anything like living with your best friends, it's an experience of a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    CMU offers the perfect balance between classes that are a breeze and those that will make you pull your hair out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. There is nothing better than living in the dorms that will integrate you into life at CMU.

    In three sentences

    CMU is an amazing well rounded University where the educators and those being educated are both kind and helpful. From the RSO's to the classroom CMU offers the perfect College Experience that all incoming students look for. CMU is a great place to study and to live, FIRE UP CHIPS!

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

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    Academic Rigor

    I heard that the academic are good up there.

    In three sentences

    I was wondering how good the track program is up there? And how good the jumpers are there?

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Wide variety for every interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Attend theatre performances, exercise at the SAC, and attend other campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but worthwhile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend all class meetings.

    In three sentences

    CMU is a wonderful place to receive a college education. It truly is a living, learning community. Most people accept you immediately without question.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have night classes and even midnight - 3am labs I go to by myself. I have never had an issue with anything or even ran into something that seemed suspicious.

    Greek Life

    Specifically I have not participated in Greek Life. Though I have thought about it. My roommate though, was very involved in Delta Phi Epsilon. She is absolutely in love with her sorority and has made never ending friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    As previously stated, there is always something to do, always something going on, always something you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Central really advocates involvement, but won't force it upon you. In this respect CMU is great for any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would recommend visiting U-Cup, its a swanky little coffee shoppe made perfect for studying, or even just relaxing.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely got my moneys worth out of every aspect of this college.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING. If you have an interest in anything CMU has a club for you. There's rock climbing walls, millions of dances/flash mobs/student socializing events held year round all put on by ResLife. There's the Wayside club if you feel the need to get down and boogie. Also, there's about every restaurant you can think of in town.

    Food and Dining

    The residential dining centers range from OK to fantastic. Fresh Foods cafeteria is probably the best on campus. The Towers RFoC, at first is the most amazing food you'll ever eat. Though by second semester the same 30 meals get a little old.

    Dorm Life

    Exceptional! I'm moving into apartments next year to see how I like living off campus, but I am expecting to return to the dorms as an RA. The sense of community the dorms provide has really helped me with being so far away from my family.

    Academic Rigor

    I am going into Broadcasting and Public Relations. I wouldn't say the classes are too hard, some of them do involve quite a bit of study time. Though, if you take the classes that interest you, you should be able to breeze by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Either being a new student or a transfer, make sure you live in the dorms for at least one year. You will make strong bonds with the other students there, and create everlasting friendships. Also, get involved as much as possible, it can only help you in your future.

    In three sentences

    Living in the dorms was a life changing experience in which my RA had helped me open myself up to the possibilities that that campus has offered. I was able to join many groups, get myself involved on huge planning committees for conferences, all eventually leading me to choose my career in public relations. I love it here!

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has put in many safety precautions. We have a police station right on campus, not to mention the state, county, and tribal police nearby. We have a blue light system on campus. At night, if you press a blue button under a blue light located around campus, help is summoned there right away. Central also offers safe rides, which is free rides to anyone on campus every night from 8pm-1am.

    Greek Life

    we have an excellent Greek Life. there is a number of social, academic, and multi-cultural fraternities and sorties to join. all the different Greek organizations interact with each other, put on events together, and hang out. They also do many volunteer and awareness events for national charities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than enough clubs and activities that you will have a hard time picking which ones to go to!

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who want the feel of a big college, but are coming from a slightly smaller hometown, high schoo, or are nervous about moving away for the first timel and want the feel of home at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have songs and chants we sing at football games. There is a C on campus you cannot step on because it is bad luck. If you kiss at our crest at midnight, you will have a long loving relationship with that person.

    Bang for the buck

    Included in tuition is free tutoring, free pass to all the sports, and free monthly gym access. Famous bands and singers come twice a year and tickets are no more that 30 dollars usually. they also put on many free movies, carnivals, and events all over campus every week. Besides leisurely activities,they offer free career advising, mock interviewing, and job fairs to prepare students for the future.

    What to do for fun

    The school has hundreds of clubs and most do not even require you to attend every meeting to be a part of it. It is also very easy to start a club if they do not have on you like. There are also many pick up games of volleyball, basketball, and Frisbee outside during there nicer months. Everyone is really friendly and lets anyone join in,

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and it is always ready when you go down for meals. They have four or five voices each meal, but it does get a little repetitive after living there for two years, but i will miss not having to cook when I move to an apartment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a fun place to live! the staff goes out of the way to make you feel at home and put on many activities so you are not bored. They are also very helpful and understanding if you do not like your roommates and it is not difficult to switch rooms if need be.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a wide variety classes for you to take. although it is kind of annoying to have to take classes that have nothing to do with your major, there are plenty of easy and interesting ones that are a nice break from major classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to leadership safari your freshman year, it is a great way to meet friends and get to know campus before school starts. Go to main stage the Sunday before classes. Sign up for clubs there and leave your dorms room to meet people.1

    In three sentences

    a great Place to go to school! The classes are just challenging enough you aren't bored and plenty opportunities to meet friends. It's small enough that you don't feel like a nameless face in class or in the dorms among all the other students, but big enough to always meet new people.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Central Michigan is close to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort which is a fun place for students to take a break from studying in order to help relax. The Chippewa river is also a good place to go tubing for an afternoon. The Student Activity Center or SAC is available to all students for free as a place to swim, workout, bowling, or do other activities offered.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning on campus was very helpful as having to buy your own food could be daunting for incoming students. There were at times where the food was not as great however there are multiple restaurants to go to or coffee shops to study, get together with friends, or simply eat food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was amazing for me but it depends on what the students and staff put into the residence halls. There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with their halls and get to know other students, get invalid with the community, and possibly become involved with the hall as a staff member as time goes on.

    Academic Rigor

    Central Michigan prides itself on academia and that the student strive for greatness. There are a multitude of majors and minors offered which leaves plenty of opportunity to achieve the degree any student could be looking for. Whats more is that the professors care about your success and work to push each of their students to do their best in order to succeed in the workforce.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise any and all incoming students to participate in Leadership Safari, a leadership camp that helps students become used to the campus and begin networking with other students. Also I would advise new students to get involved on and around campus but not to the point where they are staring themselves from learning and doing their schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan is a wonderful school located in Mount Pleasant Michigan. The surrounding community is highly welcoming and the people who attend the school are quite helpful and delightful to work with. What I appreciate most are the majors that are offered and how no matter the person, everyone is willing to help one another achieve greatness.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things to do at CMU, you can watch movies on campus, or you could leave campus and go dining or shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get roommates that you don't know. Make sure you go to orientation on the first day, and make sure that you are taking the right classes.

    In three sentences

    The people that I met were very friendly. They had specific halls that were related to my major. Overall good school.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus. Even walking back to my dorm at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the football stadium. Our marching band is AWESOME!!

    Bang for the buck

    I find the education received here is worth the extra money. It's better that what I can find at my local community colleges by far.

    What to do for fun

    Jump into the S.A.C. The Student Recreation Center is great.

    Food and Dining

    It's school food. Edible, and better than some, but it's still school food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman have to live on campus. The dorms are great, but my greatest mistake when I tried to go to college the first time was dealing with bad roommates. Instead of getting in touch with my RA and asking for a transfer, I tried to stick it out. It ended up in disaster. You DO NOT have to deal with bad roommates. If you're having problems that you can't work out, don't sacrifice your education, get in touch with your RA and get a different room. That's what they're there for and they're happy to help.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are great. They push you to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you show up to class and work hard and this school will do wonders for you!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great place. They are welcoming, even after a long absence from school I was treated with complete respect and helped along the path to get re-registered and signed up for classes. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. If you ever need anyone there is always someone to call. We do safe rides at night so you don't have to walk alone in the dark and that is a great feeling.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is really cool to be in. They help people around the community. They become one as a family and are amazing people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any sport you can think of there is a club for. I played on many intramural softball teams this past year. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a great education, to have fun and to meet amazing people. Also if you are very interested in church we have many great churches around and on campus. For example His House is amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since Central is the Chippewa Indians; you will see during the year the Chippewa tribe coming to CMU to do a Pow Wow and to teach us about their traditions. It is very unique and a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Central Michigan is my home. It is where all the people I love are. No matter what some one is there for you. I love the campus life and getting to know everyone. I would definitely recommend this school to people who are looking for a great education but wanting to have the time of their life also.

    What to do for fun

    The SAC is my favorite place to go because you can work out, play basketball, hockey, racket ball, volleyball, there is bowling, a hot tub and a pool. There is also many sports, like intramural sports that are a lot of fun all around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and you have so many choices. However I did prefer South campuses food better then North.

    Dorm Life

    There is so much energy in the dorms, and many things to do. Every RA I have met has been wonderful, friendly and caring. They can be anyone's friend but at the same time they can handle any situation.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are awesome and will help you at anytime. No matter how hard you make think the class is, there are so many ways you can get help and bring your grade up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved in any activities that are going on in your dorm or around the university. It's a great way to meet new people and to have fun. The library is amazing and is perfect for studying.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely fell in love with Central Michigan's campus. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. The professors are so helpful, you can depend on them and they are great role models.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in intramural sports, RSO's, and dorm activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set your priorities, because many fall prey to distractions that could more-or-less ruin their academic ambition.

    In three sentences

    An accommodating, serene and peaceful environment. Just the type one needs for a grounded and sound education.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of opportunities to join if you are interested!

    Clubs and Activities

    Varied clubs/ activities to meet a wide range of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in the academic and the social aspects of college life.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of recreational sport opportunities to participate in!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring too much 'STUFF' to school with you... you won't need it! Set up a good study schedule... in the library is better than your room. Stay on top of assignments!!p

    In three sentences

    CMU is a great school. People are friendly and helpful. The campus is beautiful.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for the college experience. Lots of clubs and organizations to join. Lots of research opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a good school with a slightly higher than modest price. If they spent more money on teachers or less money less money on pointless stuff it would be better.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of restaurants and shops around mount pleasant. There is always something new to find.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in good condition. Not really worth how much you pay for them.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough and they have high expectations for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map of the campus before hand! It is a huge campus and hard to find your way around.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are wonderful and always willing to help. There is a wide variety of majors and classes to take. The administrators are not very organized however and it's hard to get anything done.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Central Michigan University is constantly full of organizations and clubs to participate in. In the dorms, there are always activities in the lobby to get people out of their rooms and communicating with their neighbors.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for a prospective student would be to not slack off the first year of college. It is a change of environment, but stick to studies.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Central Michigan University is a wonderful academic college. The education is brilliant and it is worth the cost of tuition. They have done a great job at making on-campus life enjoyable also.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends and staying up really late.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of variety, and different options for meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. I've met so many awesome people that I feel like I've known for much longet than a year.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but definitely not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused but don't be afraid to try new things.

    In three sentences

    I'm extremely glad I decided to attend Central Michigan. The classes I've taken there have reassured my future career plans. I know that if I'm having trouble with something, there are always people and resources there that can help me.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in clubs or RSO's. Tubing down the chip river. Attend athletic events on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a knowledge of campus and where things are located. Get to know students in the dorms or in classes. Get involved in activities around campus,

    In three sentences

    Great community to be a part of. Excellent campus and surrounding city. Excellent academics with great professors.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central Michigan is as safe as a college campus can be. All you have to do to stay safe is to always walk with a group at night and call to get a free and safe ride if you're unable to get back safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of ways to participate at Central Michigan. All you have to do is look around and join a few clubs that seem interesting to you.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to do well, but also want to have fun once and a while. Central fits any student that has motivation to succeed in college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Skating on the lake by Central Michigan is a great activity to do, but you should always take safety precautions.

    What to do for fun

    You can play lots of sports on campus. It has a basketball and volleyball court, you can play floor hockey, and it has a pool. You can also join a student organization and volunteer.

    Food and Dining

    The best thing about living in the dorms is the amazing food. Central Michigan offers a variety of healthy option, but you can still choose to eat somewhat unhealthy if they want. Fresh Foods is my personal favorite place to eat. It has fresh vegetable, fruits, pasta, and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice, but sometimes it can be loud at times. The dorms are useful for making friends, being close to cafeterias, and they are comfortable, but they are not the best place to get work done. Overall though, they are nice, you can sleep in them, but they are still overpriced compared to apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to be challenged at Central Michigan, then it's up to you to pick the challenging teachers and classes. Some classes are easy, but the hard ones are worthwhile because you learn a lot and the professors are outstanding. At Central Michigan you have the benefit of choosing what's right for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is no reason no to succeed at Central Michigan because, all anyone has to do is go to the library and meet with teachers during their office hours. Any student, that wants to get the degree they need for their future career, has all of the tool necessary at this college. In addition to these benefits, the teachers are willing to rearrange their office hours for you, if you ask them in advance, and the parts of the library are open all day and all night.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan is the perfect size school. It has some large classrooms, but for the most part, class sizes are very reasonable. This is key, especially for my education, because it allows me the ability to participate and ask questions in class.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out the fine arts programs. They are sensational!

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere conducive to learning and the teachers really care about you here.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It's a great campus. Lot's of friendly people. Unfortunately not a lot to do.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games and school events are always fun. Joining a club on campus would be a good way to start making friends.

    Food and Dining

    Some places on campus are better to eat than others. After a full year the food does start to become boring though.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the residential college was one of the best choices because you are put with roommates who are going into the same courses. There are also social events to meet new people. There is a bathroom in your dorm room that you share with roommates but at least isn't a community bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics depends on what you are studying. Some subjects are a lot easier than others. For a career going into veterinary medicine or physician's assistant it will be a highly difficult course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into science this probably isn't the place. The professors are highly intelligent but they are scientists and not teachers.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a small college. Certain departments are better than others. There are a lot of good organizations and events around campus.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs that you can join. They have a club for anything and everything. There are also a lot of activities that go on on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the classes and teachers that they offer make going here really worth it. The only down side is that because it is a really small town there isn't a whole lot to do.

    What to do for fun

    The SAC all ways has things to do. Go to any sports games it is really worth it. There are so many different clubs that you can join to fill your free time

    Food and Dining

    I personally didn't like the food there at all. The dining hall that I went to always had the same food all the time. I even went to a different hall and they had the same things the one I usually went to.

    Dorm Life

    The one thing I can say is if you are having problems with your roommates try and talk to them first. Going right to the RA could cause even more problems that you don't want or need.

    Academic Rigor

    For my major my classes challenged me but I liked that because it showed me that what I'm going for is what I really want to do. There are some classes that are way more difficult than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest thing that I would say is show up to class. If not it is really difficult to pass your classes. Another important thing is to not be afraid to ask your professors if you need help.

    In three sentences

    Central is a very wonderful school to attend. The classes that you take for your major are very interesting. The teachers are very easy to contact if help is needs and they keep class interesting.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun around campus, including raves, dances, group fitness, and clubs. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, they have many vegan and vegetarian options!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was a fun way to meet new friends. It was a very comfortable place to live for the year that I did.

    Academic Rigor

    It was difficult but I learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early, because they are not easily attainable.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, I have learned a lot here. The teachers are very down to earth, and are always willing to help when I have a question.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central Michigan University is a very safe campus. Walking around on campus, even at night, you know that you are safe. There are emergency blue buttons placed around campus for any type of emergency. Campus police are diligent and always there quickly when you need them. Safe rides are free transportation for students to travel from wherever you are to wherever you need to go if you do not feel safe at any time.

    Greek Life

    Central Michigan has a wide range of sororities and fraternities that could be perfect for any student's interests.

    Clubs and Activities

    Central Michigan University has just about any club you can think of, but if you can think of a club that Central does not have yet, and you want to be a part of, grab a few other students and make it!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in the education field, or want to work with children. Students who do not yet know what they want to do can come to Central Michigan University to narrow down their choices and find what they want to major/minor in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the Halloween season there are ghost tours that tell where the supposedly haunted places are.

    Bang for the buck

    I love to go to the Central Michigan University Student Activity Center, also known as the SAC, which is free for students and staff, to play some racquet ball, go swimming or get in a good workout. Meijer Madness is also a college staple in the beginning of each school year. There are discounts on almost everything a college student could need! Beware, the only Meijer that participates that i know of is the one closest to campus, and it gets very packed, so make sure to get there as soon as the sales start.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fliers, chalk announcements, and posters around campus that display fun activities to do both on and off campus. But if you want to get off campus to have some fun, there are many restaurants for anyone's taste. Small stores, tattoo parlors and beauty shops along with a casino and water park are not too far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food. My favorites are the fresh fruit and vegetables provided every day. Deserts are also yummy. The food does get tiring by the second semester. The dining areas are always clean and professional looking.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are for four people in one room, sharing one bathroom, but there are exceptions if you pay more. Living arrangements seem a little packed. If you need lots of space, you should get an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are simple and very easy to follow. Make sure to come prepared and do all of your work. Books help too! Do not expect to skip classes, miss work and still pass the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus should definitely be a priority for at least one year. I recommend living in the towers your first year at Central Michigan University because the building has everything you need right at your fingertips, including a food court, computer lab, and gym. Peers live closely and there are many opportunists to socialize and become comfortable with the university.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is known for its teaching programs, but is great for many other majors too. Central Michigan University has activities on campus to keep you involved and busy. The classes are taught by nice teachers who care and like to make learning fun.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are a working adult, or a full time parent, then attending one of the satellite campuses would be great for you! You take classes in the evening one night a week per class.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the school is a great place to continue your education, it is a bit costly.

    Food and Dining

    I live off of campus

    Dorm Life

    I live off of campus

    Academic Rigor

    It is very easy to speak to your instructors about any problems you may have in class and they are always willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend Central Michigan University, please take a tour of the campus and get to know the staff. That way you get a feel of what campus life is all about and what it can offer you.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great school that has lots to offer anyone seeking to continue their education. They care about their students and what matters to us.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus at CMU is so safe! I love that they have an emergency call box if you don't feel safe walking back to your dorm or to your next class. <3

    Clubs and Activities

    Underground rock-paper-scissors tournaments!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the theater!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much stuff you can do! Clubs and organizations galore!

    Food and Dining

    I love their food! And the dining areas are amazing! Very clean.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is going to be amazing!! I mean, getting to know three other people? Who could ask for anything better!

    Academic Rigor

    I believe the academic rigor is great! I have been researching this school for awhile now and I can't wait to attend!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!! You'll get accepted faster and that means you can get ready for dorm life easier!

    In three sentences

    I rate CMU a ten of ten! They have a wonderful Campus and I love that it's safe and welcoming! I love CMU.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many police stations on campus. The Safe Ride program will take you anywhere on campus from 8 PM - 2 AM.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have intramural sports, club sports, and over 250 registered student organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    I have no loans. Everything is paid for and I have no debt.

    What to do for fun

    You can find many things to do. You can't rent a game system, attend concerts, sports events, and many other exciting things. There are also many Student Organizations and sports clubs.

    Food and Dining

    On most days, food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very easy to make homely.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman, but so far courses have provided me with enough to challenge myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find someone to talk to about financial aid options other than loans.

    In three sentences

    There is a lot of scholarship and grant money for students of every ethnicity. There are many fun things to do on campus. Students who attend Central Michigan should never be bored.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe place to be. There are multiple on campus emergency phones if need be. However, it is well lit and easy to navigate.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs for any type of student to get into. It is a great way to make new friends and be social. The intramural sports program is awesome as well.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck is definitely the student activity center it is a great place to work out and have fun. Many people use it to stay in shape and it allows for social opportunities. CMU athletics are also free for any student to get into. That is a great feature!

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple things that students can do for fun. The student activity center has free swimming, table tennis, basket ball, billiards, and racquetball. There is a bowling center in the student activity center and it is the cheapest bowling in the area. There are multiple golf courses that are very beautiful which follow the Chippewa River. There are also many opportunities for IM sports, like softball, soccer, flag football and so on.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very good. It is much better than the normal cafeteria food. It is prepared fresh and the meals are changed frequently. Students do not have the same few choices day after day. There is variety for students who live on campus. As for dining in Mount Pleasant there are multiple restaurants that are high quality and cheap. Cheap is good in a college town!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are of decent size. They are clean and have a good set up. There are two bedrooms, a middle room and a nice sized bathroom usually shared by four people. They are comfortable and clean. The floors and dorm complexes usually do a lot for members in their housing. There are always meeting and social events for students living within the dorm complexes.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Central Michigan University is moderate. It all depends on what types of class a student takes or what majors and minors they have signed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus has numerous programs that are well designed for optimal success. CMU has a wonderful teacher education program. Some tips for prospective students are: go to class and learn how to study. Being able to get up and go to class then review the material is hard to do, but it is a necessity.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a professional and well rounded university. Its campus is of decent size and has a friendly atmosphere. CMU is a wonderful place to learn.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to club meetings, go to sports games (which are probably the most fun). There's a few clubs around campus to go on the weekends if that's your sort of thing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and most of the dorm complexes have a cafeteria right in them, or very near, so it's always easy to get to.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing. The rooms sometimes seem a little small, but not if you know how to work around it. There are plenty of activities just in the dorms to get people out and active.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but not so hard that one can't do the work. You can learn a lot in class if you put the effort in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a professor's office hours during the first few weeks of school and talk to them, it'll make them more familiar with you in case you need their help on some work. Be open the change, otherwise you'll end up arguing with a lot of people and ruining your experience here.

    In three sentences

    In my personal opinion, Central Michigan is an amazing college. CMU provides multiple free sources to aid students in college: tutoring, math help, academic advising. Everyone is extremely friendly and the professors are willing to help in any way they can.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are five different police details that can assist you, and if you get into a health related accident, there is a hospital roughly five minutes away.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not as much to go to college as I thought it would be, it's totally worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Sports events, Student Activities Center, volunteering, greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your reading assignments, homework and study for tests!

    In three sentences

    Since I've been at Central Michigan University, I've felt so welcome. There are so many different classes to take, activities to do, and people to meet. I would recommend this college to anyone!

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    always police on campus

    Great for these types of students

    This college is good for those with an undecided major

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the money

    What to do for fun

    While i don't do any extra curricular activities, others do, and there are many.

    Food and Dining

    The price for the amount and quality of food provided is a little on the bad side, because there is only apx. 4 food choices

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fine to live in, but small and barely worth the money

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you have money, don't come here.

    In three sentences

    Central is a poor school for those with little or no financial help. However, it can be good for a student who is unsure of their major. Otherwise, it is a very stressful school.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great there is the town, tribal, state, county and campus police. And if you are out late on campus they have safe ride also.

    Great for these types of students

    There have towers for different majors also if you wish to be with students that are majoring in the same thing you are.

    Bang for the buck

    The college maybe expensive but it is worth every bit.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has different events to do on the weekends. They have famous stars speaking. There is sports events also. And There is gyms, pool and more.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is good. There are several dining halls to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    I like living in the dorms. This is the first time I have lived away from home. I enjoy having roommates and being independent.

    Academic Rigor

    I rank Central Michigan academics a four star.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the new students walk the campus ahead of time to find your classes. It will be least stressful. Set goals for yourself.

    In three sentences

    I feel central is a great college. Central Michigan has offered my a great college experience as a first years student. Central Michigan has a large campus, and a lot of things to do on the weekends.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a taxi service called SafeRides that runs at night to take you where you need to go. There are also many security and police people on and around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are students organizations, intramural and club sports, academic clubs, recreation clubs, anything you can think of. Even a Squirrel Watching club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student. If you struggle, Central has a tutoring program and many teachers set up study sessions. If you're gifted, there is an honors program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Park Library is a four-story building with all the resources you need.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is affordable and gives you everything you need to succeed and everything you want to be comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    There are many RSO's and non-academic student clubs here that are fun and easy to join.

    Food and Dining

    It isn't just dorm food. The food quality is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The residential halls are like family. Exercise rooms, computer labs, markets, convenience stores, and cafeterias are all included in many residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic work is challenging but rewarding. No matter what is assigned, you are learning something about the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule a campus visit. and get involved. But don't forget to put academic work first.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University gives opportunities that other universities can't. Professors are helpful, students are friendly, and the community is welcoming. Attending CMU helps prepare you for the professional world.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CMU has one of the safest records for student safety in terms of actual statistics. Emergency phones are located throughout the campus, and the whole area is well illuminated at night. University police officers make regular patrols of the campus and will escort you anywhere if you so desire. Everyone feels very safe. Safety is never an issue.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities/Sororities offer many opportunities/activities within Greek life pursuits. It's simply a matter of how active you want to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is practically a club or activity for any interest, whether it be Greek life, academic pursuits, theater, nature, health, etc. If you have an interest in something, chances are someone else on campus does too and the university goes out of it's way to make sure students can connect with like minded individuals.

    Great for these types of students

    Really, CMU is great for any type of student. It's big, but not too big. Academically the curriculum is rigorous while not being excessively so. There are programs and organisations for any type of interest. There are as well many outlets for recreation and self development.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The whole campus has unique and interesting features which have been integrated into student life, especially with student groups, organizations, fraternities and sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is a tremendous bang for the buck considering what some other universities are charging. Many services are free or minimally charged. Class sizes are small and the professors will remember your name. You experience a big time university feel within a small, quaint town. All students feel safe and secure...just like home.

    What to do for fun

    CMU offers a many choices for fun outside of your studies. The area is surrounded by nature and parks with hiking being very popular. As well, The university offers many recreational outlets when you have the time to join in. Small and big towns are not too far for those who wish to explore the area for shopping, adventure, theater and unique eating venues.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining venues abound at CMU. You always have ample choice of food fare, and the quality is excellent. Vegetarians and meat eaters are equals in terms of culinary offerings. The university does its best to satisfy the demands of a diverse student body.

    Dorm Life

    I have found dorm life to be very positive. I have made many new friends, and the atmosphere is very relaxing while at the same time being very conducive to learning.

    Academic Rigor

    All the CMU staff and professors are top notch and want nothing more than to see you succeed. I find them to be very helpful and they will make every effort to meet with you if should so desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be open minded to all opportunities and programs the university offers to students. 2. Don't be afraid to volunteer your time with university sponsored programs that will help your fellow students and the community. It's a great way to meet new people and to help others out at the same time. 3. Keep yourself focused on your goals as It makes studying that much easier.

    In three sentences

    CMU is a great University as it is big enough to offer a wealth of scholastic opportunities while being small enough to offer individual guidance and support. As well, I love the beautiful campus just outside a quaint, picturesque small town. Most of all, CMU strives to give each student the chance to succeed while making you feel very welcome and integral to the university's pursuit of excellence.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    cmu allows me to finish my bachelors in psychology online where i intend to get my masters in counselling following that. cmu is very affordable compared to for profit and private colleges

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never once have i felt unsafe

    Greek Life

    My roommate rushed and she loves it, I wasn't interested tho

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Middle level, ones who like smaller schools but not tiny school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a seal that brings good luck if two lovers kiss in front of it at midnight

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny, I love it here and almost never want to go home! People are friendly and professors are great, and CMU had a great reputation so I have no concerns about finding a job when the time comes

    What to do for fun

    There's unlimited opportunities for fun. Campus events, Hall events, sports, bowling, themed dinners, coffee shops, great paths to walk, every stored you'd ever need only a block or two away.

    Food and Dining

    For dorm food, it's not bad sometimes lacks variety but there are plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are spacious. RAs and other staff really get to know you. The people around me have become family to me and there's always someone to turn to when I need someone and always plenty of fun to be had.

    Academic Rigor

    There's enough to challenge me but it hasn't been overwhelming. When problems to arise the professors love to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the school you are going into, CMU is great for Teachers Ed, Business/Finance and Sports Management. Contact people, the staff and professors are so friendly and excited to help out

    In three sentences

    Everyone is friendly, the dorms are great, the teachers care and the campus is beautiful. I thought that I would like it here but I like it more that I even imagined. It's small enough that walking to class I see people I know but at the same time there's always someone to meet.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! The student dining in Sweeny hall is overwhelming!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs are quite amazing, I have not attended class but am impressed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a future Music Theater Major and their program is amazing. I just saw a show in Bush Theater and the students know what they are doing.

    In three sentences

    I love the small town feel Central Michigan and the warming atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly!

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CMU has five police forces. The campus is extremely safe

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do you know Brenda?

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends, getting involved on campus, going to a football game.

    Food and Dining

    The coffee shops and convenience stores are nice but the on campus dining is not the best.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in Larzelere Hall on North Campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded to everything!

    In three sentences

    I love Central Michigan University. Great classes, great community, and a great campus! CMU can't be beat for a big school feel at a not so big school.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lights everywhere around campus, and a van drives around to pick up those students who are alone and look vulnerable.

    Greek Life

    There are a number or sorority's and fraternity's to select from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some clubs I didn't even know were possible to even exist. There are clubs for everyone's interest. And yes, we have Quidditch!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a tradition to look for a Mendelian that the Student Government Association hides. The winner receives infamous glory and fame, and a little bit of cash. Typically students are out until 3am looking for it.

    Bang for the buck

    This college provides many scholarships according to G.P.A. and other academic excellencies.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't anything here that isn't fun. There are always opportunities such as trips, clubs, organizations, friends, and just walking around campus getting to know people.

    Food and Dining

    Vegan, vegetarian, and meat options are always available at every meal. The staff are excellent in providing customer service, and the food is freshly prepared everyday.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Central Michigan University faculty challenge your academic ability enough to fully understand the content, but still allow you to have a social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the college early senior year and meet with current student organizations and clubs. There's always a place where you fit in!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a diverse school that gives students the opportunity to prestige in their academic abilities. This university also promotes friendships and unique life experiences. Central Michigan University is a college for those who car about the world as much as themselves.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here on campus, we have 5 different police stations all around us. We have phones to call on what seems to be every block these phones go straight to the police station and there is usually a cop no more than 2 minutes away.

    Greek Life

    As a member of Greek Life, of course i am going to say how amazing it is! I love how we all come together as a whole and work together and help our local community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Central does a great job with providing great clubs on campus, as i have mentioned before there is so many wonderful things anyone can be involved in. All they have to do is speak up and go for it!

    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for students who likes to get involved, make many new friends and have a good time all while learning and getting a well rounded education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well CMU has a Seal that is supposed to be good luck, as well as statue of a man who is a CMU alum and has donated a lot to multiple programs, and it is said that if you rub this thumb it will bring you good luck/victories. We also do a ghost walk every year around Halloween because the campus is claimed to be haunted!

    Bang for the buck

    It is very costly to go to school anywhere, and as much as i wish college was cheaper in general, i do feel i am getting my money's worth, but that isn't because of the amazing professors, it is because of me, i attend all my classes and try as hard as i can.

    What to do for fun

    I am very involved on campus, I am a member of the women's lacrosse team where i hold our secretary as well as treasurer position. I am also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, one of Central's finest sororities on campus. And Lastly i do a lot of volunteer work such as; working at the Isabella Soup Kitchen, Animal Shelter, and I just applied to be apart of America Reads.

    Food and Dining

    I was one of the lucky one's who got to eat at the best dorm cafe, where there was fresh food, and healthy food, such as salad and fresh cut sandwiches, and never any fried food. Unlike other dorm cafeterias where in my opinion the most unhealthy and non filling food is served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me wasn't as grand as i wish it was. I lived in a hall where everyone's door was closed and it was not a very lively hall. Although the RA's tried to fix it, in my opinion they could have tried a little harder.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel central makes us as students know that we come here for school and truly that is what should come first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Central is a great place to come, its not too big and its not too small. There are so many events going on all the time, its rare if there is a dull moment.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I would give Central Michigan an outstanding 10. I love everything here! They provide so many different ways to become involved on campus such as joining a sport or going Greek and even doing multiple volunteering events. We are so diverse here and yet i feel we are able to come together as one.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central Michigan is a very safe campus. They have to Isabella County police, Mount Pleasant police, State police, and campus police patrolling the area. There are also blue lights spread around campus which can connect to campus police. Safe Rides operates on the weekends and will give you a free ride to anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big here. Most students join some type of Greek organization. Greeks are known for holding events with food that all students can enjoy.

    Clubs and Activities

    MAINstage is held at the very beginning of the year. This is where all the clubs set up a booth and you can sign up for more information. There are over 200 RSOs on campus and there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone pursuing an education degree. Central has a great program. Central also has a large business program. Students who are looking to experience every aspect of college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Western Weekend is when the Chippewa football faces off against their big rival the Western Broncos. This weekend is full of events and of course the big tailgate and football game.

    Bang for the buck

    It's easy to get a scholarship and most students get some sort of financial aid. I'm from out of state but was able to get instate tuition which really helped me out.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events. Everyone tailgates and attends big football games. There are movies showing every weekend and their is usually a play or singing group performing.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a large variety of options. There is usually a international station, a southern station, American station, and pasta station. You always have the option to make your own sandwich if no options appeal to you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all nice. They are all suite style and are a pretty good size. The RA's always have events going on so their is always something to do. People usually leave their doors open and it's easy to make friends with others in your hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be hard, but if you show up and pay attention you should do fine. Don't be afraid to visit a professors office hours. Find a group of friends that you can study with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus. Attend sporting events. Experience what it is like to be a student at Central Michigan University. Once you decide to attend, apply for housing early. Popular dorms do fill up fast. Get to know your roommates before coming to school, they will become your best friends and your support system.

    In three sentences

    I love CMU. CMU is an energetic and fun place to be. Fire Up Chips!

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus! They even have their own taxi service to take you were you need to go late at night. It is very convenient.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about it, but there are many different sororities and fraternities to be a part of!

    Clubs and Activities

    Volunteer organizations, major student organizations, sports and rec clubs, and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    All students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday before exam week there is something called the finals scream. Everyone screams out their windows at midnight! It is hilarious to be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school and I am so happy I chose to come to CMU!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There are so many opportunities to explore and be a part off!

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food with various locations throughout campus with a wide variety of food too!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms and highly recommend it to incoming students! I made so many friends and so many great memories in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you work hard and study you will do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off your first year. Be ready to learn on your own and to not rely on your teachers to teach you everything. Buy the textbooks and actually read them! Study!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is an awesome school! I have had really awesome teachers who care about my education. I have received a lot of help and guidance about my future from this school.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Attend free events that are always going on around campus. Join an RSO and meet new friends. Take a historic walk downtown Mount Pleasant and enjoy a unique atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study, and not how you did in high school. Making flash cards and distancing yourself from your roommates while studying is a good strategy. Also even if you do not know anyone in the club make sure you join a club or RSO.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a wonderful school to attend. It provides a good atmosphere to be apart of and proud of. It is a place where you learn and grow as an individual in places you did not know you could or needed to.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central has Safe Ride which at anytime from eight until two a car will come pick you up from anywhere on campus. Also all across campus are blue light and if the button is pressed the CMU police and the Mount Pleasant Police will be contacted.

    Greek Life

    I currently am not active in the Greek life on campus, but the students are fully active in Greek week.

    Clubs and Activities

    Central offers over 200 RSO( registered student organizations). Any type of club from squirrel watching to dance team Central has a RSO for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is great for undecided major because Central is a liberal arts college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sunday of finials week at midnight student yell out of their windows to relieve stress or tension.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Central is not cheap the experience and knowledge you are expose to through out college is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    In my spare time I like to go to the gym. If you don't want to work out the the Sac has a bowling alley located on the first floor. Also the residence halls but of events and invite everyone to join and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The RFoC(Real Food on Campus) is located right in the towers. The have a variety of choices to choose from. Weather your a vegetarian or love meat there will always be something delicious to partake in.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. Surrounded by student that are same path academically. Central is known for having the biggest dorms in Michigan.

    Academic Rigor

    Central offers a writing center that has is fully staffed with professors and grad student that will proof read, edit, and polish you papers free of charge. The University also offers the Math Help Center (MAC), which is located in the towers and in the library. Also, In Ronan hall students can sign up for a tutor for any subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with a gaol, and stick to it. There will be a party every night but make sure you have your priorities in order. Never compromise your education for a party. Your paying over 20,000 a year to attend, so why not make the best out of it.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a very diverse community. The positive atmosphere make the environment easy for learning. The staff at Central Michigan University honestly do care about their students success.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Probably one of the safest campuses in Michigan.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is huge especially if you live near main. That street can get a little crazy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and Activities; even one for smoking pipes. One should not have any trouble finding a club they like.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just like any other campus there are individual traditions that go with the different residential halls.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive everywhere. Central is one of the cheapest.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Wayside which is a dance club. Usually everyone goes to. There are also bars downtown that are fun. My favorite place is O'kelleys. This is connected to Wayside.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on which cafe and/or food related place you visit. Fresh which is located in towers if fairly good. I love their bagels.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. I've always lived in Apartment life. However everyone I know who has lived in a dorm has said they love it. So many accommodations they have for students.

    Academic Rigor

    They really do give you the attention you need to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus to see if you could see yourself here. There might not be a hundred bars or night clubs however the classes and the quality of the University itself.

    In three sentences

    I have attended Central for a little over a year. It is fairly small, however it is a great college. Most of the professors really try and aim for your success. The campus may be small but the student population is fairly large. It is also one of the cheapest of the major Universities in Michigan.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on CMU's campus. Of course you must exercise precaution and use common sense. There is a privately funded program called Safe Rides that will take students across campus during the nighttime hours.

    Greek Life

    There is a substantial Greek Life on campus. There is a row of Greek housing as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs and activities. Look at the Central Michigan University website and you will be overwhelmed.

    Great for these types of students

    CMU is really diversified. There are a lot of different groups of people and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU's tuition and fees are right in line with other state institutions in Michigan. College anywhere is expensive, so get the most from your money by getting involved and working hard in your classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs and organizations. Some are tied to majors but most are open to anyone. I, personally, am a part of the Word Hammer and I also do some theater. There are a lot of opportunities to be a part of activities in the residence halls and other places on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. The cycles get a little tiring and I have a hard time loving most of the food, but it is adequate for institutional fare.

    Dorm Life

    This is my second year in the dorms and I have met lots of great people. My first year I lived in the honors college and that was a terrific experience--I would recommend honors college to anyone that qualifies. It will force you to step up your game.

    Academic Rigor

    College is what you make it. If you choose a difficult major you will have to put in the time and work hard--but it will pay off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should be sure that you visit the campus and see all of the great things that CMU has to offer. Visit with your academic advisor and ask a lot of questions.

    In three sentences

    I love it! CMU has so much to offer its students. There is a wide variety of majors, campus activities and also places to hang out.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Any student can travel for free with the Safe Ride the only requirement is you travel on campus and allow 10 minutes for them to arrive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of intramural sports available for students. The talent level of offered sports can range from beginners, all the way to college level athletes.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is looking for an opportunity to meet new and exciting people, who's goals are to reach there academic achievement while also experiencing the exciting activities that Central Michigan University has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Outside of the athletic events, there are always organized groups who offer many different exciting events that are put on for social interaction. The Finch Field house offers Rock climbing, and the SAC or student activity center offers a wide rang of athletic activities to experience.

    Food and Dining

    The Fresh Food Company on Centrals campus is an extremely good dinning hall. They are on a three week food rotation, so you will not see the same dish offered all the time.

    Dorm Life

    If you are looking a good social interaction while also having the opportunity to study with minimal distraction. Living in the Southeast dorms are your best option.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your area of study, the rigidness of each degree depends strictly on your effort and willingness to learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    While attending Central Michigan University, be sure to use all the programs available on campus to help ensure your maximum potential, for instance; Central offers many SI, or student instructors, who act as tutors to help students excel in there studies. Also Central offers Math assistant Centers, along with a writing centers, that assists students in the learning process outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a wonderful institution. The Staff at this university provides the opportunity for reaching an extremely high level of academic success for their students, while also providing any needed assistance to help students reach their intended upon level of academic achievement.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All places are very open, i.e. no dark alleys, and are generally in view of at least one police officer that is patrolling the area. There are also 3 seminars that all freshman must attend to make them aware of safety and what you can do to make the campus a better place.

    Greek Life

    I don't know because I am a freshman and don't really have an interest in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have been on the hunt for a specific club that both respects my class schedule and doesn't require me to put a lot of money into.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that prefer to study most of the day, students that prefer to not work and would instead have fun, and students that want a safe and friendly atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The sunday before final exams at 12:00 am, students will open their windows of their dorms and proceed to scream as loud as they can into the night. It's very eery hearing thousands of people screaming on an otherwise quiet night.

    Bang for the buck

    Though it looks scary when you first see the statement for your tuition, remember that CMU is a college that practically pays for you to be there with various grants that you can be eligible for. Suddenly, the 23,000 dollar bill will turn into a 10,000 dollar bill and if you are prepared and have scholarships to help, it becomes even less.

    What to do for fun

    One can do whatever they want. If you don't know where to go to do an activity, simply ask your Resident Assistant and he or she can point you in the right direction. I, for example like to do very few things but do them all the time. I play video games (with the easy-access internet provided by CMU) and work out by running and lifting weights in which there is a gym conveniently placed only 2 minutes away from my dorm and you don't event need to go outside to get there.

    Food and Dining

    Because of where I live, we have one of the best cafeterias on campus. There are many choices and it is a very large and well-designed dining area. There are many other places on campus to eat as well which makes you only as far as 10 minutes away from any place to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are somewhat small and where I live, you must share these 2 small rooms (common room and bedroom) with three other people. If you can get along with your roommates as much as possible, however, it makes living much more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    CMU promotes a very great learning atmosphere but is also known to be a party school. I didn't know this when I applied. However, there are still a great deal of people, including myself, that look past this reputation including the teachers who have no sympathy for those who do in fact party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that it will be quiet most of the time as people are here to not only do their work but also have fun. This can sometimes be irritating. One must also be sure that they know that this won't be easy. Do your work on time or you will be in trouble.

    In three sentences

    A new but welcoming environment. Teachers that are concerned for you in passing their class but still won't hold your hand to ensure it. A large enough campus to make you feel like you are in a university but still small enough to be convenient in walking from place to place.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt more safe than on campus. At night, I never worry. Campus police make it their goal for each and every student feels safe while they're here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great here! There are many different options to choose from. Anything from academic fraternities for males and females, to both fraternities and sororities you can join for the social like.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 200 options, they pretty much have everything. If they don't, you can start your own group on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    The diversity at Central is so broad, there's something for everyone! Whether it be a group, a church or an organization you can join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One main thing I can think of is midnight scream. The night before every exam week, at 12am, everyone opens their windows in the dorms and screams. It's fun, and relieves stress.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is the place to be and really you can never go wrong with what you do. The campus is safe and I feel right at home where ever I'm at.

    What to do for fun

    They is so much to do for fun. Join an on campus organization. Central has over 200 over them, so you're bound to find something you like! If you're into Greek life, central offers many diverse sororities and fraternities. I could go on forever on all the things to do at Central, but I won't. Check it our for yourself!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious! They offer so many options, you can never go wrong. They make it their goal to have food that just about everyone can enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are by far the nicest dorms I've seen from any campus. They're clean and always kept up with. You have enough room to have your own space and the RA's are always so nice, yet responsible.

    Academic Rigor

    You're not going to like every professor nor will every professor be easy. One thing about the professors at Central is that they all expect the most from each student. They're willing to help, so take advantage of the help they offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources available to you. Central offers many, so take advantage of them. Talk to your professors about any questions of problems. Chances are, they are more than willing to help you out. Lastly, DO NOT procrastinate on anything in college.

    In three sentences

    The campus is big, yet close together so you can easily navigate your way around. Central has much diversity, so you can always find a spot to fit in. Central has so much to offer, so explore, find what you like, and go for it!

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Centrals' campus was just ranked Top 5 for Campus Safety in Michigan, and you can check out the information at stateuniversity.com

    Great for these types of students

    Students going into any form of teaching degree, or looking for a college with a lot of character in a small town.

    Bang for the buck

    They will help you financially and offer a lot of scholarships for you to apply for. They try to make it as affordable as a college can be.

    Food and Dining

    It's easy and quick to get somewhere to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have been accepted and have visited Centrals' campus several times, I have seen the dorm rooms. For dorm rooms, they are bigger than others I have seen and it seems like there is enough room for it to fulfill it's purpose.

    Academic Rigor

    I know people who have and are attending Central, and they seem to be getting a well-rounded education that's going to help them get their desired careers. I've had teachers who went to Central who said they had to work really hard, and classes weren't always easy, but if you put forth effort you will learn and get a great education that you need for your career.

    In three sentences

    Central is said to be one of the best colleges when going into teaching, and that's what it was founded on. It is a comfortable college with a lot of character. The atmosphere of the campus is friendly and easy/quick to get around.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Be wary of taking classes that don't matter, many times classes for you major will double count as your UP's. Enjoy new friends and things will be fine.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on your idea of fun! There are many groups one can join, including fitness classes or LARP. Each person can find something they will enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Each dorm has different menu's but are repeated every few weeks. Bagels are always delicious and the salad bar as well. Easy access to restaurants and fast food off campus. Some are even on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your interests there is a dorm for everyone. Whether it is in fitness or in finding a family dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor is different but the Education classes are top notch!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research before entering. Each dorm is different depending on your interests, whether fitness or family oriented. Everyone can find a place so don't stress too much!

    In three sentences

    Everything is within walking distance. People are friendly and are encouraged to join a group of their interest. So many majors everyone can find their dream major.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have Safe-Ride which escourts us from class to our vehicles.

    Greek Life

    Many different sororities and fraturnities

    Clubs and Activities

    Color Guard is my personal favorite.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and energetic

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Medallion hunt!!!!!!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is too expensive for the education one will receive

    What to do for fun

    There is the casino and the Wayside. Honestly there isn't much to do in Mount Pleasant.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you own a lot of Maroon and Gold. Take your academics seriously and try to enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    One of the safest universities around. CMU could improve on the cost. This is a great school where school spirit is never in short supply.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All.

    Bang for the buck

    School store is way too expensive for cheap clothes.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown bars are the best. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    We have pretty much everything you could want.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms but visited friends in them often. They are crowded with horrible lighting but its liveable. Nice cafeteria with many options.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having a car makes it easier but it is not a must have. Don't fall behind your freshman year.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus and teachers. Too much focus on Greek life. Nice looking people.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus activities, sporting events, off campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food, but students can get sick of it.

    Dorm Life

    It's great, but can be pretty expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on how hard you push yourself to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Do your best.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is the best. It has a close-knit atmosphere and great teachers. It has a little bit of something for everyone.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    CMU has a Quidditch team, the sport from Harry Potter! There are many club sports to join through all the seasons.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are friendly and outgoing CMU is definitely for you. Campus isn't that big and it's just big enough to not kick someone out of their comfort zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there is a little garden located in the center where many plants are located from the Biology Department it's great in the spring to study at.

    What to do for fun

    The SAC is always a great option, even if you don't want to get fit, there's a pool, billiards, and an indoor track. If you don't want to work out Kaya Coffee House is on of the best relaxation places off campus. Take a walk, the campus is beautiful, start a conversation with a stranger.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus that are treated like an all you can eat buffet, just keep in mind the freshman 15. If there isn't time to eat there's a place located in the University Center where a little snack will help you out through the day. Don't be afraid to try things: Mount Pleasant is an awesome town with a lot of great restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There's always times in the dorm where it can be loud, but keep your door open and you are obligated to meet new people. Make sure you make your dorm room your home with decorations and pictures. Your roommates won't always be your best friend, but make sure there is communication.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what Degree and Major you intend to receive, always stay ahead of the game. During lectures, get enough sleep the night before and take good, detailed notes. Keep yourself on top of things and study a couple of hours each day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before coming to Central, get into the habit of checking your email and Blackboard. Always be social and get involved, hanging out in the dorms all day won't help you. Keep a smile on your face, there's always someone who will say hi even if they don't know you.

    In three sentences

    The small, friendly-campus allows a safe environment for all students. Living on campus is one of the best thing a freshman can do. The professors are understanding and willing to work with students on any problems.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Before this year, Central was a good place a safe place, but now there have many occurrences that have made the school safe. I know the community is better than that, so they are trying to make it safer.

    Greek Life

    They always put up different programs that helps the people at Central. The Greek Life always put up good things for community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things that someone can do at Central. You don't ever have to be bored if you look for things to do.

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs ran by the school. Also go to the Community Center, and play numerous sports such as basketball, soccer, walleyball, and swimming. There are also numerous club teams that one can join, and have a ton of fun in.

    Food and Dining

    With four different cafes, there are so many different options to go to. They all different types of food each day. Although the weekend it is the same food over and over again. Other you can eat different foods every single day.

    Dorm Life

    They are amazing. You get to know everyone, and everyone is trying to meet with new people throughout the whole year. You truly get to bond, and meet some of your best friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teachers. Sometimes they will confuse you with what they say, or they will be helpful in every way possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be willing to try new things out.

    In three sentences

    It has many people, but has a small campus feel. You get to know everyone on your floor, and even possibly the whole dorm. You can go from North to South campus in a matter of 15 minutes.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's so many ways to get out and enjoy your time here at Central. Sporting events, volunteer opportunities and recreation at the Student Activity Center and events happening on campus are all usually free and great ways to get out with your friends and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as involved on campus as possible. It will help with professional and personal networking. Also take time from studies to enjoy the great campus environment and life as a Chippewa!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great institution of higher learning that offers plenty of opportunities for academic and personal growth. The campus environment is welcoming and beneficial to the learning experience for students in all areas of study. It is continuously growing and finding more ways to help students earn their degree.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Checked it out, not my thing, but I have friends that love it

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons going on

    Bang for the buck

    Good, but not worth full tuition. You gotta get the scholarships available to you.

    What to do for fun

    Check out IM sports, definitely go to meetings and events when you first go to school to meet more people and leadership safari is the best thing you'll ever do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, then study a bit more. Reward yourself for your hard work on the weekends! Get involved.

    In three sentences

    Central has been great to me, providing numerous academic opportunities. I have met best friends and more and am happy with the lifestyle I live here. Thanks to Central, I have felt athome and don't wish to be anywhere else.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Couple recent blips, but with 5 (yes, FIVE) different types of law enforcement on/ near campus, keep your ducks in a row because the cops are around.

    Greek Life

    I am part of a professional music fraternity and I love every second of it. The typical social fraternity/ sorority is still an option for those who are looking to make bonds of friendship and social connections more than professional connections and friends, but I don't know as much about it except check out Main St and Washington.

    Clubs and Activities

    If what you are looking for isn't available, get some friends together and start your own club! it is easy and you get to meet new people both ways. Highly recommended to get involved in something.

    Great for these types of students

    Education majors/ minors, musicians, biologists, people who want to have their voice heard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Down Under Food Court; Welcome weekend.. not unusual, but be careful.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, you can get a lot of the big campus offers at a smaller price, but still get a noteworthy degree. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. FIRE UP CHIPS!!

    What to do for fun

    Check out the football team and both basketball teams. Our women's team is especially awesome, along with women's soccer who have been top in the MAC for years now. Also, Dog Central is great, along with the bowling in the SAC.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh is the place to go!! yeah East campus! =)

    Dorm Life

    Just watch out for the 4 people 1 bedroom situation in the towers.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes if you are looking for a real education. There are always those few blow off classes tho, but not many.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you get your JUNIOR year transcripts. It opens more doors and you can make your decisions sooner for not only Central, but all of the schools you are thinking about.

    In three sentences

    Great school with a great atmosphere and mostly great teachers. I love the music program, and what I have seen of the education program. If you are interested in either, this is definitely the place for you.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are five police stations in the city/on campus. There are also blue lights on campus if there are any emergencies.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities at CMU all of which are worth checking out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many Registered Student Organizations, RSO's, on campus! And even just regular clubs and are great to be apart of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many traditions around homecoming time like the medallion hunt and the rock rally. Both of which are really fun!

    Bang for the buck

    As expected, college is expensive but CMU gives you what you're paying for. The professors are really knowledgable, the library is one of the nicest around, and they provide good food for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do around campus. There are games to attend, plays to see, and speakers to hear. One of the great things about this school is there are many things planned throughout the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are convenient and the food is good! There are many fresh, healthy options...and even some less healthy junk food options for when you're really craving dessert!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! There is a home-y feel to them, especially if you become friends with your roommates. The staff in the dorms are great as well!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require effort, but as along as you work hard and give it all you've got you will do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to see all the college has to offer and even the city of Mt. Pleasant. It's okay to play had as long as you work harder.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing; the buildings are spaced out great, the new buildings are beautiful, and it's a green campus! The faculty is accepting, kind, and helpful. The students are helpful and accepting as well.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movie nights in the UC, great gym for students, sporting events, and other activities every week.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is very good and there are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops located on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on how comfortable you are with living with new people, but the dorms themselves are decent sizes and there is a bathroom in every dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    It is an average difficulty level depending on the major you go into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with as much as possible to insure you get to have the full college experience. Also, don't be scared to ask for help from other students or faculty members.

    In three sentences

    Perfect size for a campus, not to small and not to big either. Great community that offers a lot of activities and services to get involved with. The faculty is determined to make your time at CMU worth it.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I hear security around the campus is really safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who always like to have something going on.

    Bang for the buck

    A reasonably priced school for the great school that it is. I would recommend anyone to this school.

    What to do for fun

    The school is in a city and there are a ton of people around. I feel like there will always be something to do for fun. There are also a lot of bars in the area as well as the casino.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great and it does not seem like mass-produced cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to live in a dorm here, but I have heard wonderful things about campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to take any classes here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up on school, no matter where you go.

    In three sentences

    CMICH seems like a great school. Everybody I know who goes there or has went there never has enough good things to say about it. I have visited the university multiple times and I just love the campus and the city of Mount Pleasant.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many campus safety measures set in place, such as campus police and a SafeRides program that will pick up students wherever they are on campus and drive them safely home. Even more measures are being put into place.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless programs, events, organizations, clubs, and activities to be a part of at CMU. You can be alerted to upcoming events through email, posters, and on CMU's website. No matter what it is you are interested in, there is something for you to do. The Greek life on campus is very active and anyone interested in that would have no problems becoming involved. There are sororities and fraternities affiliated with charity work and business as well. There are regularly plays and movies shown on campus either for free or for a small ticket price. The list of clubs and organizations is seemingly endless!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many food and dining options at CMU! No matter where you are living on campus, there is a cafeteria within a five minute walk of you. Some are even inside residence buildings, so you don't even have to leave the building your dorm is in! As far as the food goes, it is surprisingly good and there are a variety of options each day in each dining hall, from healthy and vegetarian choices to comfort food.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms! They are roomy enough and there are many programs put on by residence staff to keep you busy in your down time! All of the RAs and MAs (multicultural advisors) have been extremely friendly and very willing to help with any situation, from social conflicts to help with moving in.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes I've taken thus far have been fantastic. I have learned so much pertaining to my major and what I want to do for my future career. However, I've also learned many life skills and feel I am receiving the well rounded education characteristic of a liberal arts college. I am very pleased with the overall academic rigor of Central Michigan University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get a dorm in the East side of campus, that's a great central location to live. Most professors are extremely helpful and willing to meet with you if you need any kind of help, and if they can't help you, you can always see an academic advisor. Try to take AP classes in high school so you can test out of classes and get a head start to graduate on time. If that isn't possible, it's no big deal. Make sure to meet with an academic advisor and they will help you map out your entire college course plan in order to graduate on time!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. Not too big, not too small. I get the educational attention I deserve.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I really enjoyed the campus when I visited. The student body seemed to be very nice and helpful. I'm excited about attending in the fall.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have Safe Rides that start at 7:30 pm and if you need a ride they will take you for free. Campus police will also take you for free as well. We have these blue buttons around campus, and if you are in trouble or need help, you push one and the police will come to that location.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a club named The Way Side. It gets pretty crazy there. If you don't like half naked people or sweaty people, I wouldn't go. Central has movie nights every so often and its normally a new movie; they play it for free if you show your ID card.

    Great for these types of students

    Central has a lot of outgoing people. If you are not willing to make new friends than this isn't the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before homecoming, the band plays at 1:00a.m. Just to wale everyone up and to get pumped for the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is a little expensive and you may need a loan. The average cost is a little over 20,000 dollars.

    What to do for fun

    Central has a SAC which is an exercising center. It has a huge pool and hot tub, it even has a sauna. There is also bowling, 4 basketball courts, an indoor track, and of course, everything that belongs in a gym.

    Food and Dining

    Our dinning halls our pretty nice. There is always something to eat, even if you are vegetarian. We always have a sandwich bar, salad bar, a cerial bar, and fresh fruit. That isn't including all the options for hot food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Barnes Hall, in the girls community bath room section. Everyone always says eww, but it's really not that bad. We don't have to clean, supply toilet paper, or hand soap so it's actually nice. The suites are also nice of you want to live with 3 other people.

    Academic Rigor

    We have amazing programs to help struggling people. There is no reason to fail a class. We have many tutors and aids.

    Tips for prospective students

    Our school isn't to big so you get more one on one help. I would recommend a visit to the school just to see how big it actually is.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is an all around great college. Everyone is willing to help out if you need extra help or even a question. The homework isn't bad depending on the major you are planning on pursuing.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a wide variety of organizations to join, and there is no shortage of a party scene if that's what you want.

    Food and Dining

    Great selections, I never had any complaints.

    Dorm Life

    The Residence Life staff are awesome and if you are open minded to try new things, you will not be disappointed!

    Academic Rigor

    If you go to class, make an effort, and be willing to ask for help when you need it you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive in your education and don't sit back and wait for someone else to figure out your schedule.

    In three sentences

    The students and professors are friendly and most are willing to do whatever they can to help you succeed. However, the advisors have no interest in helping you graduate in the shortest amount of time. The departments don't communicate with each other and it is all up to you to make sure you are on track.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus provides many amenities that can help a student feel safe. The have a program called Safe Rides that gives free rides around campus after 8 p.m. until the morning.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life has been one of the best decisions in my time at CMU. It has given me the opportunity to meet so many people with the same values as myself, and has also encouraged me to get involved on campus as well as the community. If you're looking for a great way to meet people, volunteer, and raise money for great causes this could be an amazing opportunity for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are registered student organizations that include almost anything you could think of. Each major has a group on campus that brings in speakers who have had a job in relation to those majors and it also gives each student the opportunity to learn more about the choices they have out of college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition that happens each semester occurs at midnight the night before exam week. My freshman year, first semester was the first time that I was introduced to the midnight scream, and no it was not by choice. As I was laying in my bed waiting to fall asleep I was awakened by the sound of hundreds of students all yelling at the top of their lungs. It's become my favorite part of exams because it gives you a chance to blow off steam right before a stressful week.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of events that are showcased on campus. Each week there are different movies that they show free of charge. There are also speakers that come to talk about different events, topics, and diversity. Sporting events are also frequent and free of charge.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is one of my favorite parts about living in the dorms. For the most part there are a lot of different options each day. The majority of the food is cooked in front of you, and is healthier than most options that a person would get just going to a fast food restaurant. For the amount of money that you pay to eat in the dorms you are getting plenty of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was an experience in itself. As a freshman I lived in a room with three other girls. Although it was challenging, one really learns a lot about themselves and how to handling living with others. Honestly, although the dorms were close quarters for four girls to live in there was still a good amount of space and a good sense of community outside of just our rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the adjustment to college courses is a difficult one. You're no longer being pushed to understand information and do your work, but instead you're on your own to gain understanding of the information. By going to class, paying attention, and taking the time to review the information the academic factor of college becomes much smoother.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for prospective students is to embrace all the Central has to offer. The more you get involved the easier the transition from college to high school becomes.

    In three sentences

    Central is my home away from home. Coming to school here has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and become more confident. This school gives me more opportunities to accomplish my goals.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a couple of issues...bottom line, you just need to be smart and aware of your surroundings. The Campus police are always around.

    Greek Life

    There is a strong group of Fraternities available and their locations are just right off campus...easy walk to class

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not be actively involved in any club, but there is access to every type of club imaginable from politics to bowling

    Great for these types of students

    I am legally blind -- and have found the campus and disability department to be very user friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Halloween --- they will open the underground tunnels...they are very cool.

    Bang for the buck

    I have never regretted my decision to attend Central Michigan. I feel comfortable in the setting and the transition from High School was easier than I expected.

    What to do for fun

    There are many restaurants and bowling. There is also a recreation center on campus that is nice and a real peaceful library

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but I wasn't used to all the choices. You need to pace yourself, I didn't eat very good my first year and gained a considerable amount of weight.

    Dorm Life

    I think I have talked about this above...it is good only in year one and very cramped. If you are used to your own space and quiet, it is a difficult transition. I will say the access to food is good, but you will gain weights

    Academic Rigor

    I suggest that you stay on top of your studies as much as possible. In the first year, I saw many people struggle with their new found freedom and the academic world. Also, all the professors that I have met and worked with are very good with a helping hand, so don't hesitate to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be on your own -- even when living in the dorms they are very small and you need to be around at least one person that knows you well. If at all possible live outside the dorms in year two - they are perfect in year one for easy access to food, but I wanted more space and a little more quiet.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan has a nice size campus to work around. The majority of the students are all throughout Michigan and tend to be very helpful. I enjoy the small town atmosphere and overall college feel.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Own campus PD. Safe Rides. There was a shooting near campus (not a student) 2 years ago and people still talk about it. Pretty safe here.

    Greek Life

    Not a fan, personally.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs, great RSO's and tons of options. Greek life isnt as overpowering as some schools.

    Great for these types of students

    Teachers, business, physical therapy. YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS. LGBT Community. Young leaders.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no hills in Mt. Pleasant. Top that Western.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, CMU is a great place to go.

    What to do for fun

    Stay active! The SAC is a great place, excellent equipment. There are all kinds of weekly classes and things like that.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is cafeteria food, its ok. Local are has some decent restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Great Res Life. RA's and MAs care and do their jobs well for the most part. Lots of activities. Dont party in the dorms. But no one will question you when you come back. Dont keep booze in the dorms, thats just silly.

    Academic Rigor

    They are attempting to put themselves on par with the University of Michigan and Michigan State. This is a mistake in my opinion. I wish it would stay true to what its been.

    Tips for prospective students

    Investigate potential degree interests. You will change Majors. Most do. Live on campus the first year. Discover as much as you can about the local area.

    In three sentences

    Great college town environment. Friendly, active campus. Certain programs are weak, others stellar.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe here. There's 5 different branches of police officers available in the area, and we don't really have much of a problem with crime. Just use common sense and you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    I cant even count how many different sororities and fraternities are on campus, but there plenty.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of organizations are available for students to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to have a good time will fit in great here. There's such a variety in the student body that there will be plenty of people just like you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our mascot is the Chippewa, but we don't actually have someone who dresses up as a Chippewa Indian because that is considered disrespectful. Instead, we are represented by the flying C. Also, 'Chippewa' is often shortened to 'chips.'

    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty expensive buy its a good university. I think it's worth it, especially since they give out scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There's not a whole lot to do in mount pleasant unless you have a car. There's of course the casino, there's a movie theater, bowling lanes etc. The student activity center is usually pretty fun. Most residence halls will have events going on throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    I like the cafeterias, but I haven't been to the one on north campus yet. They have a great variety of food bit it gets old after a while because they serve the same things a few times a month in some cases. There's usually something you can find worth eating.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I live on east campus so I don't have to leave the building to go to get food. Most of my classes are only 5 minutes away. Sharing the rooms isn't to rough either. You make friends with people in your building quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are difficult, some are easy. It all depends on your major and what teachers you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that in the Winter it get COLD and from Dec-Feb you're going to freeze your butt of going to class unless you're prepared to bundle up. The campus is 1.2 miles long, you may end up walking pretty far for a class. Once you get used to it though, it's not a big deal.

    In three sentences

    Central is a great school. You'll make friends easily and have plenty of time for studies and a social life. Mount pleasant is a nice town as well.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to events on campus, meet new people wherever you go, visit Wayside at least once.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become friends with your neighbors. Get to know professors personally. Take advantage of good opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Campus is the perfect size: not too big or small. People are friendly for the most part, and willing to help. Many great opportunities are offered.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe Ride taxis available for transporting students later at night

    Greek Life

    Many different sororities and fraternities available to join. Some are related to certain professions, some high honors and others just normal.

    Clubs and Activities

    you name it and I'm sure they will have it

    Great for these types of students

    All types Athletes Athletic supporters Artists (my personal field) (awesome professors and programs) you name it they have got it somewhere

    What to do for fun

    There are many things on and off campus that you can do for fun, you just have to find the things you like to do. There is a Student Activity Center on south campus that is basically a usual rec center. (pool, gym for working out, ball courts). Big name concerts from time to time, athletic events, dorm events, polar plunge and many many places to volunteer. Off campus there is a club, bowling alley, ice skate rink and movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    You are provided an option of a certain number of meals you get per week (Meal Plan) which also comes with $250 to spend around campus (Flex dollars). I chose the 14 a week meal plan which I found to be quite a lot and I have yet to use all of them up in a week. They renew each week so you go back to your original selection of meals every Sunday. The cafeterias on campus are awesome! Breakfast: made to order omelets and smoothies and all (all I can think of) other breakfast items. Lunch and dinner: variety of options in many areas including vegetarian. Well clean and well run. Awesome staff.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at CMU do a lot in aspects of trying to make your floor or your hall close. There are dorm events and all the advisors are very friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic aspects of college here were much less demanding than I thought they would be. I expanded my mental capacity greatly but I thought more would be expected of me academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for students looking into going to Central are to make sure this location in Mt. Pleasant is suitable for YOU. If you're someone who would like to go home a lot make sure it's not too far away from home for you. Your first weeks are your most important when trying to make friends for the rest of the year. I made the mistake of not getting out there and participating in school events that I was interested in so I could meet some people like myself. Although you are able to meet people with your interests in classes, it is more common that those people just become acquaintances rather than good friends.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is an awesome school for anyone looking to go to college in a small-ish school with awesome professors. There are many extra curricular groups and clubs around campus to join that fit most everyone's interests. It's one that you'll want to look into!

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class and make time to study.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great school to attend. CMU provides a good learning atmosphere with excellent professors. CMU offers many different degrees and programs to their students.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, social groups, academic groups, shopping, etc. Pretty much whatever you are into, it is available near Mt. Pleasant.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good on campus and food is also available off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot testify to the dorm life because I do not reside in the dorms. However, I did see the dorms, and they do not look bad at all. Very close to everything a student may possibly need.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that education is challenging, no matter what field you plan to enter. You get out of it exactly what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead; certain courses needed for your major are only offered during Spring or Fall semesters. Failing to plan your education could lead to major delays and extra expenses. Don't be afraid to ask questions; no question is near as dumb as not knowing what you need to know.

    In three sentences

    After one semester at CMU, I can honestly say that it is a great place to learn. The professors encourage learning and offer explanations for why it is important. They are equipped to take care of any student's needs.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central is a safe campus. We have what are called blue lights everywhere along campus. If there is danger then you just have to pick up one of the blue light phones and it puts you right to 911. Also, Safe Rides are available for student use. They are like cabs but free of charge and will bring you anywhere on campus and off campus in Mount Pleasant. So, if your like me and hate the dark, then Safe Ride is a good number to keep in your phone.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of any greek life organizations, but I see them all around campus. There are many opportunities for any person looking to get in to any sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said many times, there are over a hundred clubs and activities on campus for any type of person. When I started at Central I wasn't going to join any clubs. Then I found out that there was a pre-med club and a red-cross club which is totally up my alley. If clubs are what you're looking for, then Central is your school. Running clubs, squirrel-watching clubs, pretty much any thing you can think of. They have a club for that.

    Great for these types of students

    Central is a great school for any type of student. Geeks, nerds, artists, athletes, etc. Central is a great school all around. Michigan Tech in Houghton is wonderful at producing engineers. Michigan University in Ann Arbor is wonderful at producing doctors. But Central Michigan is absolutely wonderful at producing artists, actors, doctors, engineers, teachers, and many more. Central has many programs for any person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Im not sure if this is really unusual, but we have at Central what is called gentle Thursday and gentle Friday. It is the Thursday and Friday before exam week, which all classes are canceled.

    Bang for the buck

    Central is fairly cheap compared to any other college. It is an awesome school, and I definitely wouldn't invest my money in something else. You are paying for school, and an awesome experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun around campus, and even off campus. On campus, there are many clubs and student organizations available to join. Also, there are a lot of events that happen year round. Off campus there are awesome shopping opportunities. Downtown is a fun place to hang out and shop or eat. If you're not into shopping, Central is right next to the Chippewa river. There are places to rent kayaks and canoes. There are also great places to fish all around Mount Pleasant.

    Food and Dining

    Mount Pleasant has the best food and dining. There are many local restaurants which have awesome food for cheap. On campus, there are many opportunities available to grab a quick snack. The food courts have awesome variety of foods everyday. Shushi, burgers, pizza, pasta, basically anything you can think of. It isn't that expensive, and it definitely tastes better than my moms cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm at Central. However, many of my friends did, and I understood most of what the dorm life was like. Four people to a room, sharing one bathroom. It may sound crowded, but it is not. You share one room with another person, then you have suite mates: two other people in your dorm, but not in the same sleeping area. Then you have a living area sort of thing and a bathroom. This is nice, because you don't have a community bathroom and have to share with your whole hall, which I have done before. Staying in a dorm creates close friendships that is hard to get anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at Central Michigan do expect a lot from you. However, if you attend class and get help if it is needed, it is not difficult to earn an A. The professors are there to help. Many times through out the year I was confused on topics or needed advice. Meeting with my professors one to one helped them get to know me. Also, they helped me understand topics that I was confused on.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest Central Michigan University to any student looking for a great college and a great experience. Central is indeed a large school, but all of the professors make you feel welcome. Everything about Central is amazing. It is such a good school. There are a lot of extra curricular activities and things to do for any type of student. Mount Pleasant is a fun city, with lots of restaurants and shopping.

    In three sentences

    Last fall I transferred to Central Michigan University from Michigan Technological University. When I started attending classes at Central, I instantly fell in love with the campus, my professors, and all of my fellow classmates. I would give Central five stars out of five.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus but things do happen anywhere and everywhere. No place is 100% safe.

    Food and Dining

    There is good food but some days aren't so great. But overall the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I'm very excited to be living in the dorms! If you ever have problem with roommates don't be afraid to get an RA to help. Majority are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    People say they don't like here, but I do. I love this school. It is amazing.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always places and events to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Larzelere Hall, and I would never change it!

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes have a good balance between interesting and difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy everything that's offered!

    In three sentences

    I love CMU! Everybody here is really nice and welcoming. Also, the professors are really approachable and knowledgeable.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    I was interested in Neuroscience, and the professor who gave me a tour was not only inviting, but very excited about his work. It was fascinating, and it's great to have someone who is interested.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have Safe rides, almost like a taxi, that are free transportation to students to get around campus from 6pm-2am everyday. Campus police are always around and helpful to the students, We also have emergency call buttons around campus to notify police if you have a problem or feel threatened at anytime.

    Greek Life

    Great greek organizations!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many organizations plus you can always create your own if you cannot find what you are looking for. There is always a fair at the beginning of the year (called Mainstage) that all the organizations participate in to promote awareness of their group.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has been the perfect fit for me. I feel at ease being away from home because the school feels like home. A very welcoming environment.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities on and off campus all within a close range.

    Food and Dining

    So many options for food choices. We have a nutrition website to encourage students to eat healthy. Vegan, vegetarian, dietary needs? No problem, the cooks are willing to accommodate any needs.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of options for dorms and meal plans. I love living in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the classes are all fair with grades. Professors are always available for assistance as well as tutoring programs and assistance centers available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Use the resources available!

    In three sentences

    A decent size college that feels really homey. Easy to make friends and get involved. Plenty of opportunities to advance in career.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, church, games, class

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships. Get involved. Be yourself.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college. Everyone is so friendly. There are lots of things to do.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Feel very safe and secure with having met several police officers and finding out where the emergency boxes are.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list, something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    This may be the only negative so far, seems they are very expensive and every time we turn around, they want more money or have more stuff they are trying to sell you. I almost wonder if some of that money goes to killing all the trees it takes to send some kind of literature every other day to the house? It's crazy!

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, volunteer, get involved with campus activities and various clubs!

    Food and Dining

    So many dining options that you would not believe it! Would not even have enough space to go over all the choices and great food!

    Dorm Life

    Have not moved in yet but very excited to meet new roommates and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    My upcoming schedule looks great and is going to work well for my homework and campus life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore campus to see for yourself how great it is!

    In three sentences

    CMU has exceptionally friendly students and staff, very clean and beautiful campus and several academic programs to choose from.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for out going students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The band traditions are a bit unusual but fun.

    What to do for fun

    The college students can go to the casino and ride bikes around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here, it's a good college.

    In three sentences

    It is a big campus but it is pretty. It has a good education program. And it has a great band program.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Keeping you up to date on all safety concerns and area happenings through their alert notification systems, CMU's campus safety is the best I've ever witnessed. With how safe you feel, you would swear Batman protected the city.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like business, are pursuing a business degree, or want to become a successful entrepreneur, CMU will get you to where you want to be. CMU is also a well respected institution for medical, engineering, finance, and many other science fields.

    Bang for the buck

    Being one of the top business schools in the U.S., CMU is also one of the very few that offers SAP and Information Systems courses/majors, so the bang you get for your buck is almost unmatched!

    What to do for fun

    Some of my favorite things to do for fun here are just meeting new people at most places you'll walk through, and definitely the football games! Finding an event or activity, like attending guest speakers, is very fun and interesting to partake in, with so many different things offered throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience at CMU is simply convenient and delicious with a wide range of snacking and meal options. Smoothies, Starbucks, specials, and more, are served all-throughout campus to ensure any student's appetite is met.

    Dorm Life

    Even though I haven't lived in the dorms at this institution, I have been in a few of the rooms in a couple buildings. They are very neat and clean, with convenient campus locations for getting to class.

    Academic Rigor

    Like anything in life, pushing yourself to succeed in your concentration requires dedication to fulfilling your reasons why you want to unlock those doors to the knowledge you're pursuing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Respect the opportunities that knock on your door, because attending is the hardest part of your college career, the faculty and staff will make sure you know what you are doing from there.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University holds a high reputation that is hard to beat, especially in their College of Business. This is by far my favorite institution I have ever attended, and have so many compelling reasons to believe I have chosen the best school for the field I am pursuing. They hold their standards high, assuring professionalism is the outcome their students will achieve while creating a great transition to the real world job market.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activites located on, and off-campus. You can always eat at a local restaurant, hang with friends in the park, or study in the closed sections of the library. Many events are located through-out the school year within the city of Mount Pleasant.

    Food and Dining

    The top five restaurants within the city of Mount Pleasant are Ruby Teusday's, Ihops, The Diner, Taco Bell, and Panera Bread

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is very artistic here in Central Michigan. With just a wall seperating you from other students, nothing is different. Everyone is attending classes, having fun, while hanging out with friends and room-mates.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a very good school, although, some teachers need to be removed from the teaching system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Positive. Smile. Attend class on time and you'll be fine. Never miss the due date of a bill.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a quite exciting city-university, located in the center of Mount Pleasant; a small city located in Central Michigan. Mount Pleasant is full of many activites, causing students to never be bored and always have something to do. On the fun list, this school is rated a #8. On the basis of education, it is rated a #6.8.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party. go to parties. It will be an experience that you will never forget.

    Food and Dining

    The Fresh Food company has the best food and the best atmosphere for dining

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs are actively participate. If you can, participate in Leadership safari, at first I thought it was going to be dumb but I couldn't be further from the truth. Go to class, and participate in organizations and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school with great programs! Do leadership safari if you can! Its definitely worth it.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While we do have an active police presence and a reputation for being a safe campus, in my two years here, I can't say things haven't gone wrong. I'd put the safety of CMU's campus at an equal level compared to any other public campus. I know I feel safe walking home at night, but I still take precaution.

    Greek Life

    I can't speak on behalf of Greek life since I haven't rushed. However, i do know that Central has a very active and wide spread Greek community. The Greeks spend a lot of time and effort on recruitment, and all of the people I know who have rushed seem to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, since the city is rather dull, the campus is the main hub for active student citizenship. Central has a club for neatly every interest, and if they don't have one for yours, they make it incredibly easy to start one. Community is a huge party of the CMU lifestyle, and getting involved within that community is simple and heavily encouraged.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be involved, students who enjoy a good time with good friends, students who are looking for a decent teaching program, students who want a good educational program without a high cost (Honors Program), students who can efficiently balance extra curricular activities with academics

    Bang for the buck

    Relative to other universities, Central is rather inexpensive. There are also plenty of scholarships available to even further knock down tuition costs. Though the academics may not be as decent as some other schools, cost comparisons definitely make up for it.

    What to do for fun

    This is why so many opportunities exist on campus to get involved. Mount pleasant is a bore. Besides the casino and a few parks, there is nothing to do up here. Organizations on campus provide activities to those involved that help supplement the city's less than exciting opportunities. If you're liking to have fun, definitely look within campus, not outside it.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options on campus are ample, but can get a bit redundant after the first few weeks. The food is of decent quality, so I can't really complain. There are allergy and special diet options in every dining hall, and not to mention the numerous eateries off campus, if on site food doesn't appeal to you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are fantastic, and there are multiple room setups available to sit your taste. Other universities I'd visited were not nearly as accommodating or as open.

    Academic Rigor

    As an honors student, I can only attest for the higher rigor that had been made available to me. My general academic classes haven't been as challenging. Students looking for a more intense academic experience at Central should apply for the honors program, by all means.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a rigorous academic environment, Central is not your school. The Honors Program does enable a more academically driven curriculum, but overall, the university could use improvement. However, if you're looking to get involved on campus, meet new people, and have some academic focuswoven in, Central could be the place for you. The community is incredibly open, and peritonitis within and outside of campus are always available.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a close knit community due to it's smaller size. Academically, the teaching staff could use improvement. Extra curriculaly, there are ample opportunities to get involved, all of which are easily accessed.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central has safe rides, which you can call, they will pick you up and drive you anywhere on campus. There are also blue lights around campus that have a phone in case of emergency. Central could have more sidewalk lights at night though.

    Greek Life

    My two roommates are in greek life and they absolutely love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Central has any type of club you could ever imagine! Harry Potter club to running club, they have it all.

    What to do for fun

    One thing my roommates and I like to do for fun is go to this bowling alley called Nine 8 Nine right off of broomfield. Also, Central has concerts put on by the program board, which is fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food was great my first year and was just okay my second year. What was nice about the food was all the different choices. Also, not having to cook for yourself was a great thing as well. However, fresh foods last year 2012 the food was not all that great. They would run out of bagels in the morning and dinner food at night.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my first two years on campus. The first year was the best because I lived in the Towers. I made so many new friends while living in the Towers!

    Academic Rigor

    I have had a few challenging classes, but most professors are great with meeting and helping out of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out your professors on ratemyprofessor.com. Having a great professor is the key to a successful grade. Live on campus your first couple of years. By living on campus you get to meet so many more people because once you move off campus things are a lot different. Also, participate in leadership safari! Leadership safari was a blast and helped with knowing campus before classes started.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great school to attend. The campus has this feeling of old and new. There is always so much going on you will never be bored.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You have to be smart about where you go and whom you are going with.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    Political organizations, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Student government and tons of ways to volunteer within the community are readily available to interested persons.

    Great for these types of students

    Education, music and medical.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They apparently have quidditch tournaments.

    Bang for the buck

    The gardening is well planned and beautiful! Trees, flowers and sculptures are all over campus. Take some time to ride a bike or walk through some of the less-traveled paths.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of cultural events, small coffee houses and decent restaurants. The CMU library is an amazing resource!

    Food and Dining

    There are really good mini-restaurants in almost every major building. Good coffee and healthy food are offered.

    Dorm Life

    I hear it's interesting.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely a step up from a CC!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful at some of the local bars and don't party to the extent that you end up wasting thousands of dollars.

    In three sentences

    This college has an excellent Education and Human services building that is both technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing. The night life/party scene is a little unsavory; young women should be cautious. The professors and instructors are for the most part engaging and fun, (in the Education field, anyway).

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Too many things to name but include hiking the hills, enjoying the fresh air, fishing, hunting, camping and awesome friends.

    Food and Dining

    Love the local food of my hometown.

    Dorm Life

    The Global Campus is great because I live in my own town in my home sweet home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out CMU Global and the great opportunities to achieve yours dreams of college success on your own time.

    In three sentences

    CMU has a very valuable and rewarding Global Campus Program. The classes and time frame is accelerated and challenging to fit my lifestyle. The staff is amazingly friendly as well.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mt. Pleasant in general is full of fun things to do and places to go. The campus as well, has plenty of fun events, programs, and places to enjoy yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Every college student looks forward t going home for a home cooked meal every now and then but I see that CMU has made the effort to bring some of those elements and foods right here on campus. You don't have to look or go far for a good, warm meal.

    Dorm Life

    The staff is welcoming and good at what they do. I believe between the different places to eat available so close to home and the comfort of every dorm CMU has one of the best dorm programs around. They make so much available to every student to help ease into living on their own and taking care of themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    While academics is what you are here for and should always be taken seriously I think CMU does a great job at giving you plenty of alternative options to make your classes and schedule fit you, while still meeting requirements. As a general rule anywhere you go, academic success is highlighted and revered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack on scholarships and grants, you will absolutely appreciate all the hard work when it comes to fruition. Get involved as soon as you can and enjoy the college experience as much as possible. Studying is about as important as they have made it out to be but do NOT be nervous.

    In three sentences

    CMU is the perfect school to get involved and build a fun community. Between advisors, residence staff and even other friendly students you could never be lost or confused. Central is the perfect opportunity and while college is not for everyone CMU has it all.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Central Michigan University has over 200 student organizations for students to join. They have anything from the greek life to Harry Potter clubs. They also have the SAC (student activity center) on campus which is a fitness facility that has basketball courts, volleyball courts, a bowling ally and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Central Michigan University has numerous cafeterias on campus. Some including RFOC (real food on campus), Freshies (the Fresh food) and the Down Under food court. They have plenty of variety to choose from with vegan and vegetarian choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quite spacious. There are two bedrooms and a living room that connects the bedroom. There is also a bathroom that the four of you will share. The dorms are set up to have a more social setting.

    Academic Rigor

    Central Michigan Univeristy is very serious about their academics. They set up every student with more than a chance to succeed. They provide free math tutors centers, writing centers, professor hours and one-on-one tutors. The professors generally care about their students and helping them to achieve the success they need after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. A univeristy presents numerous opportunities that will push you out of your comfort zone. Embrace it, live it, and keep working towards the goals you have. Central Michigan University has made me grow personally and professionally.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan Univeristy offers exceptional education and experiences. The professors strive to help their students to become successful on any level. People on campus are more than willing to stop and help you out if you have questions or need assistance.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Really good choices in the cafeterias and most of the newer dorms have a dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    People are really friendly and helpful. It makes the transition moving from home easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The early classes that you take are not the most difficult, but the further you go in your education, the tougher it gets.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your experiences

    In three sentences

    A great campus experience with good professors and a good student life.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus there are blue lights with buttons that you press if you feel threatened. police will be there within a minute. I've never seen it used. but the thought that it is there is great for all students.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the SAC, basketball courts, indoor soccer/hockey, swimming pool, bowling, weight room, tennis courts. Disc Golf course just south of campus.

    Food and Dining

    Merrill and Woldt dining complexes are the best. great food.

    Dorm Life

    If not in one of the newer dorms, can feel like your in a prison. Campus atmosphere while living on campus was great. many activities to do as a dorm room hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are good here, class sizes are small for being a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the free helpful things on campus. The SAC is great for any activities you want to do with friends, or workout. There are plenty of centers to help with your classes.

    In three sentences

    I am in my fourth year here at Central Michigan University. The atmosphere on campus is great. The campus is big enough for all the facilities, but not far enough to make walks long between classes.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central overall is a pretty safe campus. I don't feel scared walking back from my night class but if you do feel scared you can always call Safe Ride and they'll pick you up on campus and take you back to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for just about anything here on campus. If they don't have the club you're looking for it's not too difficult for you to start your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For homecoming every year they have a parade that goes downtown and all week before that dorms like Larzelere and Trout will compete in homecoming activities like finding the medallion. Every year, the Sunday before final exams we do a midnight scream where everyone screams out their windows.

    What to do for fun

    Mt. Pleasant is a small town but there's always things to do. If you're in the towers or another dorm they will host little things for you to do like workout classes or speed dating to get to know people. You can head over to the movies or disc golfing. There's bowling and then there is always the club, Wayside.

    Food and Dining

    The RFoC (Real Food on Campus) is great. You can choose from salads to your sandwich shop to a mongolian barbecue. The Fresh Foods is like a fancy restaurant with great food as well just a different set up.

    Dorm Life

    We have a variety of dorms. We have the Towers which a lot of Freshman live in. These are the best to meet people and get to know people you will be friends with for a while. There's nicer dorms that are split into two suites and even nicer ones than that like Celani and Fabiano that you have your own rooms. I have seen dorms that are a lot smaller than the ones at Central so overall they're pretty okay.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are what you would expect college classes to be but the size also comes into place again. While there's lecture halls there are also classes small enough that you can personally get to know your professors. Just as any other college you go to you're going to have to work hard in just about any major.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are caught between saying Saginaw Valley is too small but State is too big this is the perfect campus. It's large enough that you won't know everyone here but small enough that you don't have to walk a half an hour to get to your class. We have some of the best programs here and you make so many new friends as well as have so many experiences you're not likely to forget. I love Central it's my home.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is the perfect sized campus; everything is within five minutes of each other. I have such a strong pride to be a Chippewa and am so happy I've chosen a college that is perfect for me. It's a lot of fun as well as also providing a great education for me.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    None

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    None

    Great for these types of students

    None

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Great bang for the buck, especially for military

    What to do for fun

    Don't live in Mt. Pleasant

    Food and Dining

    Don't live on campus

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in dorms

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great at helping students navigate through the college experience.

    In three sentences

    CMU is one of the best schools that I have ever attended. I am going to a global campus site, and the instructors that I have had, are nothing short of phoenomenal.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Of course stuff happens, but if you are careful and take caution to others around you, there's no reason for anyone to be afraid of CMU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week, all the residence halls and greek houses compete with each other for the CMU Medallion. The people that put on the search hide clues every night of homecoming week and it's insane how into it people get. It's a great time!

    What to do for fun

    Mount Pleasant's downtown area is such a fun place, especially before exams when all the Christmas decorations are out. There are bowling alleys in the town as well as the Student Activity Center. The Soaring Eagle casino is right down the road about 15 minutes and so is the movie theater. There is stuff to do, you just have to be willing to look and get creative.

    Food and Dining

    The food is generally pretty good, but the north residence halls don't have a very good cafeteria. The hours kind of suck on the weekends but other than that the cafeteria's are always clean and fun.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nice (Fabiano, Celani, Kesseler, Kulhavi, Carey) but they are also more expensive than the normal dorms. The north campus dorms are generally quieter and more studious because they house most of the scholarship recipients/special program students. The south and east campus dorms tend to be more obnoxious but also have the Market, Fresh Food Company, and Real Food on Campus which are the best cafeterias. It's all a matter of opinion and priority.

    Academic Rigor

    They really push you to find your niche and get involved outside of class to learn even more about your passion. The professors are really helpful and are passionate about what they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out of your dorm room and get involved. Don't party too hard on the weekends. GO TO CLASS. Central Michigan University has so much going on whether it be a musical/theater production, a sporting event, or just dorm activities. You will never be bored if you just get involved. It also helps a lot with homesickness.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan is such a friendly environment! Making friends is easy if you get involved and don't stay in your dorm room 24/7. CMU also has so many opportunities to succeed academically.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wayside (dance club) is always a hit to new freshmen during the first two months. Fridays are when it is always packed with girls and guys equally due to the free admission of the ladies. The Student Activity Center (SAC) is always a good place to burn off stress and meet new people. Such a well designed building.

    Food and Dining

    On special occasion the food in the cafeterias are amazing but other than that you're best bet is to go to buffalo wild wings and get some wings.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are sub par. I am getting an apartment next year as a sophomore to escape the crammed cafeterias and small, smelly freshmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not to bad a school when it comes to the difficultly of the classes. The professors and teacher assistants will guide you to success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out our campus before coming here blind, it is not always for everyone. If your sole reason to go away for college is to party and escape the parents, don't waste your time and most likely their money. Of course there are going to be parties but once you get hooked is when the grades start to slip quick. And finally, don't listen to anyone when it comes to scheduling. People will persuade you to make all your classes crammed on Monday and Wednesday. They are setting you up for failure.

    In three sentences

    To describe Central Michigan's community in a nut shell I would have to stress that professors would give an arm and a leg for their students to succeed. It is such a well rounded college in saying that there is an activity for everyone from every niche to have fun with. And to close it out I would like to highlight the diverse races on campus leading us to form close relationships with everyone from every part of the world.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few safety concerns but Central has a system set up to alert students via call or text to let them know when something of concern is happening. They also provide a taxi service free to anywhere on campus called Safe Rides. Central is focused on keeping their community safe and do the best they can to do so.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone! Its about finding what one is best for you and commit to it, this is where you will make friends that have similar interests to you.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is a median price when looking at any University in Michigan. The education I am receiving is worth the money. The facilities are great, they are always keeping up with technology. There is room for improvement in different departments but that is normal. There is flaws in every system and no college is better than another with this really. Central is always working to give you the best bang for your buck and as long as they are trying that is all that matters.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of things to do! -Sporting events -Up All Night Events -Concerts -Finals Week Stress Reliever Events -Clubs there is one for everyone -Free Speakers -Mainestage -But most of all just hanging out with your friends in the dorms or apartments

    Food and Dining

    I would say Central has one of the best dining. The cafeterias are modern and new and offer a wide variety of food that will please anyone. If you find there isn't something that you like they will make a meal especially for you.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for both my freshman and sophomore year and could not have made a better choice. Freshman year I was in the Wheeler hall which is one of the Towers. Here we had everything we could need all in one building we were connected to 3 other old dorms and 3 newer ones that have one central lobby and a cafeteria. There was lounges and a convenience store. You never had to leave. It was in my freshman dorm that I met my life long friends. Sophomore year I lived in the new dorms where I had my own room and plenty of storage it was perfect, less social but most people already have their set friends by then. Really the dorms are great people are worried they wont have enough space but really there was plenty!

    Academic Rigor

    Starting as a freshman I thought Central was really easy, all through out high school they tell you college is hard, but I did not see that. It may have helped that I went to a private school before hand, but it was pretty easy. I really do think that was due to my great high school education because talking to others in my class things didn't come as easy for them. However now that I am in my Junior year I see what they meant by things getting hard. This past semester has been the most challenging for me but challenging in a good way. Sure it wasn't a 4.0 semester for me but I worked hard and gave my best, and I am happy with the results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, Central was my last choice until I saw it for myself. After I had, I didn't want to leave, I knew it was meant for me. You will know if its for you or not when you visit. Very important, meet with an advisor as soon as you get to campus, not the one in your residence hall, rather one in Ronan or with the advisor for your major so you can get on the right track. You are there to learn and that is important to remember but what keeps you happy and level headed are the friends you make they help you through the good times and the hard time. So get out there and be social! College goes fast get the most out of it that you can.

    In three sentences

    Its a big campus with a small campus feel. Once you decide on your major you become a small little family. Central Michigan is my home away from home and it was the best decision I could have made.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central Michigan University is a very safe campus. There are blue lights all over campus that you can push for help if you feel threatened. There is also a program called Safe Rides that will transport you from any location on campus to another after dark. I always feel safe at CMU!

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Central Michigan University is amazing! They are so involved and active in the campus and community. It is amazing to see everything they accomplish and everything they become involved in. I love CMU's Greek life!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is such a variety on clubs and councils on Central Michigan University's campus. There is even a squirrel watching club! There are organizations for every major on campus as well. If there is not a club for your interests you can always easily start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Central Michigan University is great for all students. The possibilities here are endless. If you know what you want to major in, chances are CMU has it! There are student organizations for every interest possible and if there is not an organization for your interest, it is very easy to start one!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a botanical garden on Central Michigan University's campus with a water fountain, gazebo, and flower garden. It is truly beautiful and a great place to study outside with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your moneys worth at Central Michigan University! All athletic events at CMU are free to its students and so are the guest speakers. All services offered such as the writing and math centers are free of charge.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun things to do at Central Michigan University from attending a sporting event or guest speaker to spending a night in the dorms with your best friends. The Student Activity Center on campus has a work out center, a pool, bowling, and athletic courts as well. There are many things to do off campus in Mt. Pleasant as well such as ice skating, shopping, going out to dinner, or going to a movie!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many food options on campus and there always have ethnic cuisine options. Fresh Foods Company is my favorite. If you do not feel like going to a cafeteria, Central Michigan University also has a Subway, Quiznos, Freshens Smoothie, Einstein Bagels Co, and Starbucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Central Michigan University is amazing! You become great friends with the people in your hall within the first week there. I have met some of my best friends in the dorms and I know they will always be a part of my life. The dorms also have hall council, a laundry room, a kitchen on every floor, and much more!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Central Michigan University are challenging, but not impossible. If you are struggling with a class there is unlimited help available to you as a student. The professors do a great job of instructing the material and are very approachable if you need help or have a question.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for prospective students is to take a campus tour and meet with advisors for the major you plan on pursuing. If you know what you will be majoring in check out the classes you will have to take and see if those classes are something you would enjoy. Also, get your competency classes out of the way as soon as possible!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a college with endless opportunities for everyone. The students and faculty are always friendly, helpful, and encouraging. Central Michigan University has a beautiful campus and is my home away from home!

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Never ending options.

    What to do for fun

    There's all kinds of activities. The RA's put on activities for the residents such as movie nights. There are also speakers and performers. The SAC is also a great place to go. There is a ton of work out activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is either really bad or really good depending on the day. There is no in between.

    Dorm Life

    I joined the HPRC and it's great. It is full of people with the same interests so we all clicked right a way. We are also in a lot of the same classes so we can help each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great and help when they can. They reply to emails within 24 hours. There are also peer assistant centers, free tutoring, SI instructors, and a place where they review papers.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University was the best choice I've ever made. They match up roommates based on personality, so they know you'll get along. And the teachers here are incredible.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Central offers SafeRides which is a free ride anywhere on campus. You just call them and tell them where you are and they will pick you up. This is especially helpful if you are walking somewhere at night. There are also many blue lights around campus that are for emergencies. All residence halls close at midnight on weekdays an 2 am on weekends. You must go through the front door and show the deskie your key. The parking police and regular police make there present known also.

    What to do for fun

    If you don't feel like leaving the residence hall, there's always many events put on through hall council. The hall desk has board games and cooking supplies. The SAC has bowling, pool tables, a track, basketball courts, a gym, and a pool. The often offer free classes for things like cycling and yoga. You can also join a club sport or intramural sport. The UC often has many speakers that speak about things to college students can identify with. There are many clubs you can join, if you're interested in any clubs/organizations at all, make sure you go to Mainstage where all the organizations and clubs will be to give you information. If you don't feel satisfied with on campus activities there are many places to eat in Mount Pleasant, there's a movie theater, and many places to shop.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not too much of a fan of the food, but some of it can be food. They usually always have a pretty wide selection. If you don't want cafeteria food, there's always Starbucks, Subway, Papa Johns, and convenience stores where you can get food. Some of the markets carry salads and subs, which can be pricey but are good. They also carry a lot of microwavable food and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't like my roommates, but everyone else within my hall if very friendly. I love my RA and all the deskies are very nice and there if you need anything. Every hall always has events that anyone can participate in, which is fun if you want to take study breaks.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming straight from high school, I can't really compare my workload or the classes with any other college. However, personally, I did feel pretty challenged but not overwhelmed. I had a 3.6 GPA in high school and I finished my first semester with a 3.5 GPA. I don't party and rarely go out, so I had time to do all my work. But someone who goes out more often than I did, might have a rough time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Sign up for leadership safari, and do it! I didn't like it at first because I felt like a kindergartner; they made us share our feelings, we couldn't have our phones, we had all these activities set up, ect. But halfway through it I realized how much I was learning about campus, classes, dorms, and everything else. I was learning the things that aren't told in the pretty little pamphlets they send home. At times it was a little much; we had to get up at 7 and usually didn't get back until 10 at night. But overall it was worth it and I made some friends out of it. As far as roommates make sure you feel somewhat comfortable with your roommates before the semester starts. I pretty much went in blind, I knew them just through Facebook and that's it. However, if I could go back and find roommates who shared similar interests to me, it would make me feel more comfortable. If you don't feel comfortable living with these people, keep changing rooms until you find people you like! (do this before the semester starts). You can always change in between fall/spring semester.

    In three sentences

    Intimate college campus, everything is within walking distance. Dorm rooms are decent. Many places to use flex; Subway, Starbucks, convenience stores, Papa Johns.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus feels extremely safe. There are officers driving around at all times, and little blue emergency lights with a button you can push to call officers to your location. There is also a program called Saferides who will come and pick you up and take you to where you want to go. All of their employees have background checks, and you feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to join, you will have a hard time deciding which ones to join. Be careful not to overextend yourself as you are their for school. Some of the clubs include History club, Bands, and the Honors Society. You really need to look through the clubs and don't be afraid to try different ones out. When you find one that fits stay with it and you will rise in the leadership ranks.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for go-getter students. You need to find what you are passionate and join those activities. Professors will not track you down asking you to join a club, you must find out about it yourself. Also you need to get out of the dorm room. Sitting in the dorm room on your computer is a possibility,but you will regret it. College is about so much more than just watching Netflix it is about finding what you are passionate about and sticking with it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the week of Homecoming there is the medallion hunt. The school hides the medallion somewhere around campus and releases clues all week. It is like a huge scavenger and so much fun. Another fun tradition is the midnight scream. The Sunday before finals week all the students open their windows and scream.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little pricey, but the campus is very nice. There are many opportunities available that aren't offer other places.

    What to do for fun

    The football and basketball games are free and an absolute blast! The band helps to fire everyone up, and the students love cheering on their Chips. There is also an ice rink, and movie theater which are fun. Yes, there are parties, but you can have so much more fun without having to go to parties. If you are caught then you will have issues in the future.

    Food and Dining

    The dining experience is wonderful. All of the dining halls are clean, and the atmosphere feels like a restaurant. The food has its days. Some days are great, others not so much. Feel free to open up and try new things. Also don't be afraid to go back and get more food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life experience has allot to do with what dorm you stay in. Some dorms will be more a party dorm while others will be quiet. Also the friendliness with your neighbors will depend on the dorm, and you. If you want to have friends in the dorm do not be afraid to go out and make them. Knock on the door next door and ask them for some help moving something, or invite them over for a movie night. With people coming in and out of your room you will never be bored,

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes may not require much work but do not slack off in those classes. The harder classes will kick your butt, and having A's in those easier classes will help to save your GPA. If you are interested in the Honors Program you will have allot of work ahead of you. Yet it is worth it. You have the opportunity to work with professors, take Honor classes, and receive more scholarships. Also you will have amazing opportunities to Study Abroad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find out where all of your classes are. Wandering around campus lost on your first day is no fun. Also do some research on your own. Take everything the tour guide says with a grain of salt. Furthermore do not be afraid to apply for the Honors Program or the Leadership scholarship. These will help you in the long run and look great on job applications.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a fun-filled place where everyone can belong. There is an outstanding number of clubs to join, and the professors are great. Everyone is happy to help each other and the campus is very safe.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe during the day and at night in Mt. Pleasant. Sometimes walking by myself gets creepy, but that is just because it's dark and late at night. They have blue lights that are help buttons all over campus which provide safety and comfort to many students.

    Food and Dining

    Depends where you eat on campus, but overall decent food and always multiple choices to choose from. East campus and the towers food is the ideal place to go, but North and South aren't too bad to eat at. They have a Mongolian BBQ stir fry set up which is pretty cool too.

    Dorm Life

    Great and reasonably spacious. The RAs and staff make living in the dorms an amazing experience and I loved meeting and making life long friends. Definitely recommend to stay on campus for the first two years, you meet such great people!

    Academic Rigor

    CMU is always claimed to be an easy school to get into, but it is also an easy school to get kicked out of if you don't put fourth effort. Once you are accepted you must commit your time and studies and take college seriously or it will be a wake up call. The professors are overall pretty great, and sure the classes can get hard but in the end their strict teaching structure is worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fire up Chips! Central is an amazing experience that I would recommend to all of my friends. It is a cozy, yet huge university with a vast amount of options and great opportunities, no matter what major or personality you have!

    In three sentences

    Passionate about success. Proud of our academics. Perfect campus and college experience.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are boxes all around campus where you can push a button to get ahold of campus police if you are feeling threatened. There is a police station right on campus and there are taxi services and a service called safe rides that you can call and they will transport you to any place on campus that you can call. It is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that you can join. They range from academic clubs to sports clubs. There are also extracurricular clubs for volunteering and other various activities. If you have nothing to do on campus then that is your fault because there is always something going on and always a club or group for you to join.

    What to do for fun

    Going to sports events is fun. You get in for free if it's home and it's a great way to meet new people. Volunteering is also a good way and if you like working out the gym is also free. There are also many clubs and groups that you can join. There is always something going on around or on campus so you should never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. There are many residential restaurants around campus and each one has a variety of food. There should always be something that you like. If you don't feel like going to a residential restaurant you also have flex dollars which come along with your meal plans. It's money that the school gives you to spend at on campus markets, pizza joints, sandwich shops, or cafes like Starbucks. There are many options for eating which is a great thing to have.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is something every college student should do. It's a great way to meet new people. The dorms at Central have co-ed floors and the rooms are like suites. You have four people living in one suite and it's set up that either each person has their own bedroom and two bathrooms with a living room which costs 30% extra or there are two bedrooms, one bathroom and a common living room and you share your bedroom with one other person. Dorm life at Central is great, they let you pick your room mates by filling out a profile and you are matched up but if you end up having problems with your roommates you can be easily moved.

    Academic Rigor

    Central has challenging courses but they are also very possible. Your professors are also always willing to help you out if you are having problems. There are also study sessions every week that are led by graduate students to help you in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't really have any tips. If you like Central's campus and the friendly environment that it has then apply and go there. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly. It's a great college to apply to and attend if its something you really want to do.

    In three sentences

    Central has good academics and the professors are always there to help you. The campus is also relatively small for how many students it has, it only takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end of campus to another. Overall, Central is a very good college to go to and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in going there.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have something called Safe Rides which is a sort of taxi service to bring students from one place on campus to another for free at night. We also have campus police driving around all the time.

    Greek Life

    There are many greeks on campus, and most are decent and dedicated to volunteering in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus for students to join, and if there isn't a club already made for something then students can start one.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore on campus rips you off, but you just learn to buy your books from another source. Other than that, I think Central is decently priced.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on somewhere on campus whether it is in the residence hall or something in the Student Activity Center.

    Food and Dining

    Like most cafeterias the food could be better. But there is a great variety for it being a cafeteria and I like that they have choices for vegetarians and people who have allergies.

    Dorm Life

    I've lived in the dorms for two years now and I'm signed up to live in the dorms next year too. I love living with so many other people. There is always someone to talk to or hang out with. I also work in my residence hall and therefore a lot of people know me. It's a great way to make friends but you also don't have an excuse for skipping class since you are right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging in all the right ways. Students don't want to pay for classes that are easy, but at the same time they don't want to fail. Professors are also flexible and happy to meet with students who need extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just concentrate on finding your way around campus. Instead, notice how everyone knows someone and the community atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    There is a sense of community on campus that can be felt by not only the current students, but also by the potential students who are touring campus. There is a variety of students on campus and it is extremely easy to fit in and gain life long friends. School spirit is also visible on campus and is felt in the atmosphere, especially on game days!

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pretty small town so just hanging out with friends is all I do.

    Food and Dining

    Not amazing, but not awful either. At least not Merrill and Fresh.

    Dorm Life

    It's great meeting new people. It sucks when the people you live with don't like you and vice versa. However, you learn to make the best of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The 100 freshman level courses are not too hard at all. The toughest part is learning how to manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of winter gear in the winter.

    In three sentences

    Fun. Amazing. Cold weather....

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is actually really nice. We have safe rides, which take you anywhere on campus at night or in the evening.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to join and activities to partake in. Find one that you're interested in! We even have a CMU Squirrel club!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL students. But especially students majoring in education, business, or even health sciences. Central cares about the well-being of all students, educational or not!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the student activity center and play a sport. Join one of the hundreds of clubs, intramurals, or organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is really good if you go to the RFoC or FFoC. There's so much variety and healthy options too. There are many places to grab a quick snack as well!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome! There's opportunity to make many friends and the dorms are actually pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be pretty difficult depending on the teacher, study as much as they tell you to and you'll do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't have a chased major your first semester, shop around. Take classes that you think you could potentially major in.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University has very accommodating teachers. They also have a great community of students. Finally, there are a large variety of major/minor combinations to choose from.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The blue light security system is wonderful and safe rides are available to take people on campus after dark. The campus police is always available in a timely manner. The dorms have great deskies and RAs to secure the buildings.

    Greek Life

    I did not participate in greek life, but our community is huge! I know of many people that are focused on volunteer work!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count! IU participated in the Student Social Work Assocciation and Gerontology club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for hands on learning students, International Students, we have a wonderful education program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are traditions on campus surrounding homecoming every year, everyone gets involved in the medalian hunt!

    Bang for the buck

    There are some great community events such as the Max and Emily's concert series in downtown mt pleasant! I saw Jeff Daniels perform for free, and he was amazing!

    What to do for fun

    Ice skating at the local arena, roller blading at the spinning wheels arena, group fitness at the Student Activity Center, movies at celebration cinema and on campus viewings, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food was not the healthiest, but they did their best to present it in a friendly way. I appreciated the healthy choice, for example the fresh salad bar. The nutrition information was always available.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Calkins Hall, and I still feel like family there. My hall director was warm and welcoming. She felt more like a mother figure to everyone. Cathy Warner was always willing to give advice and help students through what ever they needed.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so many amazing life lessons and gained hands on experience at CMU. This campus is the perfect size and location. The professors and instructors feel like family and truly care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the campus community resources: one on one time with professors, guest speakers, volunteer organizations, clubs, shows, performances, career fairs, and res life. Also, take time to give back to the community of Mount Pleasant. Find yourself in the service of others!

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a small feel campus with the experience of a life time. Students will find who they are and their passion in the world. This university provides hands on learning that students will use for the rest of their lives.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    After all of the things that have happened in the recent years, I have not, not felt safe walking across campus. I had a job that I had to walk home from at two in the morning, and I never worried once.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at CMU is something to be proud of. I, personally am not in it, but my roommate is and she loves it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are seriously clubs for every type of person. There is a squirrel watching club, a quidditch team, sports clubs, pre-profession clubs, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    CMU is great for the students who are able to mix work with pleasure. The class sizes and campus are not super huge so it makes classes more pleasurable, and there are more than enough activities going on that will keep any kid busy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The English building Anspach, is not pronounced Ans-pach (for all future freshman) it's pronounced Ans-pa. Also, if you wear you're lanyard around your neck, everyone knows you're a freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    CMU is the perfect mix of school, social life, and opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do at CMU, from IM teams to clubs and other activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take first semester so lightly, you'll end up spending the next couple years making up for it.

    In three sentences

    The best decision I ever made. Central Michigan is perfect in every shape and form. It feels like home.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe rides are available for anyone who may need or wish to have one. Campus Police are always around and if needed there are emergency buttons along the sidewalks in certain areas if you may need help. I feel very safe walking around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are the main source of fun around campus. Everyone is pumped to cheer for their team. Also there are many events outside of sports to attend: music concerts, plays, and student activities are just a few. There are also many clubs to be a part of that meet every week to just have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide selection of food and places to purchase food. Healthy options are abundant and with a meal plan you are not likely to go hungry. Other than the cafeteria food, there are many places around campus that accept flex dollars (on your student ID card): Subway, Quiznos, Starbucks, and more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a lot of fun. Depending on where the majority of your classes are, you can pick a dorm that is closest to those buildings. There is also parking available for everyone (if you have a pass), and it is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    With the university program requirements and major requirements, schedules may look a little intimidating. Some classes may not be your cup of tea, but teachers are understanding and are willing to help. Classes you may not want to take can become some of the most enjoyable classes ever.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to make new friends and seek out others in your major field of Study. Join a club that relates to your major. Take advantage of office hours and homework help that is available at the library or other locations on campus. Lastly, have fun and make this experience the best one of your life. It is possible to study and have a little fun.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is a great school if you want smaller class sizes and more personal contact with teachers. It has many wonderful programs available and many on campus resources to help out students. Most teachers are available 24 hours 7 days a week, and are willing to answer any question a student may have.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Honors students Teaching students Physical Therapy students Low GPA students Direction needed students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dog Central is a restaurant that serves hot dogs that are...creative. One recipe is a hot dog with an abundance of usual fixings...plus peanut butter. Another creation includes mac and cheese and bacon. It's a lot of fun trying the new flavors.

    Bang for the buck

    Central gives out a lot of scholarships which keeps prices low. Another thing to keep in mind is you only have to live in the dorms for one year, which cuts your price in half for the next 3 years.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Activities Center has a bowling alley, which is pretty uncommon. Students can bowl for like $4. There are a lot of unique to mount pleasant restaurants to go to. Activities are constantly going on, half the time there are so many options you don't even know what to choose.

    Food and Dining

    Go to the RFOC (Real Food on Campus), they have so many options for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice; I feel like they are bigger than my friends' dorms at other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is average. Some professors will give plenty of work, others will just require you to come to class and participate. CMU is putting new freshman standards in place that involve WI (writing intensive) course(s) that must be taken, but there are a lot of options to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. CMU is very generous about giving out scholarships but you must apply early. Also, if you have the opportunity to be in the Honors program, go for it. It's amazing.

    In three sentences

    Central Michigan University is often overlooked and underestimated. The school has great teaching, physical therapy, and online programs. Central can also be made very affordable.