Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
3.91 Average Rating

Originally founded as a teachers college, Central Michigan University has grown to become a 4-year public research institution. CMU encompasses eight colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic programs. In addition, CMU is home to Beaver Island, one of two university island research centers in the Midwest. Known as the Chippewas, the school maintains a collaborative relationship with the Saginaw Chippewa tribe located at a nearby reservation. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is not checked
No
ACT
ACT is not checked
No
Transcript
Transcript is checked
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
19%
Submitting ACT
94%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1106
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,311
Total Number of Undergrads
13,031
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
54%
40-99 Students
11%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,758
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,094
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,094
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,920
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,207
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$2,955
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,287

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
79%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,330
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
410
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

0
100
36%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Chippewas
School Colors
gold and maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Saginaw
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
58%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,200

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
If you are coming to Central Michigan University you should be aware of and research of the multiple residential colleges, honors college, leadership institute, and Mac Scholar programs. Many of these colleges, Business Residential College, Science and Engineering, and Health and Professions to name a few.

Get involved in clubs and student organizations as soon as possible and be social with those in your hall. You won't believe all the new friendships you'll create.
Caleb from Lowell, MI
Central Michigan is a large MAC school with a small school feel. It is friendly and filled with people who seem to have a lot in common with me. There are a ton of options here, for everything from where to live to what to study to where to eat to things to do.
Lauren from Bloomfield Hills, MI
Central Michigan University is a big university with a small campus feel. Within my first year I connected with so many professors. They help quite me with studying, reviewing and any questions I had regrading an assignment. The community is so friendly and polite, they greet you with a smile.
Sierra from Redford, MI
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.
Jelina from Mt. Pleasant, MI

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