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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
91%
Out of State Students
8%
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
23,335
Total Number of Undergrads
17,845
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,509
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,745
Out-of-State Tuition
$11,745
0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,765
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
317
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Saginaw
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
62%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
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
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.
Elliot from Augusta, GA

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