Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate
19,021
Students Applied
66%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1698
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. May 1, 2020
Other
Priority Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration
December 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$35
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
61
43%
Submitting ACT
78%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1125
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
590
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
52
Top 50%
70
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
496
$30k - $48k
332
$48k - $75k
453
$75k - $110k
594
$110k+
920

Admissions Resources

Admissions Email: cmuadmit@cmich.edu
Admissions Telephone: 888-292-5366
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
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.
Jelina from Mt. Pleasant, MI
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!
Shanique from Roseville, MI
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.
Jessica from Midland, MI
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.
Ashley
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!
Haley from MT Pleasant, MI
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)!
Lauren from Chelsea, MI
Central Michigan University is a lively and social community of friends, new acquaintances, and mentors. There is always something to do whether on campus or off campus in student organizations or at our local club. You will certainly feel welcome here, just get out and enjoy yourself!
Caleb from Lowell, MI
Keep an open mind when you come to CMU as this could be a new experience for everyone. There are a lt of different types of people here from different lifestyles, but they are all here to learn and have fun and make great friends.

Make sure that you plan your time wisely, go to classes and review your notes often! And take advantage of the prof's office hours-they are there to help you.
Lauren from Bloomfield Hills, MI
Get involved, go to events, great cancer awareness month, black history month. Go to main stage it is a great opportunity to sign up for different organizations, and clubs and also meet amazing new people.
Sierra from Redford, MI

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