Tuition & Fees

$13,260

$13,260

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
21%
30-36
10%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined + 5,565
Total Received 17,858
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Public

16,432

undergraduate students

5,273

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Marketing/general
  3. Exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 1106
ACT 1972

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Location

School Facts

Central Michigan University, founded in 1892, is a public, doctoral research university. Its main campus is located in Mount Pleasant, MI, with additional degree programs offered through the Global Campus unit at more than 40 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and, Mexico.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,705
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Virtual Tour

Mount Pleasant, MI

480-acre campus in Mount Pleasant (population: 25,847), 60 miles from Saginaw; more than 45 off-campus sites throughout the country. Served by bus; air serves Freeland; train serves Lansing (69 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Central Michigan University
1200 South Franklin Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 8% of male students
 
14 sororities 9% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
21%
30-36
10%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline May 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined + 5,565
Total Received 17,858

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lee Furbeck
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
P: 888 292-5366
F: 989 774-7267
cmuadmit@cmich.edu

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,145

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $12,810
Room & board $10,328
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $24,588
Average Financial Aid - $14,145
Total with Avg. Aid $10,443

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,898,940
State $2,270,884
Institutional $27,179,635
Other external $1,927,705
Total $53,277,164

Non-need-based

Federal
State $142,185
Institutional $16,076,011
Other external $3,416,676
Total $19,634,872
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 392-0007
F: 989 774-3634
financialaid@cmich.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kirk Yats
Director, Scholarships & Financial Aid
cmuosfa@cmich.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, boxing, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fishing, golf, grappling, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, softball, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, triathalon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, basketball, boxing, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fishing, golf, grappling, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathalon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, bowling, broomball, corn hole, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, football, golf scramble, pickleball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, Wiffle ball, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Michael Alford (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Cristy Freese (women's)
Executive Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-American Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Flying C
School colors
gold and maroon

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems
Acquisitions
Acquisitions Administration
Actuarial Science
Administration
Administration/General
Administration/Project Management
Advertising
Anthropology
Apparel Merchandising/Design
Apparel Product Development/Merchandising Technology
Applied Experimental Psychology
Applied Statistics/Analytics
Art
Art History
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biology/Biomedical Science
Biology/Conservation
Biology/General
Biology/Microscopy
Biology/Natural Resources
Biology/Pre-Professional
Broadcast/Cinematic Arts
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Clinical Psychology
College Teaching
Communication
Communication Disorders
Community Development
Community Health Education
Composition/Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Construction Management
Counseling
Cultural Resources Management
Cultural/Global Studies
Cybersecurity
Dietetics
Early Child Development/Learning
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Earth/Ecosystem Science
Economics
Education Administration/Education Leader
Education/Community College
Education/Curriculum/Instruction
Education/Instruction
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Media Management
Electronic Media Production
Electronic Media Studies
Elementary Education
Elementary Education-Classroom Teaching
Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
English
English Language/Literature/Young Adult Literature
English Literature/Language
English Literatures Language/Writing
English/Child/Young Adult Literature
English/Creative Writing
Enterprise Systems
Entrepreneurial Transactions
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health/Safety
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Studies
Fashion Merchandising/Design
Film Theory/Criticism
Finance
French
General Administration
General Business Administration
General Education Administration/Administrative Leadership
General Education Administration/Instructional Leadership
General Educational Administration
General Management
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geology
German
Health Administration
Health Fitness/Preventative/Rehabilitative Programs
Health Services Administration
Health Systems Leadership
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Joint
Hospitality Services Administration
Human Resources Administration
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Individualized Studies
Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Resources Management
Information Systems
Information Technology
Integrated Leadership Studies
Integrated Sciences
Integrative Public Relations
Interior Design
International Administration
International Business
International Health
International Relations
Journalism
Language Arts
Law/Economics
Leadership
Logistics
Logistics Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medicine
Meteorology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Music/Composition
Music/Conducting
Neuroscience
Nutrition/Dietetics
Personal Financial Planning
Philanthropy/Fundraising
Philosophy
Photojournalism
Physical Education
Physical Education/Coaching
Physical Education/Exercise Science
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Product Design Engineering Technology
Professional Counseling
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/State/Local Government
Public Health
Public Health Education
Public History
Public/Non Profit Administration
Purchasing/Supply Management
Reading/Literacy/K-12
Real Estate/Development/Finance
Recreation
Recreation/Park Administration
Religion
Research Administration
School Health Education
School Principalship
School Psychology
Science of Advanced Materials
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport Management
Sports Administration
Statistics
TESOL
Teachers of Students with Cognitive Impairment
Teachers of Students with Emotional Impairment
Theatre/Interpretation
Training/Development
Visual Arts Education
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Marketing/general
  3. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

21,705

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

16,432
students

Female
58%
9,471

Male
42%
6,961

24%

5,273
students

Female
60%
3,152

Male
40%
2,121

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

14,270
students

Female
58%
8,193

Male
42%
6,077

14%

2,162
students

Female
60%
1,278

Male
40%
884

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.90
College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Bangledesh
Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Hofer
989 774-4308
intlapp@cmich.edu

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