Tuition & Fees

$12,960

$12,960

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
31%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
18%
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,887
Declined + 6,134
Total Received 19,021
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Public

17,845

undergraduate students

5,490

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Marketing/general
  3. Logistics
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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 45 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 23,335
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (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)

Mount Pleasant, MI

480-acre campus in Mount Pleasant (population: 26,313), 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
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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

 
17 fraternities 9% of male students
 
15 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
31%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
18%
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November15 (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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,887
Declined + 6,134
Total Received 19,021

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

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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,496

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $12,510
Room & board $10,076
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $24,036
Average Financial Aid - $13,496
Total with Avg. Aid $10,540

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,035,542
State $1,520,264
Institutional $24,755,031
Other external $2,064,028
Total $52,374,865

Non-need-based

Federal $5,582
State $47,787
Institutional $11,429,930
Other external $1,284,576
Total $12,767,875
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 392-0007
F: 989 774-3634
cmuosfa@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
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
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry
Chemistry/Physics
Child Development
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Science
College Teaching
Communication
Communication Disorders
Community Development
Community Health Education
Comparative/Transnational History
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Computer Technology
Construction Management
Counseling
Cultural Resources Management
Cultural/Global Studies
Dietetics
Early Child Development/Learning
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Earth/Ecosystem Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Media Management
Electronic Media Production
Electronic Media Studies
Elementary Education-Classroom Teaching
Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Engineering Science
English
English Literature/Language
English Literatures Language/Writing
English/Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health/Safety
Environmental Studies
European History
European Studies
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Studies
Fashion Merchandising/Design
Film Theory/Criticism
Finance
French
General Administration
General Business Administration
General Management
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Health Administration
Health Services Administration
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Joint
Hospitality Services Administration
Human Resources Administration
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Individualized Studies
Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial Management/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
Journalism
Language Arts
Law/Economics
Leadership
Logistics
Logistics Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medicine
Meteorology
Modern History
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Music/Composition
Music/Conducting
Neuroscience
Nutrition/Dietetics
Oceanography
Operations Management
Personal Financial Planning
Philanthropy/Fundraising
Philosophy
Photojournalism
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Product Design Engineering Technology
Professional Counseling
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public History
Public Management
Purchasing/Supply Management
Reading/Literacy/K-12
Real Estate/Development/Finance
Recreation
Religion
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
Speech/BCA
Sport Management
Sports Administration
Statistics
Teacher Leadership
Teachers of Students with Cognitive Impairment
Teachers of Students with Emotional Impairment
Teaching College Chemistry
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Integrated Science
Theatre/Interpretation
United States History
Visual Arts Education
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Marketing/general
  3. Logistics

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

23,335

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

17,845
students

Female
57%
10,156

Male
43%
7,689

24%

5,490
students

Female
60%
3,314

Male
40%
2,176

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

15,590
students

Female
57%
8,863

Male
43%
6,727

13%

2,255
students

Female
58%
1,293

Male
42%
962

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
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 34
Countries most often represented China
Egypt
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
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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