Overview

Applicants
17,999
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.34

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 587
SAT Math
470 - 592
SAT Writing
425 - 520
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,136
with Terminal Degree
766

637
Men
499
Women
190
Minority
36
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
0%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Interior Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Development
  • Family Systems
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dick Enberg
Broadcast

Jeff Daniels
Actor/Director

Dan Majarle
NBA Player

Robert Griffen
Former U.S. Senator

John Kulhavi
Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Peter Jon Schoomaker
U.S. Army Chief of Staff

Jeanne Ambrose
Editor, Better Homes and Gardens

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,069

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,961

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,296

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,545

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,910

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,550
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,670
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,000
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,794
Out of State
4%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
56

Demographics

1.01%
Asian
7.89%
African-American
3.35%
Hispanic
80.98%
Caucasian
3.68%
Unknown
2.63%
International

56% female
44% male
4% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
388
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
6

6% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Chippewas)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Chippewas)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Michigan State University

Sustainability

Central Michigan University has made sustainability a priority in nearly every aspect of its campus experience: energy, construction, food, waste, academics, and more. CMU conducts internal reviews of its carbon footprint, and is the first and only Michigan university to implement a wood energy system. CMU’s Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee is made up of members from almost every division of the campus, and the university’s vigilance over green issues has resulted in an impressive array of facts: 100 percent of campus meals offer a vegetarian option, 25 percent of waste is diverted from landfills, 100 percent of renewable energy is produced on-site, and 35 percent of the campus’s total energy supply is produced from renewable resources. CMU’s own internal sustainability reviews also demonstrate an inventive, committed series of green achievements: the university recently added almost 3,000 new recycling containers across campus, has collaborated with Apple to sustainably dispose of 4,800 pounds of electronics, regularly participates in RecycleMania, and has converted all its maintenance vehicles to B-20 biodiesel fuel to reduce carbon emissions. Three environmental student groups are active on campus, as well as a number of environmental studies majors and concentrations including biology, environmental studies, geography, geology, recreation, parks & leisure administration, and business administration. The campus holds an annual green jobs seminar to guide students toward careers in sustainability advancement, and the school participates in sustainability research through the Great Lakes Research Center and the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems, providing an impressive focus on the future within the university’s green efforts.

Green Rating
85
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
26%

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Gateway

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Phone
888-292-5366

Email
cmuadmit@cmich.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CMU Events Center (2010)
Education Building (2009)
Student Activity Center
Bovee University Center
Park Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Mt. Pleasant
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
Mount Pleasant City Parks
Pohl CAT Golf Couse
Michigan Vietnam State Memorial

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Saturday
8 to 5 Mon - Thurs, 10 to 2 Fri & Sat
888-292-5366

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Select Fridays and Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
heeke1dw@cmich.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
MBS Airport near Saginaw, MI and Lansing Airport are about one hour from campus. Car rentals available to drive to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Flint/Saginaw/Detroit Northern Suburbs (Warren, Troy, Oakland and Macomb Counties): Take I-75 north to the Midland US 10 exit. Follow the exit into Midland and watch signs for US 10/20. Take M-20 west into Mt. Pleasant. Once in Mt. Pleasant, M-20 becomes Pickard Street. Continue on M-20/Pickard until you reach Mission Street, the sixth stoplight. Turn left. Go to the fourth traffic light at Bellows Street, turn right. At the first stop sign (Franklin Street), turn left. Warriner Hall is on the right. For the Bovee University Center, continue to the next stop sign at the corner of Franklin and Preston Streets and turn right. The Bovee University Center is on the right. From Ann Arbor/Detroit Southern Suburbs (Livonia, Dearborn, Trenton, Wayne County): Take Interstate 96 west to Lansing, then 127 north following the directional signs to Clare. Proceed north on US 127 to the first Mt. Pleasant exit. You will exit onto Mission Street. At the third stoplight, Preston Street, turn left. Turn right at the three-way stop at Franklin Street. Warriner Hall is on the left-hand side of the street. For the Bovee University Center, continue on Preston Street through the three-way stop. The University Center is on your right. From Lansing/Battle Creek: Take Interstate 94 east to 69/27 toward Lansing. From Lansing, take US 127 north following signs to Clare. Proceed north on US 127 to the first Mt. Pleasant exit. You will exit onto Mission Street. At the third stoplight, Preston Street, turn left. Turn right at the three-way stop at Franklin Street. Warriner Hall is on the left-hand side of the street. For the Bovee University Center, continue on Preston Street through the three-way stop. The Bovee University Center is on your right. From Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo: Take Interstate 131 to Grand Rapids/Cadillac. Take highway M46 east toward Lakeview or Saginaw. At Six Lakes (blinker light), turn left or north on highway 66. Continue to Remus, and at the traffic light turn right or east on M20. Once in Mt. Pleasant, M20 becomes High Street. At the fourth traffic light (Washington Street), turn right. At the first stop sign (Bellows Street), turn left. Continue to the second stop sign at Franklin Street and turn right. Warriner Hall is on the right-hand side. For the Bovee University Center, continue to the next stop sign at the corner of Franklin and Preston Streets and turn right. The Bovee University Center is on your right. From Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula: Take I-75 to US 127 south to the first Mt. Pleasant exit, which is also Business 27. Business 27 becomes Mission Street. Turn right at the fifth traffic light, at Bellows Street. To Warriner Hall, turn left at the first stop sign (Franklin Street). Warriner Hall is on the right. For the Bovee University Center, continue to the next stop sign at the corner of Franklin and Preston. The Bovee University Center is on the right.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

17,999
Applicants
20,794
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

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