Overview

Applicants
17,858
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.41

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Action — May 1

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,218
with Terminal Degree
820

663
Men
555
Women
202
Minority
34
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Conservation Biology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • 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.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Meeting and Event Planning.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology 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.
  • French 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.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Children's and Adolescent Literature.
  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.
  • Family Systems.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • 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/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Meteorology.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Community Organization and Advocacy.
  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior 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
No

Career Services

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

Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,358

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,112

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,453

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,560

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,510
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$12,500
Required Fees
$450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$403

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,076
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
16,432
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

1.06%
Asian
9.56%
African-American
4.98%
Hispanic
76.65%
Caucasian
1.03%
Unknown
2.12%
International

58% female
42% male
2% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lynne L'Hommedieu

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

A professional diagnosis of the learning disability by a qualified evaluator. An IEP or 504 Plan or other evidence of diagnosis may also be included.

Documentation Required for ADHD

A comprehensive diagnosis by a licensed professional, test scores ruling out concomitant conditions, and documentation of recommended medications.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
2

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
2

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
2

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
317
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
14

8% join a fraternity
9% 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)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
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.

89/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Lenovo

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Phone
(989) 774-3076

Email
cmuadmit@cmich.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CMU Events Center
Biosciences Building
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 Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

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.


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