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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University, founded in 1892, is a public university. the quality and variety of its academic and extracurricular life reflects the responsiveness of the school to the needs of its students and to the needs of the society they will enter after graduation. Its 854-acre campus is located in Mount Pleasant, 60 miles from Saginaw
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 19,923
   Women 11,290 (56.7%)
   Men 8,633 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 6,157
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 18,875 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline July 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math 509 average
430-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 518 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,494
Out-of-state: $35,014
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,150
Out-of-state: $23,670
  Room and Board $9,406
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $13,990
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 798
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Mount Pleasant Population 26,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 36% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 11% of women participate
Fraternities 9% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students 2.0% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 21.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.5%