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

Website: www.cmich.edu/

Public
Co-ed
16,432
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 9,471 Women
(42.4%) 6,961 Men
5,273
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 17,858 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
559 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,076
Out-of-state: $35,236
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,510
Out-of-state: $23,670
Room and Board
$9,736
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$15,050
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,453
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
754
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Mount Pleasant Population
26,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
2.7% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 South Franklin Street
City, State, Zip
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone
(989) 774-3076
Fax
(989) 774-3537
E-mail
cmuadmit@cmich.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
May 1
Early Action Notification
May 8

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 17,858 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 10,801 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 7,057 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,710 (30%) of 12,293 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,940 (26%) of 7,577 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,370 (29%) of 4,716 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.41
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
559 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 52%
Top half: 70%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,076
Out-of-state: $35,236
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,510
Out-of-state: $23,670
Room and Board
$9,736
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$830
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
CMUOSFA@CMICH.EDU
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002243
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,782 (90.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,090 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,056 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,087 (56.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$15,050
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,952 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,750
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,544 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,580
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 252 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
641 (23.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,876

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,106 (76.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,559 (79.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,421 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,678 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$14,041
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,850 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,344
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,927 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,234
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 695 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,238 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,071

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,453
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
21.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
26.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
767
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
129
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
769
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
223
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,898
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Family Systems
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Meteorology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Public/Applied History
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
754
Part-Time Faculty
464
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,722,515
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
490
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Philanthropic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Western European Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Student Affairs

Location and Setting


Mount Pleasant Population
26,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
854 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.7 average low in January, 75.6 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Lansing

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x    
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf    
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
16,432
Women
9,471 (57.6%)
Men
6,961 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
14,270
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.7% from 61 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,273

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Average Starting Salary
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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