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
17,845
Undergraduate
Students
(56.9%) 10,156 Women
(43.1%) 7,689 Men
5,490
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 19,021 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.36
SAT Math
545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 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
84%
Average Freshman Award
$14,438
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,635
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
797
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
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
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 July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
July 1
Application Fee
$35
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
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not 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
68% of 19,021 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 11,330 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 7,691 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,710 (29%) of 12,887 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,083 (27%) of 7,741 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,627 (32%) of 5,146 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
3.36
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
545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 72%
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 March 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002243
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,154 (90.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,391 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,310 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,300 (56.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$14,438
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,156 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,584
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,765 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,890
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 287 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
800 (23.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,522

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,224 (76.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,420 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,182 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,803 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$13,337
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,233 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,765
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,624 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,194
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 689 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,283 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,471

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,635
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
1,504
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
164
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
1,008
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
222
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Systems
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Investments and Securities
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Meteorology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, apparel product development and merchandising technology, computer science, economics, experimental psychology, higher education administration, history, geographic information science, administration, Spanish, mathematics, political science, human development and family studies
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
797
Part-Time Faculty
494
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
49%
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
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,236,172
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
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
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 Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Health
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • 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
37% 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
63%
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, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
17,845
Women
10,156 (56.9%)
Men
7,689 (43.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
15,590
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.6% from 35 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,490

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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