Central Methodist University is an above-average private, Christian university located in Fayette, Missouri in the Columbia, MO Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,065 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Central Methodist University acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 47% of students, Central Methodist University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
NAIA Division I
Heart of America Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Central Methodist University Reviews
I like that the campus is small and you can walk to all classes. The staff is friendly and professional and always willing to help or find the appropriate office/staff to assist. The food can be really good but not always. There are so many activities to be involved in even if your not an athlete! Overall the town of Fayette is small with few eating, off campus activities but it is centrally located so it is just a short drive to the mall, etc. Tuition is about 30K per year a little high but they work with students to find scholarships, grants, etc to help lower the cost. The dorms are old and some outdated but there is construction on campus to update facilities.
I love CMU! It’s phenomenal! Everyone is so nice an accepting! I didn’t join Greek life but my friends did so if you do join a sorority go Delta. Those girls are really nice, have good hearts, just don’t get on their bad sides. Kappas are stuck up plus they made their sorority since their president didn’t get into delta. Zetas like to make out/screw around with guys who have girlfriends, Sigma’s are bigger girls. That’s what I see from an outsiders perspective. Also TKE’s are bad. Chi deltas are super sweet and so are mokers, bangas, and the sig alphs/Phi Delts. This year took the first 30 kids who signed up their year to a royals game. The internationals get to play varsity over everyone else so that sucks. If you play sports here don’t sign for a reserve team cause you won’t ever play varsity even if they tell you, they are just recruiting you as another number. The food could be better but it’s better than high school
Central Methodist University is located in a small town called Fayette Missouri. The campus is beautiful especially during spring and summer. Each professor is dedicated to the ultimate success of the students, and do whatever possible to make sure that these students understand what they need to do to reach for that success. Although the school is located in a small town, the school holds fun activities such as taking people who sign up to the movies, baseball game, etc. or even ice cream socials and more that keep the people attending CMU involved and always meeting new people. The dorms are nice and provide everything you need to add on to the college experience. The majority of the school are athletes, and the stands are always packed and active when we are supporting each other in hopes of a win for the Eagles! I've enjoyed the students, professor, coaches, and the environment and I'm sure that you will too!