B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Central Methodist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Central Methodist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-990
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,184/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,002/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,523/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,067/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,776/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,072Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
54%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Athelete
    73%
  • Academically Oriented
    18%
  • Music/Pre-Med Majors
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Small, friendly athletic school.
    58%
  • Small, friendly
    25%
  • Medium, athletic school
    8%
  • The online program is made for working individual.
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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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
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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!
I love the atmosphere of CMU and how homey it is. I have visited there many times and each and every time, everyone is very welcoming and kind no matter what the situation! Both students and professors are willing to give a helping hand