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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
About Central Michigan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
101 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Website
From Central Michigan University

​​As a CMU Chippewa, you are part of a community of 27,000 students from across the United States and more than 54 countries around the world. Chippewas are champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Through the university’s more than 200 academic programs, students gain skills to research and preserve the earth’s resources, start businesses, teach youth, and treat and prevent disease.

Central Michigan University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$14,675/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,624/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.185 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,585Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,219
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    32%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Well-balanced
    12%
  • Stressed
    9%
  • Determination
    9%
  • Realxed
    8%
  • Driven
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.215 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.270 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • Fire Up Chips
    74%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Larger school with a small school feel
    6%
  • Serious yet fun
    5%
  • Academically focused but social on the weekends
    3%
  • Stay gold and red till you're cold and dead!
    2%
  • Get me out of here
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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    Upon arriving in the fall, I felt incredibly welcomed through Leadership Safari. My transition into college was worthwhile and never lost it's excitement, even as I finish up my first year. I am so impressed with the students that I am surrounded by, who are all passionate about change, diversity, inclusion, and making the world a better place. They offer amazing courses that are both challenging but doable. I have loved living in a dorm this year and had a great experience with my roommates, luckily! The campus is small enough to feel at home yet large enough to always have something going on. Food-great. Safety-great. I am genuinely having the time of my life, and am constantly finding new ways to get involved and make my stamp on the world!
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    CMU has a beautiful campus and many opportunities to get involved and meet new people. I have met people that I consider to be my best friends and it never would've happened if I didn't choose to come to Central. The diversity on campus could be improved and the living conditions aren't the best for most residence halls. The resident hall food isn't always good and I actually got sick from the food once. Although, CMU probably isn't the best College ever it has become a place that I have grown to love!
    Central Michigan is a great school! I just wish the community was more so a college town, there isn't much to do outside of campus. MY professors were amazing, they were always an email away. Library and study rooms are great, even around exams they have therapy dogs and free coffee! There are so many clubs and organizations to choose from, no matter your interests! I do wish the dorms were a bit more updated as well as some of the academic buildings, but overall it is a beautiful campus. Even parking should be updated, considering how many people have cars on campus.