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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

101 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
From Central Michigan University

At Central Michigan University, we believe that every great success begins with a Fired-Up attitude. Finding innovative solutions to problems old and new requires a modern approach. We bring that to our education with innovative programs built to meet industry needs, flexible delivery modes to meet you where you are, and a focus on career preparation through the practical knowledge and the proven ability to apply it. Our students graduate ready to lead in their fields.

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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
70%
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,266 / 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
$9,417 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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. 191 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 190 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • All
    9%
  • None
    67%
  • Some
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,798 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,829
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
  • All of the above
    31%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Well-balanced
    13%
  • Stressed
    10%
  • Determination
    9%
  • Driven
    7%
  • Realxed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 221 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
  • Fire Up Chips
    73%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Larger school with a small school feel
    7%
  • Serious yet fun
    4%
  • Academically focused but social on the weekends
    3%
  • Get me out of here
    2%
  • Stay gold and red till you're cold and dead!
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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