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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  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
106 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Website

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
July 1
Acceptance Rate
68%
    SAT Range
    1010-1200
    ACT Range
    20-27
    Application Fee
    $35
    SAT/ACT
    Required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App

    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.
    Net Price by Household Income
    • <$30k
      $11,011/ year
    • $30-48k
      $11,713/ year
    • $49-75k
      $14,008/ year
    • $76-110k
      $17,648/ year
    • $110k+
      $18,728/ year
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    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
    62%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.182 responses
    52%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.181 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    15,585Undergrads
    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 114 responses
    Report
    • All of the above
      32%
    • Friendly
      15%
    • Well-balanced
      11%
    • Stressed
      10%
    • Determination
      10%
    • 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.212 responses
    Poll
    65%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.267 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 129 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
      2%
    • 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
      $40,200/ 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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      Central Michigan University Reviews

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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.