Central Michigan is an above-average public university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,190 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Central Michigan acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Psychology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Marketing. Graduating 57% of students, Central Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.180 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science192 Graduates
Community Organization and Advocacy155 Graduates
Business Administration and Management144 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management116 Graduates
Child Development108 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management102 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.210 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.265 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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Central Michigan University Reviews
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.
CMU is a great school to attend if you're into a college that doesn't seem overwhelming. Even though there is roughly 25,000 students, the layout of the campus makes you feel like the school is not that big! There are a lot of activities to do and it's very easy to make friends and meet new people. The class sizes are also pretty small making the class experience seem less intimidating and you actually feel like you will contribute something to the class instead of being "one out of many".
I am currently a freshman at Central Michigan University. Before coming to CMU, I had no idea what college was going to be like since I was the first in my family to go to a university. I also did not have very many older friends, so I did not have anyone that I could ask what college was like, basically I went in completely blind. Ever since starting school in the fall of 2017 at CMU I have lived everything about it. If I had to choose one thing that I like the best about CMU would be the size of the campus. The campus makes me feel safe and at home. I love being able to walk everywhere. Another great aspect of CMU is how friends EVERYONE is, I can say hi to anyone and they are nice and say hi back as well as I feel safe enough to leave my dorm room door open, so I can meet people as they are walking thru the hallways. I am so glad that I chose to go to CMU! FIRE UP CHIPS!