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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
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.
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

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
890-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,275/ 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
    $10,521/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,621/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,281/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,821/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.180 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,190Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    31%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Well-balanced
    12%
  • 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.210 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.265 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Fire Up Chips
    76%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Larger school with a small school feel
    6%
  • Serious yet fun
    5%
  • Stay gold and red till you're cold and dead!
    2%
  • Academically focused but social on the weekends
    2%
  • Get me out of here
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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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!
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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.
Great university! Small in size but very liberal staff and students, respectful people, a wide range of courses, and New Venture Competition for Entrepreneurial students! Five different police forces that are money hungry and anxious for arrests though.