Central Michigan University
- 4 Year
- MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Central Michigan University Reviews
Rating 3.7 out of 5 2,829 reviews
I love there online program. Best I have found. They have the most variety of degree options for online students.
Very professional in their delivery of course material and content. Helpful and efficient faculty staff . Fantastic programs .
Central Michigan University is a very nice college campus. The teachers are helpful and encourage your learning! The campus is lively and you can find people outside playing games like volleyball and frisbee all the time.
If I could give zero stars I would. I took 2 classes via distance learning for professsional development. The problems I have had afterward trying to get my transcripts sent have been horrific. The school also charged an inordinate amount in additional fees after the classes were completed. I’m still dealing with this three months after my classes were completed. I have lost a job I badly needed because my license couldn’t be renewed until they posted the transcripts. Their response “I’m sorry you didn’t understand the packet you were sent that explained this”. (There was no packet sent). Truly horrible experience. AVOID IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!!
Central Michigan University has friendly people, a walkable campus, and professors that are generally invested in your education. Parking can suck, though. It's expensive to live on campus if you don't need to, but convenient to walk around campus that way. Parking for freshmen is at the southern most end of campus, which can be a 25 minute walk if you live in north campus. The city is small but has character and an opportunity to meet the locals. Get involved with something on campus- it's the best way to make friends. There's literally an RSO for everyone- and if not, you can start your own! Jobs around and on campus generally don't pay the best, but are flexible with student schedules. Especially on campus jobs. Take the time to explore Mt. Pleasant in general, too. There's nature, beer (once you're 21), art, disc golf courses galore...I look back at my memories of CMU mostly fondly (at least the ones I remember).
I really liked how the campus was laid out as well as how small it is. It is also very close to a lot of the stores!
This school doesnt care at all about its students, it only cares about cutting corners to save/make money. My dorm room was infested with cockroaches and they told us we had to pay to take care of it. Almost all of my professors didnt do any actual teaching and instead just played videos and expected us to know all the information on the tests (which most of that info wasnt in the textbook nor did they mention it). I wouldnt recommend this school to anyone unless you want to waste a ton of money for a mediocre degree.
Choosing to attend Central Michigan University was the best decision of my life. I made many lifelong friends that I would not be the same person without. I was given opportunities to develop myself. I studied abroad and learned about being a global citizen. I gave back through volunteer opportunities, and I was able to have a fantastic on campus job in the Academic Assistance department. Fire Up!
My experience at Central was an okay experience. I think they could focus much better on the diversity at that school. Not at a lot of people with different background felt welcome. Many people would stick to who looked more like them because of this.
Many professors didn't know how to tach properly online which resulted in a very difficult learning process. However, they kept working at it and made accommodations for students which was very helpful.
I like the flexibility in the way classes are offered. You can complete some degrees strictly online. I like the split semesters. It makes the load easier for a single mom of 4.
I took all my classes online. It has provided me the flexibility I needed to complete my degree. I have gotten positive feedback and how to navigate online resources needed for each class.
I did not utilize any online learning while I attended. However, there were times when I needed to access on campus computer labs. This gave me access to resources unavailable on my own personal device as well as the ability to print large volumes that my personal printer couldn't accommodate.
Central Michigan University is a Liberal Arts school offering a wide variety of degree options. When I entered school there, I was unsure of what career path I wanted to take. The available courses gave me the opportunity to explore topics and give me exposure to available degree options. The centralized campus allowed for easy navigation of a mid-sized campus giving me the feel of college life without getting lost in the crowds. There was a wonderful mix of education, extra curriculars and sports while I attended. If I had to do it again, I would in a heartbeat.
Central is a good place if you are wanting a small-town feel to the campus. There isn't much interaction with the town, but the school has things happening all the time. I would like to see more interaction with the school and the town but the town doesn't want anything to do with the school.
In order to comply with COVID regulations, I had to take online classes. I am not good with online learning so it was very difficult, especially with professors that are not very technically adept.
Every school has something they need to improve but Central Michigan University tries their best. For example, they believed that if they closed the back doors, that will help reduce covid cases which didn’t make sense because that made people go through the main entrances which means high flow of traffic. But during covid, it’s one of the school that has the lowest covid cases because of the precaution the president enforces. The dorms are not fancy but livable.
I am doing most of my classes online; even tho it’s convenient(especially doing winter season), I’d rather go in person. Online learning does not give me the excitement to learn especially when I have over an hour classes and my professor is boring.
Learning online is hard for everyone, but CMU has done a decent job with online learning requirements as a university. The best part about it is that CMU allows students to withdrawl from a course they have done poorly in after their final grades because of online learning difficulties. This has saved many students from a failing grade this semester.
CMU is just like any other school. There isn't necessarily anything that they are doing wrong, but they follow what every other school does. I think they could be doing more but I cant complain much. During COVID they handed out free masks and gave people as much flexibility as they could. During this time i think tuition should be lowered because online learning is not the same. Theres barley any social interaction and it makes me feel trapped. Im not sure if the school has the power to lower the tuition or if it's state controlled.