Central Michigan University: Ranking & Review

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Mount Pleasant Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 290 954
Top 6%

Central Michigan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate68%67%68%
Applicants19,0217,69111,330
Admissions12,8875,1467,741
Enrolled undergraduates3,0761,2971,779
Enrolled total (including graduate students)23,2579,84313,414

8,038 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,084 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $35. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,394
Percent of students submitting SAT scores78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
560
Math
545

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,318
Percent of students submitting ACT scores43%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
23
ACT Math
22

Central Michigan University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,076 $35,236
Off-campus $21,734 $32,894
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,736 and other expenses per full academic year.

Central Michigan University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,327 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $12,093 $22,881
Fees for full-time undergraduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $417 $789
Tuition for Full-time graduates $12,870 $18,942
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $575 $850

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 982 675 1,657
Education 267 361 14 642
Health Professions and Related Programs 275 217 148 640
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 304 52 356
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 293 38 331
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 87 243 330
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 216 84 300
Psychology 221 17 16 254
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 205 39 244
Social Sciences 206 28 234
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 144 28 172
Visual and Performing Arts 97 15 112
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 61 23 84
Engineering 60 2 62
Physical Sciences 41 19 1 61
Natural Resources and Conservation 60 60
History 33 17 50
English Language and Literature & Letters 34 16 50
Mathematics and Statistics 23 14 5 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11 5 16
Legal Professions and Studies 12 12
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 7 7
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2 2 4
Grand Total3,6431,9021845,729

A total of 3,643 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Central Michigan University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,086 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate58%54%62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

General info

Alternative namesCMU
Founded1892
MottoSapientia, Virtus, Amicitia
Wisdom, Virtue, Friendship
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,559
Instructional FTE954
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.cmich.edu
Address106 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Distant
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone9897744000
Fax+1 (989) 774 7267

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