Central Methodist University

411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, United States
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Overview of Central Methodist University

About this school

Central Methodist, founded in 1855, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and vocational education. Its 52-acre campus, designated a National Historic District, is located in the small town of Fayette, midway between St. Louis and Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,060
    • Men:501 (47.3%)
    • Women:559 (52.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Central Methodist University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
411 Central Methodist Square
City, State, Zip
Fayette, MO  65248-1198
Phone
(660) 248-6374
Fax
(660) 248-2287
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,357 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 623 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 734 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
363 (43%) of 850 admitted students enrolled
Women
191 (47%) of 406 admitted students enrolled
Men
172 (39%) of 444 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
64%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,420 (62.93814432989691%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,940 (20.463917525773194%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.577319587628866%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,440 (14.02061855670103%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Central Methodist University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is E00605
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
254 (92.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
229 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
229 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (23.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$20,642
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 148 (64.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,417
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 170 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,319
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 229 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (13.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,957

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
904 (87.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
834 (92.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
834 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
178 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$20,911
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 554 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,303
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,521
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 834 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
138 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,700

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


69

Part-Time Faculty


49

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
233,785

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Central Methodist University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music Education, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,709

Nearest Metropolitan Area


80 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
16.7 average low in January, 83.3 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
125 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City/St. Louis
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Boonville
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


60% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Green, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Central Methodist University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, enactus, alpha phi omega, beta beta beta, campus ministries

Sororities


27% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,034

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,060
Women
559
Men
501

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 8.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.7% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


6.3% from 29 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources