CMU

Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,066
  • Class Notes
    677
  • Textbook Notes
    158
  • Study Guides
    230
  • Currently Enrolled
    473
  • Previously Enrolled
    711

Overview of Central Michigan University (CMU)

About this school

Central Michigan University, founded in 1892, is a public university. the quality and variety of its academic and extracurricular life reflects the responsiveness of the school to the needs of its students and to the needs of the society they will enter after graduation. Its 854-acre campus is located in Mount Pleasant, 60 miles from Saginaw
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,845
    • Men:7,689 Men (43.1%)
    • Women:10,156 Women (56.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (CMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Central Michigan 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
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
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
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1200 South Franklin Street
City, State, Zip
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone
(989) 774-3076
Fax
(989) 774-3537
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
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
68% of 19,021 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 11,330 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 7,691 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,710 (29%) of 12,887 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,083 (27%) of 7,741 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,627 (32%) of 5,146 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
545 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,510|Out-of-state: $23,670 (51.96%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,736 (40.44%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (4.15%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $830 (3.45%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Central Michigan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002243
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,154 (90.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,391 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,310 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,300 (56.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$14,438
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,156 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,584
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,765 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,890
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 287 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
800 (23.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,522

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,224 (76.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,420 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,182 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,803 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$13,337
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,233 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,765
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,624 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,194
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 689 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,283 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,471

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,635
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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (CMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


797

Part-Time Faculty


494

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


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
1,236,172
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
490
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 Michigan University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.5%

Programs & Majors (CMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (84)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Systems
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Investments and Securities
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Meteorology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, apparel product development and merchandising technology, computer science, economics, experimental psychology, higher education administration, history, geographic information science, administration, Spanish, mathematics, political science, human development and family studies

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Health Administration, Doctor of Educational Technology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine

Master's Programs of Study (77)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (CMU)

Location & Geography

Population


26,185

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


854 acres

Weather


Temperature
17.7 average low in January, 75.6 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Lansing

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Central Michigan University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,590

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,845
Women
10,156
Men
7,689

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 8.9% Black/African-American
  • 4.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.2% White
  • 1.4% Unknown

International Students


2.6% from 35 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,490

Student Resources (CMU)

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