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Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 19,877 full time undergraduate students, and 6,109 full time graduate students.
The Central Michigan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 850 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Central Michigan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CMU are considered Selective, with ,143% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Central Michigan University.
274 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
200 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
287 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
299 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
299 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
299 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
299 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
301 Students rated academics 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
137 Students rated Central Michigan University
I enjoy going to Central Michigan University. They have an excellent fashion program, and many career opportunities. I would say however, most of the job events at CMU (Central Michigan University) are geared towards the marketing and logistics profession, so it can be hard to find other jobs outside of those two. Another thing I would say is that CMU is remarkably diverse, and the students are kind. I have made more friendships within my first year than I did in high school, middle school, and elementary school. CMU also has plenty of resources for career preparation, such as free resume critiques, free professional outfits for interviews, meetings, or events, and even mock interviews! There is also free counseling for students, which I found extremely helpful during my first year. The campus size is decent, I could typically reach the opposite side of campus within 15-20 minutes while walking, and I could always cut through buildings to decrease the time. The academic structure of CMU is amazing, and always incorporates professional development into all courses. Many of the professors are extremely helpful and will accommodate your needs if you talk to them. The campus is also extremely safe. All buildings are equipped with a keycard scanner needed for entering buildings and authorized rooms. There are also many blue emergency lights around campus, so it’s an added layer of protection to students. Overall, I believe Central Michigan is a great college to go to, and there are many advantages and career opportunities in all fields within the university!
I love CMU! I feel extremely comfortable on campus, the class sizes are great, and campus is the perfect size. There are a lot of parks and restaurants in Mount Pleasant so there is always something to do. Central Michigan makes it very easy to get involved even through a pandemic.
Central Michigan University is a nice school depending on what you major is. If you are going to be a teach this is an excellent school, but if you are like me going for psychology this is not the best school. I feel like they do not take Psychology serious enough because you need very little credits for the major and there is not really any extra things going on here for that. Also it is good if you are going to be an actor or an anchor because they have a Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts major which a lot of other schools do not have.
Central Michigan University is a school for people who are passionate, with a fire in their hearts for what they love. It's a place for people who want to "put their stamp on the world", and ultimately, it's a place where you discover your future, true self, and your path forward. CMU is a community where we make lifelong connections and share an unmatched spirit and pride in the Chippewa name. For myself and 27,000 others, Central Michigan University is our home, and we wouldn't want it any other way.
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If I could go back in time I would tell myself one thing and that's "Don't worry so much". I would explain to not worry about the future, because if you always focus on how things will be a year, five years, ten years down the road then you will never really be able to enjoy a moment. You will make plenty of new friends, your friends from home will do the same, so don't worry about losing them because you wont. You don't have to know what you're majoring in right from the start, it will all get figured out. Just understand that everything will change but eventually that change will become normal. All of the thoughts of uncertainty dissapear and you will realize that being happy is something that comes from within yourself, not from the kind of people you attract and get to know. Enjoy the moment, enjoy every day before you leave for school, enjoy feeling like a kid and being with your bestfriends everyday this summer, but don't be scared to leave. Change makes us who we are, everything works itself out if you put the effort in.
My classmates have all been welcoming. I feel they are all friendly and are in the same boat I am in. They are all up for making new friends and getting to know each individual personally.
This school is large enough to give a really good variety in education choices, yet small enough to have that home-town feel. The students/staff/faculty are very friendly and welcoming to everyone that comes here.
The most recent controversy was related to a student who hung nooses in one of the technical buildings (this was this past fall). He claimed it was a joke related to Halloween.
The main experience I'll always remember about CMU surround my time with Phi Sigma Sigma - the BEST sorority on campus!!
The education here at CMU is geared towards getting solid job opportunities once you leave. Internships are highly recommended, and greatly help in obtaining post-graduation jobs.
No they are not!!!
People party here like they do at most any other University across the campus. Greek life is not as vast here as at other campuses, but the population is close and IS growing.
I dont think there are a lot of sterotypes about us. We are the best.
The thing that I found to be unique about my school compared to other schools is that contrary to the fact that my university is a Division One school meaning that our population is much larger than some yet also smaller than some other Division One schools it seems as if we are much more close knit like a family. Coming to the school I would not expect that because of the large size but I am grateful to attend a university where people treat you as if they are part of their own family.
While you learn a lot in your classes, it is not too overwhelming at the undergraduate level. The graduate level, however, is very demanding, but the professors do their job well preparing you for a career.
Central Michigan University works with their students to help them achieve in the best and fastest way possible.
The overall quality of my education
A person should not attend this school if they don't want to be involved. Whether it be social or academic the involvement on this campus is apparent. Everyone is extremely spirited about going here and although there is some discrimination it's an overall friendly atmosphere. Students who shouldn't attend would be anyone who's prejudiced agains a native American tribe as the Chippewa culture is intertwined with that of the university.
Anyone who is looking for a great atmosphere.
I wish I would have known that there is really nothing to do outside of the campus. There is a Walmart and a Target that's in walking distance from the school and that's it.
The campus life is so freeing. You get to live on your own and make your own decisions all while meeting new people. Everyday is a new adventure you get to dive into. The campus at CMU is not boring at all; there is always something to experience, join, or enjoy!
The most frustrating thing about Central Michigan University would probably be that it's diverse but not diverse as it could be; my university lacks the blended cultures that it needs to help prepare many of the students to for the work force. Before coming to college much of my high school was mainly one race to by coming to college I thought I'd get the opportunity to make up for that yet my school lacks that and it is quite disappointing.
We are doing pretty well in football and being a music major, I'd say our band and choir department are growing rather well.
The most common stereotype is that we're a party school for kids who weren't smart enough to go to Michigan State. Unfortunately, that does describe most of campus, but there are subgroups (Centralis Scholars, The Honors Program, The Leadership Institute, etc.) that disprove the stereotype.
Delbert Shoopman and Friends enjoy all the fun tailgating has to offer at CMU (Central Michigan University)
This story is a culmination of interviews that Central Michigan Life did while following one student through the Greek r
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending Central Michigan University receive some sort of financial aid.
34% were awarded federal grants.
While 80% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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