Central Michigan University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Central Michigan University Cheerleaders
Central Michigan University Cheerleaders. Terry Johnston / Flickr

Central Michigan University is a generally accessible school, admitting over two-thirds of those who apply each year. As part of the application process, prospective students should submit scores from either the ACT or SAT. In addition, students should submit a completed application, high school transcripts, and an application fee. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, and to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor. Central Michigan's website has more information, and interested students are welcome to ask any questions they have about the school's admissions process.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Central Michigan University Description

Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant, is the fourth largest of Michigan's 15 public universities. Central Michigan has many notable academic features including undergraduate programs in microscopy and meteorology, the largest leisure studies program in the country, and the first accredited athletic training program in the U.S. Popular undergraduate majors include business, education, exercise science, and communications. The university is moderately selective with an average 3.3 GPA among matriculated students. CMU has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Central Michigan Chippewas compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC). Popular sports include football, basketball, field hockey, soccer, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 25,986 (19,877 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,150 (in-state); $23,670 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,406
  • Other Expenses: $938
  • Total Cost: $23,494 (in-state); $35,014 (out-of-state)

Central Michigan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,544
    • Loans: $6,109

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Football, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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