Central Methodist University

255 reviews
  1. Fayette, MO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Central Methodist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Central Methodist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
880-1220
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,785/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,011/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,027/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,530/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,262/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,157/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,149Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Athelete
    73%
  • Academically Oriented
    18%
  • Music/Pre-Med Majors
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Small, friendly athletic school.
    58%
  • Small, friendly
    25%
  • Medium, athletic school
    8%
  • The online program is made for working individual.
    8%

After Central Methodist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

255 reviews
  • Excellent
    34
  • Very Good
    92
  • Average
    100
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    7
I have had a wonderful experience at Central Methodist University so far. Everyone on campus is friendly and welcoming, the professors are willing to work with students whenever possible, and my classmates carry a wonderful reputation and are a joy to talk to. I always have a group to sit by in the cafeteria, and I have a couple of close friends whom I hang out with and talk to frequently. My first roommate is the only roommate I will need; we have so much in common, and I look forward to sharing a room with her for the next few years. I have moved over two hours away from home to spend my first semester in a dorm on campus, and I have felt welcome there, even though I am in a completely different environment.
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago
The professors care about you! The classes are not the easiest, but if you show effort in class then the professors will help you succeed. Everyone on campus is super friendly!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I love going to college at CMU. Though, some usually complain about living in the dorms, the only complaint I have are the rules and prices of Room and Board. At CMU you are not allowed to live off campus until you are 21, so most only are able to live off campus at most for 2 years. Myself, I will only have the opportunity to live off campus my senior year. This is difficult because tuition at CMU is high, and Room and Board is quite pricey as well. I already feel like I could be drowning in student loan debt already, and knowing that I could be cutting some of that cost by almost $4,000 by living off campus can be quite unsettling. Besides this factor though, I really do enjoy going to school at Central Methodist University.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 15 2015