Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA-
Central Michigan University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Central Michigan University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science188Graduates
- Community Organization and Advocacy155Graduates
- Business Administration and Management150Graduates
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management129Graduates
- Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine110Graduates
- Public Relations108Graduates
- Child Development103Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.199 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.254 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responsesReport
After Central Michigan University
- Very Good948
The Leadership Institute and the Leadership Advancement Scholarship Program are very unique to Central Michigan University. The Leadership Advancement Scholarship is awarded to forty incoming freshman that have showed outstanding leadership skills throughout high school. I received this scholarship and it is so much more than just a scholarship. You and the thirty-nine other scholars become a cohort and a family. Your cohort gets to take classes together, work on developing leadership skills, volunteer together, and you get unique opportunities such as having dinner at the CMU President's house! CMU also offers a leadership minor, which is unique considering many schools do not offer that option. Employers always want an employee with leadership skills and the leadership minor gives you those skills.
- College Sophomore
- Dec 19 2013
I absolutely LOVE CMU. The positives outweighs the negatives. Everyone is incredibly nice on campus. I'm going into my 5th year & I've only ever met 4 outwardly rude people. The campus is also a great size, at most it only takes 15 minutes to walk from bottom to the top. Almost every faculty member I've had (every college has their duds) have been 100% dedicated to my success. Most class sizes are small, depending on what UP's (general ed classes) you take & your major. There are ample opportunities to get involved, & while the surrounding area doesn't have much there are always big events on campus every single wee, if there are not already programs going on within the Halls. CMU strives to provide students with the best resources for them to be academically successful, & for students to discover themselves as leaders. For example, I have been to over 6 leadership conferences that have all been paid for in FULL by CMU, & one of these conferences was in Pittsburgh! People see CMU as a party school, but that's because they've only ever seen the CMU party scene. When you go to CMU you know they have way more to offer than a social life. Negative reviews say parking, greek life, &, diversity, & food are the issues people have. I will acknowledge that parking is an issue because of how campus is laid out. Compared to what my friends eat at other colleges CMU's food is pretty good (trust me, I've been in the Halls for 4 years because I'm an RA). Everyone will hate on Greek Life no matter where you go. Looking at the facts, they do A LOT of volunteering & raising philanthropy money. Yes there are some who feel being in Greek Life puts them above others, but that is about 5% of the whole organization. Finally, I will also admit that based on where I'm from there is not much diversity at CMU. At the same time, CMU does an excellent job of acknowledging the importance of accepting differences between people & offer diversity classes. Besides that, overall CMU is amazing <3
- College Senior
- July 8 2015
My overall experience has been very stupendous. I have learned things that I would have never learned if I did not come to Central Michigan University and surprisingly it was not in the classroom. I have become prone to personal development which is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities and consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realize their maximum potential. I have learned that I do not want to live the life of my peers and professors just by going to their classes especially since they only make roughly 50,000 dollars a year. I have learned that I cannot create the life that I want for myself by learning from someone who doesn't have what I want in life. That is the ultimate experience! My school is unique because there are individuals who I have linked up with who are intensively changing their paradigms from being average to creating their futures of living abundant lives just as I believe everyone in the world should. I would choose to go to this college all over again if I had to do it all over again because if I hadn't come I would not be the person that I am today. If you are not growing then you are dying; there is no in between unfortunately. In other words, attending Central Michigan University has allowed me to do just that; grow.
- College Junior
- July 19 2015