Central Michigan University

2,421 reviews
  1. Mount Pleasant, MI
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Central Michigan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
106 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
920-1181
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,580/ 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
    $10,753/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,136/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,455/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,346/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,703/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,976Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    32%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Well-balanced
    12%
  • Determination
    11%
  • Stressed
    10%
  • Realxed
    9%
  • Driven
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.199 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.254 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Fire Up Chips
    79%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Larger school with a small school feel
    4%
  • Serious yet fun
    3%
  • Stay gold and red till you're cold and dead!
    3%
  • Academically focused but social on the weekends
    2%
  • Get me out of here
    2%

After Central Michigan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses

Reviews

2,421 reviews
  • Excellent
    348
  • Very Good
    948
  • Average
    975
  • Poor
    111
  • Terrible
    39
It has been a good experience thus far! I came from a community college, so I appreciate being able to study material directly relating to my field and being surrounded by similarly motivated peers and faculty. The program isn't perfect for me, as there aren't many opportunities to study biological anthropology in-depth or take any archaeology classes, but for the time being, it's a good place to get started.
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago
The reason I chose central was because of the environment on and around campus. It's not a big school like Michigan state or U of M and that makes it easier to get connected with campus. The professors and other resources are very understanding and they care about your mental health just as much as your grade. This school has an abundance of opportunities to get involved on and off campus and they make living on campus an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. Central has the most school spirit I've seen on a campus this size and Central was the right choice for me. So be prepared for adventure and fire up chips!
  • Sophomore
  • 9 days ago
Central Michigan University is an amazing school. I'm glad I decided to come here. All of the teachers I've had so far have been helpful, the resources on campus like the Math Center and the Success Advisers have been really helpful. I enjoy my work-study position on campus, and I love my roommates. The CMU spirit has been a huge factor here as well. Everyone is very friendly and fired up! It makes the whole campus feel a little more home. Even though all of the projects and homework can be a little stressful sometimes, I feel like my freshman year at CMU was a success. I'm excited to come back next year.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago