Central Michigan University

2,423 reviews
  1. Mount Pleasant, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 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 49 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    20%
  • Determination
    18%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Stressed
    14%
  • Realxed
    12%
  • Well-balanced
    8%
  • Driven
    6%

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.144 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.193 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Fire Up Chips
    78%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Get me out of here
    4%
  • Serious yet fun
    4%
  • Stay gold and red till you're cold and dead!
    4%
  • Academically focused but social on the weekends
    0%
  • Larger school with a small school feel
    0%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses

Reviews

2,423 reviews
  • Excellent
    342
  • Very Good
    944
  • Average
    975
  • Poor
    111
  • Terrible
    39
I love the friendliness of Central. It was homey from my high school campus tour to my now sophomore year. Academically as students you are pushed to strive for your best, yet the school does a great job of giving fun experiences to balance out all of the hard work they ask for. My roommate my freshmen year was very rude, but my RA helped the best she could. CMU is very inclusive and really feels like a close knit community. I love my residence hall friends, friends from class, and my coworkers from the Student Activity Center. Central offers many different jobs and pushes each person to reach their goals and work their way up into the position they want. I just love being at Central Michigan University.
  • College Sophomore
  • 13 days ago
My first year at CMU I was a bit nervous because I was at a community college for 2 years so I didn't have a huge campus to walk around on but everyone that I passed by would either say hi or smile so it was a real friendly environment to be apart of. The classes aren't bad at all, the teachers actually care about how you do in their class and will help you through your struggles. The only thing I would change about it is the parking lots. It's hard to find a spot to park at during the day and sometimes you have to leave extra early do you can find a parking spot around campus. Other than that CMU is an amazing place to be at and I wouldn't want to transfer anywhere else. Fire up Chips!!
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
I am a transfer student from Delta Collage and so far I love CMU! All of my professors this semester have a passion for what they teach, and are very approachable. I was nervous coming into CMU since I transferred and I don't know many people. But people have been warm and inviting, and I have already started to make friends. I cant wait to see what next semester holds for me! Fire Up Chips!
  • College Sophomore
  • 22 days ago