Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

At Central Michigan University, we are committed to providing a comprehensive education that prepares our students for successful careers and lifelong learning. With over 24,000 students enrolled, we offer more than 200 programs across a wide range of academic fields, including business, education, health professions, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and STEM that are packed with opportunities to engage and learn in the field. 

CMU has earned distinction as a Carnegie doctoral/research university, known for the research opportunities it gives even to undergraduate students. From day one, students have access to some of the region's most state-of-the-art facilities, including our MakerBot Innovation Center and Biological Station on Beaver Island. Through hands-on learning, internships, and research opportunities alongside faculty who are teachers, mentors, and future colleagues, our students graduate with an unmatched drive and confidence that when a problem needs to be solved, it's a CMU Chippewa who'll step up. That's what We Do.

Academic Programs

  • Broadcasting
  • Culinary
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Recreation
  • Sport Management

Student experience

  • Counseling Center
  • Diversity Programming
  • Honors
  • Leadership
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Volunteer Center

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are a first-year student if you have not attended a college or university after graduating from high school. Students enrolled in high school and college concurrently and Early/Middle College students who have not attempted college coursework after graduation are first-year students.

View complete application requirements.

Deadline – Applications received by December 1 will receive priority consideration for first-come, first-served academic scholarships. Admission is still granted after December 1, but scholarship availability may be limited.

Application Processing Fee – A $40 application processing fee or a fee waiver is required when submitting the application.

Test-Optional Policy – A standardized test score is not required for most students to earn admission or a scholarship. You may, however, choose to submit a test score to be considered for a higher scholarship.

Transcripts – If your GPA is at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. If your GPA is below 2.8, a transcript is required. You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application.

Additional Information

94% of our graduates are either working in their field or pursuing further education within in six months of graduation. We support our students financially so they can focus on what matters most. About 85% of our students receive some type of financial aid. 

Visit us

Located in the middle of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Mount Pleasant is an easy drive from just about anywhere. We invite you to visit campus to learn about the admissions process, tour our facilities, and explore an academic program. 

The college experience is about discovering and igniting your passion, finding that you are excited to do whatever it is you are going to do.

Dr. Robert O. Davies, President, Central Michigan University
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Central Michigan University, Warriner 102
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, United States of America

Phone number

(989) 774-3076