Central Michigan University

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world rank  742

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University Overview

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Mount Pleasant (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Central Michigan University (CMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Central Michigan University (CMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 128 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CMU
Founded 1892
Motto Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia
Wisdom, Virtue, Friendship
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 1200 South Franklin Street
Mount Pleasant
48859 Michigan
United States
Tel +1 (989) 774 4000
Fax +1 (989) 774 7267

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 102 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant 48859
(989) 774 3076
888 2925366

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central Michigan University's Library
Central Michigan University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 671,678 physical volumes, 38,510 physical media, 138,007 digital/electronic medium and 277 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Central Michigan University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,327 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1915


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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