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Colleges / Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

CMU Student Life

CMU is on a 854-acre campus in the small town setting of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

CMU Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for CMU students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? CMU has fraternities and sororities.

CMU students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Siblings Weekend and Mainstage.

Does CMU Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at CMU.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 35%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 4,950
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 3,769
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 65%

CMU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most CMU students live off campus. In 2022, 35% of undergrads at CMU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to CMU. There are 4,950 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,434 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,769 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

CMU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

CMU Athletics

At CMU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at CMU:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is CMU Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Central Michigan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The CMU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to CMU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit CMU, take U.S. Highway 127 to Mount Pleasant, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tri-City International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore CMU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About CMU

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CMU Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

86%

Full Time

14%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

76%

10%

5%

4%

1%

1%

1%

1%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

11,434

Graduate Students

4,031

Non-Resident / International Students

132

CMU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,465

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,538

Out-of-State

$13,538

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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