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Colleges / Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%

CMU Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Central Michigan University. Around 79% of applicants get into Central Michigan University each year. Out of 19,888 applications received in 2023, 15,701 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Central Michigan University, the fee for the application is $40.

Central Michigan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Central Michigan University's admissions stats.

Central Michigan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Central Michigan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Central Michigan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Central Michigan University?

Central Michigan University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Central Michigan University Admissions

How To Get Into Central Michigan University

CMU is a moderately difficult school to get into. CMU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, CMU accepted 79% of all applicants, approximately 15,701 from the 19,888 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CMU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Central Michigan University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Central Michigan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Central Michigan University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Central Michigan University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Central Michigan University for more information on admission factors.

Central Michigan University Application Requirements

To apply to Central Michigan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Central Michigan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Central Michigan University?

Students admitted to Central Michigan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Central Michigan University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Central Michigan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Central Michigan University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Central Michigan University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Central Michigan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central Michigan University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Central Michigan University.

Does Central Michigan University accept transfer credits?

✅ Central Michigan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central Michigan University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Central Michigan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Central Michigan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Central Michigan University?

✅ Central Michigan University is not test optional.

What is Central Michigan University's acceptance rate?

✅ Central Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Central Michigan University?

❌ Central Michigan University does not offer early decision.

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CMU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into CMU? CMU is a somewhat selective institution. The CMU acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


CMU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CMU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CMU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CMU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CMU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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