Central Michigan University


Central Michigan University

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University is a national leader in preparing students for their future careers. Get dirty in the Great Lakes with hands-on research, or walk the runway in your own designs at the annual fashion show. Work for the student-run newspaper or study abroad to get to know new cultures. From liberal arts to STEM degrees, we’re here to help you transform your passion into a career.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Sport Management
  • Recreation
  • Entrepreneurship

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Online courses

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.

Additional Information

We want to make higher education accessible and affordable. More than 80 percent of our students receive some sort of scholarship and financial aid, many from the merit and competitive scholarships ranging from $1,000 per year to a full-ride. Plus, we’ve had the lowest cumulative tuition increase in the state since 2009.

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 check out campus either during a 2-3 hour daily visit, one of our day-long programs like College Days, or stay for an extended period to take in one of our cultural events, athletic competitions, or local attractions. Can’t make the trip to Mount Pleasant? Visit tour.cmich.edu to explore CMU’s campus online without ever leaving your home!

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, 2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Warriner 101, Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, United States of America

Phone number

(989) 774-3076