Central Michigan University


Central Michigan University

At Central Michigan University, we believe every success starts with a Fired-Up attitude. We offer a modern approach to education with innovative programs, flexible delivery modes, and a focus on career preparation. 
From our Mount Pleasant home and our more than 20 higher education hubs across North America, our dedicated professors bring industry experience and a student-first approach to teaching. 
Our more than 300 programs are packed with opportunities to engage and learn in the field. From day one, students have access to some of the region's most state-of-the-art facilities, including our MakerBot Innovation Center, Biological Station on Beaver Island, and Michigan's newest College of Medicine. 
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 solved, it's a CMU Chippewa who'll step up. That's what We Do.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • 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
  • Distance/online learning

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

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
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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