Central Michigan University


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Central Michigan University

In-state Tuition

$5,868 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,632 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Clarke Historical Library (The history of Michigan and the Old Northwest Territory, Published works that shape the minds of young children, including both educational texts and children’s fiction, The history of Central Michigan University); Off-Campus Library Services

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,012,774 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,330 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,342,550 microforms.
  • 28,008 Audio/Visual items.
  • 6,371 e-books.

Museums & Art

Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Gerald L. Poor School Museum, Brooks Astronomical Observatory, University Art Gallery, University Theater, Public Broadcasting, Student Activity Center, Charles V. Park Library



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 3,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 75 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 500 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 400 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 33% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 3% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 89% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 56 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 13% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 36% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 41% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Michigan Story Festival, Native American Pow Wow, Lem Tucker Journalism Scholarship and Speaker Series Event, School of Music Opus black-tie dinner and concert, Martin Luther King Jr. Week Speaker Series and Peace March and Unity Ball, International Culture Week, CMU Student Sibling? s Weekend, Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games, Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government Public Policy forums, Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, International Dendrimer Symposium
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 251 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Delta Phi Alpha, Golden Key International Honour Society, Honors Outreach Network, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Lambda Pi Eta, Logistics Management Council, Mortar Board National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Order of Omega, Rho Lambda;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A One Christian Fellowship, Adventist Students for Christ, Apostolic Lighthouse Campus Ministry, Bahai Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Hope, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christ the King Lutheran Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fellowship of Lutherans on Campus, Hillel/Jewish Student Organization, His House Christian Fellowship, Inspiration Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Living Sacrifices for Christ, Muslim Student Association, Open Grove Society, Parish Advocates for Solidarity, Real Life Christian Fellowship, Standing in the Gap, University Church Association, Victorious Student Outreach – Christian Organization, Wesley Foundation;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Cultural Organization, Common Ground, Greyscale Press, Latino Cultural Organization, Organization for Black Unity, Pride, Spanish Club, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, Indian Students Organization, International Club, Students for a Free Tibet – Mount Pleasant, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Lambda Beta, Phi Eta Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Lambda Gamma;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Over 50 Greek Organizations (not listed), Over 20 Sports Organizations (not listed), American Advertising Federation, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Marketing Association, American Society of Interior Designers, Anthropology Club, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Biology Graduate Student Association, Business Cohort II, Business Cohort III, Business Cohort IV, Central Neuroscience Society, Class – IRA, Collegiate Middle Level Association at CMU, Communication Association, Dharma Circle, English Graduate Student Association, Family Relations Council at CMU, Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design, Future Physician Assistants at CMU, Geography Club, Geology Club, German Club, Home Builders Association, Industrial Organizational Psychology Association, International Society for Quality and Productivity Management, Master of Business Administration Association, Men Of Tomorrow, Michigan Information and Technology Society, Michigan Society of Gerontology, National Art Education Association, National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology, National Broadcasting Society-AERho, National Science Teachers Association-CMU, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Physician Assistant Club, Pre-Veterinary Club, Public Relations Student Society of America, SAP University Alliance Student User Group, Society for the Study of Religion, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Sociology Club, Sociology Graduate Student Cooperative, Speech Language and Hearing Club, Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Organization, Sport Management Association, Student Art League, Student Association for Microbiology, Student Athletic Training Organization, Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Student Dietetic Association, Student Michigan Education Association, Student National Medical Association, Student Social Work Association, Students For Higher Learning, Students in Free Enterprise, Supply Chain Management Association, The Organization of Graduate Creative Writers, The Writing Circle, American Psychological Society Student Caucus, Animal Rights Defense, Computer Science Society, Cycle Enthusiasts Organization, Financial Management Association, Gay/Straight Alliance, Global Action Network, High Adventure Club, Hospitality and Tourism Society, Humane Animal Treatment Society, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Metamorphosis Winter Guard, Moore Hall Television, Mt. Pleasant By Night, Non-Violence Coalition, Physical Therapy Student Organization, Pre-Medicine and Osteopathic Society, Queens Guard Drill Team, Ranger Club, Student Affiliates of School Psychologists, Student Environmental Alliance, Student Government Association, Student Labor Action Coalition, Students of Design, Swing Kids, WMHW-FM Student Organization, American Institute of Professional Geologists, American Meteorological Society Student Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery, Pre-Dental Society, Society of Physics Students, Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association, Society of Professional Journalists, The Paper Stash, American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, Association for the Education of Young Children, Best Buddies, Black Graduate Student Association, Black Student Union, Campus Girl Scouts, Circle K International, College Democrats Association, Program Board, Red Cross Club, Revolutionary Mindz, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, Student Alumni Association, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Student Recreation Association, Take A Stand For Kids, University Students Against Cancer, Up Till Dawn, Non-Traditional Student Organization, American Civil Liberties Union, Central Michigan Area Gamers, Clinical Student Association, College Republicans, Divine Order, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Fiction Collective, Film Society, Infusion Dance Team, Kendo Club at CMU, and more
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Central Michigan Life (three times per week), Central Review (two times per year)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Freeland (40), Lansing (69)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Lansing (69)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Mount Pleasant (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 56% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 21% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 10 fraternity houses
  • 6% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 11 sorority houses
  • 7% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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