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Central Michigan University (International Students)

  • Mount Pleasant, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 20,534
    total students
  • $11,550 | $23,670
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • July 1
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

Central Michigan University Experience

Embarking on a university experience in a new country is exciting, challenging, and complex. At Central Michigan University students are not alone on this journey. The university fosters cross-cultural exchange and strive to make students part of the university family. The renowned academic programs will arm students with the tools to navigate the competitive international landscape and thrive in the global workplace.

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the 100 largest public universities in the U.S. and offers more than 200 exceptional academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. They include nationally recognized programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, entrepreneurism, teacher education, and health.

In addition, CMU has established the nation's 137th College of Medicine to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan. The inaugural class of 64 students began its studies in August 2013.

CMU helps more than 27,000 students a year acquire the skills to research and preserve the earth's resources, to start businesses, to teach youth, and to treat and prevent disease. The university hosts international students from over 54 countries and international students are an integral part of CMU campus life. Students learn to pursue excellence here. They learn to live with compassion. They learn to be leaders.

CMU's main campus is conveniently located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Park-like and dotted with majestic mature trees and expanses of green grass, the CMU campus is safe and walkable. On-campus choices include residence halls and apartment complexes with fantastic amenities. In addition to being less than a 10-minute walk from students' classes, each hall and complex offers distinct features, various living environments, and students' choice of delicious meal plans.

Learning environments

In the last 7 years, CMU has invested more than $114 million in classroom and laboratory upgrades and new construction. For its largest project ever, CMU has secured $30 million in state funding to build a high-tech $90 million biosciences building. It will include a 220-seat auditorium, 3 classrooms, and 6 24-seat teaching labs.

One of the best university libraries in the Midwest, the $50 million information center is an open, comfortable, and inviting space flooded with natural light and packed with technology. It houses more than 1.3 million print volumes, maintains 3,570 periodical and newspaper subscriptions and offers wireless on-line access to hundreds of full-text databases.

Life at CMU

It's easy to get involved at CMU. The university offers more than 250 extracurricular clubs and organizations on campus. Students will find social, cultural, political, religious, and community service organizations to name a few. Student organizations are an integral part of the student life on campus, as well as the reflection of the diverse interests and activities of the student community.

Resources for international students

When students are ready to plan their academic programs, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) offers services and coordinates activities for international students. OIA staff members will help students adjust to life at CMU.

The English Language Institute

The institute offers English language instruction to international students who want or need additional English language support to help them succeed in their academic classes.

Bridge Program

International students who meet all undergraduate admission requirements except for English language proficiency are eligible to apply for the Bridge Program. This program helps students develop their English language skills before they register for classes.

Costs of Attendance and Scholarships at CMU

CMU is committed to making students' university educations affordable for them and their families. Scholarships and other forms of assistance are available for international undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students.

Highlights

- The Academic Analytics FSP index ranked CMU among the top 20 most productive research universities of its size.

-More than 220,000 alumni worldwide

-CMU offers 150 study abroad programs in 40 countries

-CMU's Park Library has 33 miles of moveable bookshelves

-One of America's top 200 universities academically ("US News & World Report")

-Among the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools serving members of the military, veterans and spouses ("G.I. Jobs magazine")

-CMU students rank their residence halls above the national average in each of 19 categories

-One of America's top 10 graduate communication programs

-One of America's top 20 online graduate business programs ("US News and World Report")

-CMU students have won nine of 10 undergraduate neuroscience research awards in Michigan the past five years, outpacing all other state universities.

-CMU has graduated more than 150 flag officers--senior leaders in America's military.

-More than 400 students participated in official Alternative Break trips in 2012.

-"Princeton Review" names CMU in its 2013 Guide to 322 Green College. CMU is the No. 1 public university in the state for conservation rebates from DTE and is #3 in rebates from Consumers Energy. (CMU 2013 Operating Budget Letter to the Legislature)

-Highest GPA in America--CMU 2013 field hockey team

-CMU has received nearly $900,000 since 2002 from the National Science Foundation to engage undergraduate students in unsolved research problems in mathematics.

- Graduates in business programs have a nearly 90% placement rate in their chosen fields of study within 3 months of graduation.

- CMU is one of only a few universities to offer sophisticated SAP training that prepares students for real world business systems.

- The marketing program is among the largest in the U.S. and prepares students for careers in advertising, market research, retailing, and many other areas.

- The Sales Education Foundation has designated the CMU marketing and hospitality services department as one of the "Top University Sales Programs for 2011." CMU was among 48 universities in the country to receive such a ranking.

- The accounting program has earned the prestigious accounting accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

- Students in the Ph.D. Advanced Materials degree program can get involved in the vibrant materials research community, which features major corporate research and development labs at The Dow Chemical Co., Dow Corning Corp., Michigan Molecular Institute, and high-tech start-up companies in the CMU Research Corp.

- The School of Engineering and Technology trains students for some of the most cutting-edge fields. The university has accredited programs in mechanical and electrical engineering; engineering science with a biomedical engineering track; industrial technology management; construction management; and others. CMU also offers a graduate program in technology management.

- In the 2010 "U.S. News and World Report" on Best Graduate Programs, CMU programs ranked among the best in the nation were audiology, physician assistant, speech language/pathology, and clinical psychology.

- CMU psychology students perform cutting-edge research of Parkingson's and Alzheimer's diseases among renowned neuroscientists.

- Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. CMU's doctoral program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Quick Facts

-More than 200 degree programs

-27,000 students

-17:1 student to faculty member ratio

-One of America's 100 largest universities

-A Tier-One U.S. university, making it one of the top 200 academically in the nation

-No. 1 in online undergraduate education across the nation

(Global US News & World Report)

-No. 1 U.S. neuroscience undergraduate program ("CHSBS, Society for Neuroscience", Nov. 11, 2013)

-World champion students in ERPsim/SAP business management software ("Media Channel", June 13, 2013)

-No. 1 and No. 2 collegiate sales students in America ("CBA, Media Channel", April 22, 2013)

-No. 3 U.S. online graduate education for teachers and administrators ("US News and World Report")

-U.S. top 20 apparel merchandising and design program

-U.S. top 25 logistics program

-No. 4 in nation for students serving others through Alternative Breaks

-CMU has the only sociology program in the nation with a youth studies concentration and minor.

-Top 11 U.S. collegiate newspaper

-No. 1 Michigan collegiate television station

-Michigan's first and only minor in leadership

-Michigan's first and only major in recreation and event management

-First accredited U.S. athletic training and doctor of audiology programs

-100 percent, first-time pass rates on national certification exams by physical therapy, physician assistant, speech-language pathology, audiology and athletic training graduates

-First U.S. university with a bachelor's degree concentration in microscopy. Only Michigan university with a bachelor's degree concentration in microscopy

-Only Michigan university with an undergraduate degree in meteorology

-CMU's Institute for Great Lakes Research directs a $10 million federal EPA grant to monitor and assess Great Lakes coastal wetlands

-CMU's information technology major was the first in Michigan.

-2013 No. 1 NFL draft pick: offensive tackle, engineering technology major Eric Fisher




Location & Contact

Central Michigan University

Office of International Affairs
330 Ronan Hall
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859
USA

Phone: 001 (989)-774-4308
Fax: 001 (989)-774-3690
Email: intlapp@cmich.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Planning and Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photojournalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Earth Science Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health and Medical Administrative Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Therapeutic Recreation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Military Science
    • Army ROTC/Military Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sports Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied19,253
    • Accepted12,142
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled20,534
    • Female Applicants11,387
    • Females Accepted7,278
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants7,866
    • Males Accepted4,864
    • Male Acceptance Rate61%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.32
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen July 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 450 550
    • SAT Math 418 563
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 20 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$11,550
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,670
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,780.00
    • Room only *$4,390.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students20,534
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.94%
    • Black or African American7.3%
    • White or Caucasian78.67%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.67%
    • Asian.95%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races1.86%
    • Unknown4.96%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.6% representing 45 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 30%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,066
    • Full-time Percentage70%
    • Part-time Percentage30%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio21:1 or 18,331 students to 853 faculty


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