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CMU Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1892
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Total International Students3050
Size of Campus in acres871
Male/Female Ratio1.23
Faculty/Student Ratio21
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 130 million
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No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses6062 USD for 4 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses5792 USD (UG)
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Q:   How many campus does Central Michigan University have?

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The main campus of Central Michigan University is located in Mt. Pleasant, besides centres in Lansing and Traverse City. Central Michigan University offers more than 300 academic programs through its seven colleges; College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Services, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Science and Engineering, and College of the Arts and Media.
 

Q:   Is Central Michigan University a public or private school?

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Central Michigan University is a leading public research institute located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It provides a comprehensive education that prepares students for successful careers and lifelong learning. More than 200 programs across varied fields are offered by the university. Some of the academic fields in which programs are offered are Business, Education, Humanities, Health Professions, Social and Behavioral Sciences, STEM and more. Also Check: Central Michigan University Reviews

 

Q:   Is Central Michigan University a hard school to get into?

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Central Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it leniently selective for admissions. It is relatively easier to get into the university for international students. However, some popular courses are more competitive than others. Therefore, admission to such programs may be a little hard than normal. International students are required to meet the minimum admission criteria to get into the university. The admission requirements will depend on the type of course and level of study.

 

Q:   How many international students are there at Central Michigan University?

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Each year, Central Michigan University welcomes around 600 students from more than 60 countries around the world. Students have the option to study undergraduate and graduate courses. It is a leading public research institute located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. CMU Michigan offers more than 200 academic programs across various academic fields like Business, Health Professions, Education, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, STEM and more.

 

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Q:   Does Central Michigan University offer scholarship for international students?

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Central Michigan University offers a variety of scholarships specially for international students. The university offers scholarships at undergraduate and graduate degree levels. Besides, the university also helps to find external funding/scholarships usually available to international students. Some of the most popular scholarships are:

Scholarship Name

Eligibility

Award

International President’s Award

Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum of 30 college credit hours completed

Save up to $8,640 - $9,020 per year

International Scholar Award

Overall GPA of 3.0-3.29

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum of 24 college credit hours completed

$4,000 per year

International Opportunity Award

Overall GPA of 2.8-2.9

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum of 24 college credit hours completed

$1,000 per year

 

Q:   Does Central Michigan University offer merit based scholarships to international students?

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Yes, Central Michigan University offers a number of merit-based scholarships to international students. International students apply to Central Michigan University have the opportunity to apply for one merit-based scholarship. Also, international students do not require to apply separately for these awards. Some of the merit-bases scholarships offered by Central Michigan University are:

  • International President’s Award
  • International Scholar Award
  • International Opportunity Award
 

Q:   Can I get an out-of-state tuition merit award at Central Michigan University?

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The Out-of-State tuition merit award is available only for graduate students. Students who meet all the requirements given below will be eligible to receive the domestic tuition rate. To get this award out-of-state students are required to meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4.0 scale
  • GRE: A minimum of 157 in verbal and 152 in quantitative
  • GMAT: A minimum score of 600
  • Proof of English Proficiency
 

CMU Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 40 - 50
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Q:   What GPA do you need to get into Central Michigan University?

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The minimum GPA requirement for an international student will depend on the type of programme and level of study. However, for general the average high school grade point of 3.52 is required for incoming freshman at Central Michigan University. To ensure the admission in your desired program, international students are advised to score more than above mentioned GPA score. Each and every programme at the university has its own course-specific admission requirement. For some courses, the minimum GPA requirement may be lesser or more than 3.52 GPA.

 

Q:   Is Central Michigan University a hard school to get into?

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Central Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it leniently selective for admissions. It is relatively easier to get into the university for international students. However, some popular courses are more competitive than others. Therefore, admission to such programs may be a little hard than normal. International students are required to meet the minimum admission criteria to get into the university. The admission requirements will depend on the type of course and level of study.

 

Q:   Is it too late to apply to Central Michigan University?

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Central Michigan University offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university takes admissions in two semesters; Fall semester and Spring semester. The admission deadline for international students at Central Michigan University are:

Intake

Deadline

Fall semester

May 15

Spring semester

Oct 1

For some graduate programs, the admission dates may vary. International students are advised to check the admission dates for individual programs and courses.

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for Central Michigan University for international students?

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For graduate international students, CMU Michigan application fee is USD 65. For undergraduate applicants, the application fee is USD 55. To take admission to this university, the applicants are required to apply online, submit all the transcripts and additional materials, English language proficiency score, etc.

 

CMU Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(14 courses)
INR 12 L - 46 L
Duration18-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 84, PTE: 53 & Above
MBA/PGDM(6 courses)
INR 10 L - 29 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 94, PTE: 53 & Above
B.Sc.(22 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
BBA(21 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
B.A.(21 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
M.A.(10 courses)
INR 11 L - 19 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 100, PTE: 53 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(10 courses)
INR 12 L - 21 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
B.Ed(18 courses)
INR 12 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
MIM(6 courses)
INR 10 L - 29 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 94, PTE: 53 & Above
Others PG(4 courses)
INR 11 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
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Q:   How to get into Central Michigan University for international students?

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International students can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and over 70 postgraduate programs at Central Michigan University. International students are advised to apply at least six months before their enrollment semester begins. The minimum admission requirements for international students to get into Central Michigan University are:

 

Q:   What is the IELTS score required for Central Michigan University for international students?

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If an international student is not from a country where English is considered a primary language, then they are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Besides, IELTS the university accepts various English language test scores as proof of proficiency in the English language. The minimum English language requirements for international students are:

Exam

Minimum Score

TOEFL

79

IELTS

6.5

PTE

53

DET

100

 

Q:   How much does Central Michigan University cost to study for Indian students?

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Central Michigan University is a public university, therefore, the tuition fee for domestic and international students may vary. Here we have given an estimated tuition fee for Indian students. The estimated cost for some popular courses are:

Course

1st Year Tuition Fees

BBA

INR 19.54 L – 20.18 L

MS

INR 10.53 L – 23.48 L

BE / BTech

INR 19.54 L – 22.45 L

MBA / PGDM

INR 15.26 L

The above given tuition fee is just an estimated figures and should be taken as a rough estimate. Also, the tuition fee is subject to vary each year.

 

Q:   What is the cost of living for Central Michigan University international students?

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CMU Michigan cost of living for international students for the academic year 2023-24 is given below:

Particulars

Expenses

Housing & food

USD 12,150 for UG

USD 8,900 for PG

Misc. expenses (Books, incidentals, and personal expenses)

USD 3,500

Health Insurance

USD 1,550

 

 

Q:   What are the English requirements for Central Michigan University?

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Below are the English requirements for Central Michigan University:

English Language proficiency 

Minimum score 

IELTS

6.5 and above in all bands

PTE Academic 

53 and above 

TOFEL

79 and above

Duolingo English Test 

100 and above 

 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

3.7/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3
Part time work3.3
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4.7
Value for money4.3
Public transportation3.3
Safety4.3
Indian Food2.7
Permanent Immigration3.7
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Master of Science in Administration - Project Management - Batch of 2023
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Serenity but challenging
Tips: Campus is really huge so it's good for walking. College conducts a lot of activities so it's fun and students can enjoy. CMU could be the best option if you are looking for courses with reasonable fees and low living expenses. However, if someone is looking high standard and wanna see US life then I doubt CMU can be a good fit.
Likes (Student Life): Mount Pleasant city is mainly known for Central Michigan University so we only see people on main campus. There is nothing much to do outside campus. There is no single Indian restaurant in Mt Pleasant. However, there are places nearby where you can roam around but need to look for public transport if you don't have a private vehicle which is again a big problem. There is nothing much in Mt Pleasant but CMU is the main reason for being in Mt Pleasant. College conduct a lot of activities so students can enjoy their time in campus.
Dislikes (Public transportation): There is only one public transport iRide which has fixed spots for pickup and drop. For commute, need to schedule in advance and waiting time is too long. It's ok during summer but really challenging during winter because of snowfall. Most of graduates' classes are in evening and there is no public transport after 8 pm. After 8 pm there is only one which is at 10 pm and nothing in between 8-10 pm.
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Master of Science in Administration - Project Management - Batch of 2024
4.5
I like CMU and never thought I made a wrong decision.
Tips: Life here is not as shown in movies. Prepare for the worst and you will survive not only here but in any other part of the world. Part-time jobs take time but you need to be patient. You can apply from India and come over here and work immediately. The climate here is very cold be prepared when you arrive. You can buy winter clothes here so don't buy winter clothes or a laptop if you don't have one.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Faculty are approachable and they welcome any sort of disagreement in the class. I have fun attending and learning things, it is way different from India. The assignments are not heavy but still make your whole week busy. To meet the faculty you need to make a prior appointment and it's complex at times but the best thing is to get your doubts clarified once the class is finished. Faculty will spend extra time if you ask questions after class.
Dislikes (Indian Food): The place where I live doesn't have any Indian stores but the food can be managed if you can cook with what you get. Try to bring spices and a cooker from India and, if possible, avoid salt and sugar for immigration purposes. Food is not that big issue here you will adjust.
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2022
3.7
Have fun, don’t stress! Study, adopt and take meaningful steps.
Tips: There'll be cultural shock for sure be it's a different country. But calming yourself down will help a lot. Thinking before doing anything is always helpful. Make friends, don't take on your heart if someone is making fun of you, you can make fun as well. I'm satisfied with the university, country and course I have chosen for my Masters.
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Master of Science in Information Systems - Batch of 2021
3.2
Hard to find part-time work.
Tips: Don't panic. The moment you enter the university seeing new people. Stay calm and join any student association they will help you in your hour of need. There are Indian stores nearby. There is so many Indian students association available. These are things students should know.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Most of the faculty in this university have high knowledge in their field. Some professors are doing research in their field that would benefit the students under the faculty. The faculty is very jovial and friendly with the students. They are supporting students in every way possible.
Dislikes (Part time work): Nowadays it is very competitive to get work. The only place you can do part-time is in college that too from 1st year 2nd sem. You will get that job only if your academics are high and with the connections you made with the seniors and with the faculty. Most of the cases getting part-time is hard.
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Q:   What is the placement rate at Central Michigan University?

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As per the Central Michigan University placement records 2020, more than 67% of the graduates were employed full-time or part-time six months after graduating. Central Michigan University prepares equips its students with all the necessary skills required to meet the challenges of this world. The university provides students with the skills and training to meet the demands of industries.

 

Q:   What is the average salary of graduates of Central Michigan University?

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Central Michigan University is a public research university. It is one of the oldest universities in the United States. This university has produced some of the most notable and influential people in the world. The graduates of Central Michigan University are at the top positions of several organizations. The average salary of the graduates of Central Michigan University is $44,974 per year with an average bonus of $4,144.

 

CMU Rankings 2024

C+Overall University Grade
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Q:   Is Central Michigan University a good school?

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Central Michigan University is one of the best public research universities in Michigan. The university is consistently ranked among the best universities globally and nationally. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked Central Michigan University in the range of #1201-1400 in the world. Also, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Central Michigan University #1365 among global universities and #250 among the national universities.

 

Q:   What is the ranking of Central Michigan University in the United States?

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Central Michigan University is a public research university. It is one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United States. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States. The U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Central Michigan University #250 among the national universities. Also, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Central Michigan University #124 among the top public schools in the United States. The university is very popular among international students and one of the most sought-after universities in the US.

 

Q:   Is Central Michigan University Tier 1 university?

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Central Michigan University is one of the best and top-rated universities in the United States. The university is consistently rated among the best universities in the world. However, Central Michigan University is not a Tier 1 university. It comes under Tier 2 universities and schools in the United States. The university is highly competitive and generally has low acceptance rates.

 

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Q:   Does Central Michigan University accept international students?

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Yes, Central Michigan University accepts more than 600 international students from over 60 countries. There are more than 200 undergraduate and over 70 graduate courses for international students to choose from across a wide range of academic fields, such as business, education, health professions, humanities, social behavioral sciences, STEM and more. The university is popular among international students and one of the most sought-after universities in the United States. From over 45 states of USA students come to study at various courses offered by the university.

 

Q:   Does Central Michigan University require application fee for international students?

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International students applying for any course are required to pay an application fee for $40 per application. Once the application form is filled out and all the documents are attached, submit the application form along with the application fees. The application fee can be paid by credit card, or by check/money order payable to Central Michigan University and written from a bank in the United States.

 

CMU FAQs

Q:   What are some of the useful tips for students starting their first semester at Central Michigan University?

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For students starting their first semester CMU Michigan, some of the tips that have to be followed are given below:

  • Introduce yourself to professors
  • Try to explore Mount Pleasant as much as possible while studying at CMU. There are various parks system, local coffee shops, and some great restaurants at Mount Pleasant
  • If you are living in the residence halls, try to get to know the other students
  • Get involved with the various activities be it student organizations or sports team at CMU Michigan
 

Q:   Why should I choose Central Michigan University?

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According to student alumni reviews, CMU is a great place to study, but this notion will depend on what a student want to study. It is a mid-size school in town but has everything that a student requires. The programs like Business, Education, and Health Education programs are well-known for being excellent.

  • Most of the professors are great and most of the facilities and buildings and clean and properly maintained
  • There are plenty of housing options
  • At the campus, there is always something going on or in town. There are various opportunities to volunteer and get involved in different causes
 

Q:   What are the best things to do on the weekends as a student at Central Michigan University?

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As a CMU Michigan student, one can take part in the following activities:

  • Attend a football game at Kelly / Shorts stadium.
  • Explore the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ market.
  • Attend a concert or event at Soaring Eagle Casino at Resort.
  • Take a hike in the nearby state parks, such as Deerfield Nature Park or Isabella County Parks and Recreation.
 
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