Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant , United States
  • 71
    Acceptance Rate
  • 200
    Available Programs
  • 21705
  • 12510
    Average Cost
  • 92
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Central Michigan University is a nationally ranked institution that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning while embracing a sense of community among our students, faculty, staff and more than 235,000 alumni around the world.

From the roots as a teachers' college, CMU offers an essential liberal arts foundation and nationally acclaimed programs in areas ranging from the health professions and engineering, to business and communications, and science and technology.

Student and faculty researchers help preserve the earth's resources, discover new ways to treat diseases, advance innovative ways to improve teaching and learning methods, and much more.

The alumni are doctors, physical therapists and physician assistants. They are CEOs, lawyers and policymakers. They are top broadcasters and journalists, fashion designers and teachers.

Established in 1892, CMU has more than 16,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and more than 8,000 enrolled online and at more than 30 locations across North America. More than 20 percent of CMU's main campus students supplement their on-campus classes with online courses.

Entry requirements

The International Office of Central Michigan University Global Campus assists applicants if:

  • You earned credits or a degree from an institution of higher learning outside the United States
  • Your birthplace is outside the United States regardless of current U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • You are a Non-Immigrant Visa Status Holder.

Evidence of English Language proficiency is required for all students who graduated from a higher education institution outside of the United States where the primary language of instruction was not English.

You must provide one of the following:

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, dated within two (2) years of admission application.
  • Score of 550 or above on a paper test or 213 or above on a computer test or 79 or above on an internet test (IBT).
  • Successfully completing (GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or it's equivalent) of at least 24 credit hours of work in a recognized undergraduate program where the language of instruction is/was English.
  • Satisfactory completion in a course of study (e.g. high school diploma or baccalaureate degree) where the language of instruction was English.
  • All test scores must be less than 2 years old.

Scholarship & funding

You're a leader, you're ready to take the next step, and Central Michigan University offers you the opportunity to find your path to success.

Undergraduate scholarships offer awards to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Approximate scholarship values based on 2019-2020 undergraduate tuition rates. To receive priority consideration for merit awards, new freshmen should submit their application by Dec. 1 and transfer students should submit their application by April 1. A complete application includes all supporting materials and the $40 application fee.


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