Central Michigan University (CMU)

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CMU can be found in Mount Pleasant, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About nineteen thousand students are enrolled at CMU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 990 (25th percentile) to 1200 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to CMU. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Central Michigan University (CMU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. CMU admits about 70 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 22 percent registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Central Michigan University (CMU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .cmich.edu.

Overall Central Michigan University (CMU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Central Michigan University was reported as 69.5% in Fall 2020 with over 16,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CMU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • CMU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Central Michigan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of CMU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Central Michigan University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.5%
  • 2017-2018: 67.8%
  • 2018-2019: 68.8%
  • 2019-2020: 69.5%
  • Projected CMU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.4%

How Does Central Michigan University (CMU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Central Michigan University is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ferris State University86.6%
Saginaw Valley State University73.2%
Davenport University81.9%
University of Michigan-Flint66.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Central Michigan University (CMU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math490 - 590
Total Score990 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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