Central Michigan University: Narrative Description
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY J-20
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Tel: (989)774-4000; 888-292-5366
Web Site: http://www.cmich.edu/
State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1892. Setting: 854-acre small town campus. Endowment: $53 million. Research spending 2003-04: $6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4769 per student. Total enrollment: 27,683. Faculty: 1,062 (692 full-time, 370 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 13,593 applied, 74% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 17,500 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,416 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 39 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4610 full-time, $153.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,712 full-time, $390.40 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $755 full-time, $212.50 per term part-time. College room and board: $6160. College room only: $3080. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Residence Hall Assembly, Student Government Association, Program Board. Major annual events: Homecoming, Siblings' Weekend, Mainstage. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,985 college housing spaces available; 5,975 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles V. Park Library plus 1 other with 1 million books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,330 serials, 26,694 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $8.3 million. 1,585 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Located in the approximate center of the state, Mount Pleasant is the largest city in the county. Average temperature is 45.6 degrees; rainfall, 26.14; snowfall, 45.7 inches. The area has a hospital, auditoriums, theatres, motels, a public stadium, and its own airport. Ten lakes and a ski range nearby offer excellent recreational facilities. An Indian reservation is located four miles east of the city.
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