Central Michigan University

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Introduction to Central Michigan University

Established in 1892 as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute, Central Michigan University was originally educating eighth-grade graduates. CMU has since grown with 235 acres and wide array of academic offerings.

The Charles V. Park Library was recently renovated and now holds over a million books. The school is also on the forefront of research on Alzheimer's disease, parent-child interaction therapy and forensic interviewing.

Student Life at Central Michigan University

With a student population of nearly 28,000, CMU is the fourth largest university in Michigan in a park-like campus setting. The school has 150 undergraduate programs to choose from, while graduate students have more than 60 programs.

There are 22 on-campus residence halls and a large Greek community, along with many other clubs and organizations. CMU competes at the NCAA Division I-A level in the Mid-American Conference, while other students have the chance to participate in intramural sports.

FAQs on Central Michigan University

What is the Accreditation Status of Central Michigan University?

The Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association accredits Central Michigan University. CMU is also accredited by a number of other organizations for various degree programs.

What Are the Requirements for Admission to Central Michigan University?

Admission to Central Michigan University is based on cumulative grade point average, high school curriculum, ACT test scores and extracurricular activities. Prospective students must have an approved high school diploma or equivalency through GED testing. Applicants need to submit a nonrefundable application fee, an official transcript of ACT test scores and the application for undergraduate admission.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Central Michigan University?

The majority of all CMU students receive some form of financial aid. Students will need to fill out and submit a FAFSA form for government loans and grants. Central Michigan has its own list of scholarships that are talent or merit-based, such as the Centralis Scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen.

What Career Possibilities Does Central Michigan University Offer?

At Central Michigan University, an array of interdisciplinary degrees await, leading to a chosen career path. Students can choose from eight colleges, including the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.

The Central Michigan University Department of Philosophy and Religion is home to the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, which covers issues of integrity and laws. Other academic programs focus on business administration, education specialties such as special education and elementary and human services and healthcare.

What Notable Individuals Have Graduated From Central Michigan University?

CMU boasts such esteemed graduates as world renowned sportscaster Dick Enberg, NBA standout "Thunder" Dan Majerle, Miss Michigan USA for 2006 Danielle Gay, Major League Baseball pitcher Kevin Tapani and author John Grogan.