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Become a CMU Student

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Freshman and transfer students

You've graduated, or will soon graduate, from high school or an equivalent program. If you have completed some college-level courses while in high school, like dual enrollment, Early Middle College or AP credits, you are still considered a freshman student.

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International students

You are not currently a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are looking to take classes in the United States on a temporary F-1 student visa.

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Graduate students

You have completed, or will soon complete, a bachelor's degree and are enrolling to pursue a master's, specialist or doctorate degree. Includes information for military and veteran students too.

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Online students

You are looking to earn a degree by attending classes online or at satellite locations, not on campus, through CMU Innovation and Online.

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Medical students

You are interested in earning an M.D. from Central Michigan University.

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Military and veteran students

You have a military background and are looking to earn a degree online or at Fort Leavenworth from Central Michigan University.

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Undergraduate admissions

Whether you're drawn to business, education, science or the arts, we have a program that aligns with your goals. We provide practical, real-world experiences and knowledge that will prepare you for the future.

Nearly 94%

are employed, engaged in volunteer service programs or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation. 

16 to 1

student-to-faculty ratio at Central Michigan University.

Graduate admissions

With +100 programs at the master's, specialist and doctoral levels at CMU, you'll do the research, work alongside faculty mentors and immerse yourself in your subject.


of CMU students are pursuing a graduate degree.


continents where our students conduct research.

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CMU Innovation and Online

Through flexible course offerings and delivery methods, we help you find pathways to transform your life, business or organization. Our online learners gain valuable skills that help them do more. Our business and organization partners grow leaders from within.


of CMU classes have fewer than 40 students.


higher median earnings two years after graduation, according to

International admissions

Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, is a public research university offering over 200 programs in business, engineering, health sciences, education and more. The campus is lively, with over 300 student clubs and activities, so there's always something to do.


international students at Central Michigan University.


countries our international students call home.

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