​From the day you arrive on campus, you will appreciate the small-town atmosphere of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a comfortable and friendly American university town. CMU offers the best of two worlds: reputable faculty associated with a large university and the personal attention provided by faculty members who thrive on teaching in a warm and collaborative environment.

Our students enjoy this balance and discover that CMU offers a wide variety of graduate study resources, modern facilities and technology, and many hands-on learning opportunities with professors who are leaders in their fields.

Location, Location, Location

Located in the heart of Michigan, you’re never more than one to three hours away from wherever you want to be – the Great Lakes Bay Region, the metropolitan scene in Grand Rapids, Detroit or Lansing.

Three nearby airports are:

State-of-the-art Living Facilities

The Graduate Housing Complex is a two-building, smoke-free residential housing area, located on the north end of campus. You will be steps from the Health Professions/College of Medicine building and close to Mission Street shopping and restaurants, as well as downtown Mt. Pleasant. The complex includes a fully equipped fitness center for grad students and multiple meeting rooms that will fit the needs for small to large study groups or for presentations. Choose from one, two or four bedroom layouts with features like air-conditioning, full kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and laundry room with full-sized Energy Star rated washer and dryer.

Northwest Apartments offer one and two bedroom floor plans.​ The apartments are furnished with the basic necessities: double bed, dresser, mirror, sofa, end table and coffee table. Community laundry facilities are available in each complex.

Kewadin Apartments is a family-friendly apartment complex offering two- and three-bedroom floor plans.​ The apartments are furnished with the basic necessities: double bed, dresser, mirror, sofa, end table and coffee table.​ Community laundry facilities are available in each complex.​

Breathtaking Campus Community

Connect with nature on more than 80 miles of the Chippewa River Water Trail or in Mount Pleasant's 15 area parks. Grab a meal and go shopping with a friend in the quaint downtown district. Examine culture and art at the Ziibwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways. Visit one of the city's championship golf courses. Discover the countless other activities surrounding campus. There is always something to do or see in the area!

Vibrant University Culture

Central Michigan University is proud to offer students the ability to experience a diverse world through classes and, in partnership with Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, numerous campus-wide programs and activities. International students representing 66 vountries are proud to call Mt. Pleasant home.

Looking to get involved? With more than 400 registered student organizations on campus, you're nearly guaranteed to find a group that meets your personal and professional goals and interests.

Hoping to stay active? More than 10,000 "Chips" compete on intramural teams and club sports, in one of the largest intramural programs in the nation. Access to our 175,000-square-foot Student Activity Center is at your fingertips, whether to swim, bowl, lift, stretch or run. Fresh air more your style? Consider the hundreds of miles of biking and walking trails cross campus and beyond.

At CMU, you can expect expert faculty, small classes and a campus culture rich with educational events, guest lectures, theatre performances, and top-notch athletic programs.