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CMU welcomes largest freshman class in three years

Academic excellence, campus culture are appealing factors

Contact: CMU News

On the final day of Leadership Safari, the new-student academic preparation and leadership experience, Central Michigan University today announces a preliminary freshman class of more than 3,700.

It is a 25 percent increase over last year and is the largest class since 2011. It returns the university to historic levels, despite Michigan’s shrinking high school senior classes.

Steven Johnson, CMU vice president for enrollment and student services, said the new student enrollment growth reflects the collective efforts not only of the admissions and marketing teams, but also of all faculty and staff.

“The whole campus has come together to help middle and high school students appreciate CMU’s nationally ranked academic programs and the incredible experience they’ll receive here,” Johnson said.

“When students and families visit campus, they sense it. They see that CMU is a major university with a strong sense of community.

“They understand that every student is important here, and that we support them in the classroom and beyond as they discover their personal paths to successful careers,” Johnson said.

Complete enrollment numbers will be available in mid-September.

In the meantime, meet some of the newest Chippewas as they describe why they chose CMU.

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