Where is CMU located?
CMU's main campus is conveniently located in
Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a progressive city of about 25,000 residents in scenic Northern Michigan. Mount Pleasant is approximately 70 miles north of Lansing, about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.
What kind of a community is Mount Pleasant?
Mount Pleasant is a classic college town, with a quaint downtown district which features specialty stores and boutiques of all types. These shops are within walking distance of campus. While this community is fond of its classic appeal, it also is proud of its many modern facilities. New governmental buildings, numerous churches, a modern hospital, a large community library, developed parks and convenient shopping plazas blend comfortably with Mount Pleasant's heritage.
What is CMU's campus like?
CMU is a nationally distinguished university with 27,452 students statewide and beyond. CMU enrolls approximately 19,634 students on the main Mount Pleasant campus. There are international students from over 60 countries represented on campus.
Central Michigan University offers a
virtual tour of campus from which you can learn more about campus life. If you are in the Mount Pleasant area and would like to meet with us please contact the Office of International Affairs at (989) 774-1619 or email us at
What is the weather like?
Mount Pleasant has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. Normal temperatures in January range from 10°F (-12°C) to 32°F (0°C); normal July temperatures range from 73°F (23°C) to 90°F (32°C). Activities take place year round on campus and because nothing is beyond walking distance all students are able to enjoy campus life!
What calendar does CMU follow?
- Fall semester (August-December)
- Spring semester (January-May)
- First Summer semester (May-June, optional six-week session)
- Second Summer semester (June-August, optional six-week session)
For more information,
visit our academic calendar.
How many academic colleges does CMU have?
CMU is a multifaceted national university that offers students more than 200 programs at the Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist's, and Doctoral levels. CMU has
eight distinct colleges in which students can actively pursue specific academic areas of interest.
When was CMU founded?
Central Michigan Normal School opened its doors on Sept. 13, 1892, with 31 students attending classes in a rented building in downtown Mount Pleasant. The school grew quickly, and by 1918 it had become a four-year public college with 450 students attending classes on a campus that consisted of 25 acres and five buildings.
Central Michigan University has evolved into a doctoral research public university that is ranked among the best in the Midwest. CMU provides its growing student population with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, faculty who are dedicated to student-centered teaching and research, and a selection of more than 200 programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels.