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Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Central Michigan University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Central Michigan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Central Michigan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Central Michigan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,887 out of 19,021 applicants were admitted making Central Michigan University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Central Michigan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Central Michigan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Central Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Central Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Central Michigan University?

Central Michigan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Central Michigan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >78%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 68%-78%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 56%-68%
1000 to 1090 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1000 Low <42%
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Central Michigan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for Central Michigan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Central Michigan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Central Michigan University?

Admission data indicates that Central Michigan University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Michigan University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Central Michigan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >80%
23 to 27 Avg + 68%-80%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-68%
17 to 20 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Central Michigan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central Michigan University was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Central Michigan University accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Central Michigan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Central Michigan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Central Michigan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Central Michigan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,330 7,691 19,021
Accepted 7,741 5,146 12,887
Acceptance Rate 68% 67% 68%
Enrolled 1,779 1,297 3,076
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
207

Applicants have 207 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Central Michigan University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Central Michigan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Central Michigan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Central Michigan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169248 IPEDS survey data for Central Michigan University.