CMU Admission RequirementsMount Pleasant, Michigan
Chances of getting into Central Michigan University
How hard is it to get into CMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,293 out of 17,858 applicants were admitted making CMU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Central Michigan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% 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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CMU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>79%|
|1100 to 1200||Avg +||69%-79%|
|1000 to 1100||Avg -||57%-69%|
|900 to 1000||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 900||Low||<44%|
CMU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT24%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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 CMU?
Admission data indicates that CMU 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 #19 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Michigan University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>80%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||69%-80%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||59%-69%|
|17 to 20||Reach||47%-59%|
|Less than 17||Low||<47%|
Avg. High School GPA3.32
Typical High School GradesB+
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 CMU accepts 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of Central Michigan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||23%||22%|
Applications were DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Central Michigan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to CMU. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
69% of those who apply are granted admission to CMU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1200. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.