Central Michigan University

1200 S. Franklin St., Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA | Public University | Established 1892

About us

Established in 1892, CMU has more than 16,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus. More than 20 percent of CMU's main campus students supplement their on-campus classes with online courses.

A nationally ranked institution that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning while embracing a sense of community among our students, faculty, staff and more than 235,000 alumni around the world. CMU is a university where students, faculty, staff and alumni learn to pursue excellence, live with compassion and be leaders.

A diverse campus community is inclusive of backgrounds, religions, cultures, opinions and perspectives. At CMU, we welcome and promote the rich tapestry of humanity — combining the collective talent and knowledge of students, faculty and staff from all walks of life. That diversity prepares students to compete and live in a global society. Our vision states that, “Central Michigan University, an inclusive community of scholars, is a national leader in higher education, inspiring excellence and innovation.”

Why Central Michigan University

  • Campus life: Rated one of the safest campuses in the state, CMU has 21 residence halls. The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing residents a comfortable, educational, diverse, and caring community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are valued.

  • Facilities: The campus features amenities such as workout facilities, healthy dining options (including a Mongolian BBQ!), student success coaches, and living/learning environments for those who share academic interests.

  • City: A safe, relaxing environment that offers a small-town feel with all the activities and attractions of a city twice its size. From dining and golf, to canoeing to skydiving, you'll find something exciting to do.


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