Established in 1892, the Central Michigan University is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is one of the 100 largest public universities in United States of America. The university has more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and 7,000 students enrolled online at more than 60 locations across the world.
The university offers more than 200 degree programs from 8 different colleges such as College of Business Administration, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Education and Human Services, College of Graduate Studies, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine and College of Science and engineering. The most popular majors at Central Michigan University include: Management, and Related Support Services, Education, Psychology, Business, Communication, Journalism and related programs, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness studies. The master’s, specialist and doctoral levels include entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology, and physician assistant. The university’s neuroscience program was ranked first in the nation by the Society for Neuroscience. CMU follows a semester based academic calendar.
Central Michigan has a total student population of more than 26,900 of which over 20,500 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 22:1 and the acceptance rate is 72%.
The university's neuroscience program was ranked first in the nation by the Society for Neuroscience. University also offers a number of student services including career services in the form of campus recruitments and internships. The school’s alternative break program is highly popular amongst students, allowing them to travel abroad over spring, winter, or summer break to study social issues throughout the world. CMU takes pride in their biological research on Beaver Island in the center of Lake Michigan, one of two university island research centers in the Midwest.
Notable Alumni: Carter Oosterhouse (Reality TV star of Trading Spaces), John Grogan (Author of best-selling memoir Marley & Me and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist)
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