Central Michigan University Reviews

  • 39 Reviews
  • Mount Pleasant (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,120
92% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 39 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Scott Stewart
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Central Michigan University was one of the best college experiences that I could have asked for. It is a larger school that feels like you know everybody. From my first day touring campus, I remember it being the most friendly campus with everyone waving hello as I walked past. I did not get that same experience anywhere else. Central instills passion for leadership on campus, with programs such as Leadership Camp for high school students, Leadership Safari for students to meet new people and learn leadership skills as they come onto campus for the first time, and their investment in the Leadership Institute. They care extensively about student involvement, with hundreds of organizations to join and gain leadership experience, as well as community service and giving back through programs such as the Alternative Breaks program, where it is a leadership throughout the country. I highly suggest coming here as I would not be the person that I am today if I went elsewhere."
Natilie Williams
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2019
  • Degree: Public Relations
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Central Michigan University is not only an affordable institution, but it also does a great job of equipping student leaders with experience. The academic programs are created for students to learn academically while gaining professional skills and personal maturation. The registered student organization are an additional source of comfort and inclusion. The large school has a small school feel with a campus that is easily accessed for navigation purposes."
Kaitlyn Randall
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2019
  • Degree: Nutrition
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"My experience at Central Michigan University CMU) could not have been better. The campus is just the right size; I grew up in a small town so I appreciated the simplicity of Mt. Pleasant where CMU is located, yet the student population is dense enough to provide students with that true college experience. I chose the school specifically because of the Dietetics program; Dr. Hildebrandt is the most knowledgable nutrition professor I have ever had the privilege to know and any individual interested in pursuing a degree in dietetics would learn dividends from this woman. I also joined ROTC while at CMU, which provided me with a close-knit community that was very active at the college and I made life-long friends from the program. I would highly recommend CMU to any student looking for the perfect college experience!"
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2019
  • Degree: Public Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This is all online. It was ok I guess. The professor I had on our leadership class was totally checked out and we didnt hear from him until the end of the course. He provided no direction and didnt respond to emails. As I approached graduation I had one professor who gave me a 3.0 in the class. I had to call her out and point out specifics of the syllabus. She then had to change my grade to a 4.0. When I had emailed her about my grade she simply tossed it off and said I didnt turn in all the assignments. Which I absolutely did. She acknowledged her mistake in an email to me and I responded with my gratitude and thanking her for helping me on this life journey to further educate myself. I had no response from her which would have been nice. In my recent course the professor gave us practice questions to work on. He simply copied questions from another course he taught. So I simply copied my answers from that course. He then failed my assignment and said I coudnt do that. I get that it was lazy on my part but it was also equally lazy on his parrt. Especially since Im paying 30,000 for this degree. So Im not impressed."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Central Michigan University offered a great Biology program. Even though CMU is a university everyone of my professors made a point to learn my name and develop a personal rapport. CMU offered so many opportunities. I was able to engage in 2 years of extensive research, SI sessions, active-learning style classrooms, tutoring, math labs, clubs and extra curricular activities. The campus aura is intoxicating and addictive, you will make life-long friends with classmates and faculty."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2018
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I got my master in graphic design from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran- Iran. I wrote my thesis in Islamic Art field and very satisfied of the professors and courses. Since we moved in the USA at 2014, getting a related job become a big challenge so I ended up to get another master in other field of art hopefully it would reach me up to a proper job."
Kaylee T
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"While at CMU, I have had many opportunities to learn and grown as a professional and a scholar. The Psychology Department is full of faculty genuinely interested in the success of their students. Beyond the Psychology Department, there are many ways for students to get involved on campus. With so many registered student organizations, there is something for everyone. While here, you will make friends that will last you a lifetime and gain experiences that will make you competitive in the workforce!"
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Completing my undergraduate degree at CMU was definitely the best choice for me. My time and experiences there prepared me for my master's degree that I am now pursuing in bilingual speech-language pathology. CMU's smaller class sizes and ability to conduct individual research with many of the professors while also having the diverse class selection is what makes it competitive with larger universities in the state. My time at Central was amazing and I would definitely recommend the school and the CDO program to any perspective students looking to have unique opportunities during their 4 years of undergrad."
Amanda Sterling
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"For the most part every one of my professors treated students with respect and understanding. I minored in American Sign Language and legal studies, and every professor I encountered for those classes, were well educated on the subject and was always willing to help with just about everything. Some professors however, would really try their hardest to make it so you fail. One of my Psychology professors, told the class on the first day no body really passes his class, he makes it so you cannot. The campus is clean for the most part, and everything is close, you can get from one side to the other within 20 minute walk."
Andrew Zeider
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Central Michigan Universities exercise science program provides students with state of the art equipment. The professors really do care about you and want you to succeed. However, you have to be the one to take the initiative because they see so many students. If you make yourself stick out from all the other faces you will go far. I recommend talking to professors at the end of the hour, sitting in the front row, and going to their office hours. Central Michigan University is a great place to go because every faculty member is there for you."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Central is A great school with lots of opportunities to get involved and grow as a person. however there is a lot of separation between the majority and the minority students. If you are a minority student you must be willing to seek your own advancement opportunities."
Ron Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Central Michigan University has a great teacher education program with many great instructors. There are small class sizes and many in class and teaching experiences. Central Michigan University has class options in East Lansing as well as Mount Pleasant."
Kasey Swoverland
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Central is an amazing college, and I feel really blessed to have found my place in community health. The professors in my program were all extremely knowledgeable and were all willing to go the extra mile to help out their students. Everyone on staff at CMU wants you to succeed, and I would recommend to anyone to go to Central Michigan University."
Jordan Charrette
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Central Michigan University prepares you for the future, whichever yours may be. CMU has quality professors who not only are exquisitely competent in the curricula, but also care about the student as a whole as well. Professors are interested in establishing rapport with students to ensure they feel comfortable and confident with their education."
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"This program was fantastic and I feel it prepared me for starting my Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. There are great opportunities to get experience within the field including observing in the on campus clinic and even having the opportunity to have hands on experience providing speech and language services as an undergraduate student. This helped me further understand and know what demands would be placed on me as a future SLP. The courses provide you with additional requirements determined by ASHA for graduation from the Masters program."
Vanessa Anne
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I completed my degree through CMU's Global Campus program which allowed me to stay close to home and continue working at the job I had at the time. My job was at Victoria's Secret and, despite most views on the company, this job was very important to me because I felt that it was teaching me things that I wasn't able to get in school. For example, 2 years into my employment, I was approached with the opportunity to participate in a 6 month management training program with the company. The great thing about this opportunity was that it prepared me for business in general, it was not solely focused on Victoria's Secret or Limited Brands (the parent company). The CMU Global Campus made it possible for me to continue working towards those goals while still obtaining a great education. My teachers for my undergraduate program were fantastic. They encouraged and pushed me to do my best with challenging projects and class participation. One of the things I like the most about the Global Campus is that you aren't learning from career professors who have no insight into the actual business world. All of my professors had been, or were currently, a part of some aspect in business for many years and were able to work that into lectures and discussions in order to give us a real world view. These teachers were also willing to work with scheduling issues. For example, when I worked my internship, there were a few nights that I had to work events that conflicted with class. Never once did I have a teacher put me in a position where I had to choose, instead they would work with me to make sure that I was able to work the event while still obtaining all information from class. If you are looking for a school that can fit a crazy schedule with teachers who understand real world experience, CMU's Global Campus should definitely be considered. Your degree comes from a nationally accredited, well known university, but can be done without having to bend and fold to the regular college lifestyle."
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2016
  • Degree: Child Development
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Central Michigan University is an amazing school with great opportunities for its students. As a Child Development major, I was able to work within the community through volunteer work and observations. Being provided with this experience will help me as I continue to further my education in the Human Service field and also when I am a working professional in this field."
Tyler Wagner
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2016
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Central Michigan University is a great institution in the laid back setting of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. One of my favorite aspects of CMU was its campus. This is because it was small enough that I could walk to all my classes, and it never took more that 15 minutes. I also enjoyed my classes. Some were very challenging, but the instructors were fantastic and provided the resources to be successful. I am happy with my degree in biology. However, I did the general option which is very non-specific and covers a vast array of topics. The downside of this is that many employers are looking for specialized graduates, so if a student is looking to work immediately upon graduation this is not the best option. The perk of this degree, is that it's perfect for students, like me, who weren't 100% sure about the career they want to pursue. With my degree I was eligible for a huge selection of graduate programs, and after deciding on a career I was able to apply, and get accepted, into a great graduate program."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The faculty are usually friendly and approachable and are willing to meet with you to assist in resolving matters. There is much online access for traditional students as well as global campus users. I have enjoyed most of my classes at this college so far and have grown with many of them I have taken. I am hoping to continue on as a graduate student in English once I finish my Accounting degree."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I enjoyed my Graduate studies at CMU. I would recommend this program to others."