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Central Michigan University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Central Michigan University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 12,770 out of 18,575 applicants or 69% were admitted making Central Michigan University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Central Michigan University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,001 7,526 18,575
Accepted 7,695 5,043 12,770
Acceptance Rate 70% 67% 69%
Enrolled 2,055 1,431 3,486
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 28% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Central Michigan University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Central Michigan University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Michigan University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. 2 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1000 1220
SAT Reading 520 620
SAT Math 470 600
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 69%-81%
20 to 22 Avg - 59%-69%
18 to 20 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 18 Low <49%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >79%
1110 to 1220 Avg + 69%-79%
1000 to 1110 Avg - 57%-69%
890 to 1000 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 890 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Central Michigan University accepts 69% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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