Central Michigan University started the first recreation and event management major in the state of Michigan, and the university offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs in a variety of fields. The university admits approximately 68 percent of its applicants, and its programs include a variety of athletic offerings and co-curricular enrichment programs.
CMU's primary location is Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and its doctoral programs include criminal psychology, European history and health care administration management. In addition to recreation and event management, CMU was the first Michigan university to offer an undergraduate program in neuroscience. Program offerings include a university-run television station. The university is also the only one in Michigan that offers an undergraduate meteorology degree.
CMU uses a semester-based calendar. Students attend the co-educational school full- or part-time, with the option to live on campus. Out-of-state students pay higher tuition than Michigan residents. Extracurricular opportunities include fraternities, sororities and a center that coordinates community volunteering. The school offers more than 400 co-curricular clubs for student involvement.
In addition, the university's varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. Sports broadcaster Dick Enberg is a CMU alumnus. Each year, the school sponsors a Native American Heritage Month to celebrate its close relationship to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe of Native Americans. With a number of satellite locations, CMU is one of the 100 largest universities in the United States.