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Central Methodist University is a private institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Central Methodist University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 40. Its tuition and fees are $21,320 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1854, Central Methodist is the only United Methodist Church-related university in Missouri, and welcomes qualified men and women of all faiths and from diverse backgrounds. Its wooded, historic campus hosts a faculty of teachers, mentors, and scholars dedicated to providing extraordinary attention to the individual learner. With offerings ranging from high-school dual credit to graduate studies and a total enrollment of more than 4,500, its liberal arts and pre-professional programs are centered on a character core that has twice brought Central Methodist national recognition for its leadership in character education. In recent years the University has attracted significant challenge grants from the national Kresge and Mabee Foundations to help build a $15 million Student and Community Center on the academic quadrangle and to fund $5 million in major upgrades to its athletic facilities.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Central Methodist University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Central Methodist University is 14:1, and the school has 56 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Central Methodist University include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||39%|
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Central Methodist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, with a gender distribution of 49.4 percent male students and 50.6 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Central Methodist University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Central Methodist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Central Methodist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Central Methodist University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Central Methodist University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Central Methodist University, 82 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,990.
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|Tuition and fees||$21,320 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,920 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data