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Tuition

$11,603

$25,835

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,113
Declined + 2,508
Total Received 14,621
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Health Services
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School Facts

Western Michigan University, founded in 1903, is a public coeducational institution. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kalamazoo, 145 miles from both Chicago and Detroit.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,294
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1902
ACT 2066

Social Networks

Public

19,198

undergraduate students

5,096

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
22%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%
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Kalamazoo, MI

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Kalamazoo, MI

1,200-acre campus in Kalamazoo (population: 75,092), 145 miles from both Chicago and Detroit; additional locations in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette, Metro Detroit, Muskegon, Saginaw, and Traverse City. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves main campus.

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 5% of male students
 
11 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
22%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,113
Declined + 2,508
Total Received 14,621

Admissions Contact

Penny Bundy
Director of Admissions
P: 269 387-2000
F: 269 387-2096
ask-wmu@wmich.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,794
Room & board $8,210
Additional fees $891
Books & supplies $918
Total $19,813
Average Financial Aid - $14,969
Total with Avg. Aid $4,844

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,969

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $30,379,957
State $1,041,144
Institutional $14,332,650
Other external
Total $45,753,751

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $15,636,056
Other external $6,608,444
Total $22,244,500

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Hockey Conference (Division I), Mid-America Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Buster Bronco
School colors
brown and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Advertising/Promotion
Aerospace Engineering
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Athletic Training Program
Audiology
Aviation Flight Science
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business-Oriented Chemistry
Business/Secondary Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Child/Family Development
Civil Engineering
Coaching Sport Performance
Communication
Communication Studies
Community/Regional Planning
Comparative Religion
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dietetics
E-Business Marketing
Early Childhood Education Professional
Earth Science
Earth Science/Secondary Education
Economics
Economics/Business
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Professional Education
Engineering Design Technology
Engineering Management
Engineering Management Technology
Engineering/Applied Science
English
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Studies
Evaluation
Evaluation/Measurement/Research
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Teacher Education
Film/Video/Media Studies
Finance
Food Service Administration
Food/Consumer Package Goods Marketing
French
French/Secondary Education
Gender/Women's Studies
General Business
Geochemistry
Geography
Geography/Secondary Education
Geology
Geophysics
Geosciences
German
German/Secondary Education
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Graphic/Printing Science
Health Education: Community
Health Informatics/Information Management
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Resources Management
Hydrogeology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Integrated Supply Management
Interdisciplinary Health Services
Interdisciplinary Health Services/Occupational Therapy
Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Interior Design
International Development Administration
Interpersonal Communication
Japanese
Journalism
Latin
Latin/Secondary Education
Literacy Studies
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marketing/Secondary Education
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music Jazz Studies
Music Performance
Music Secondary Education
Music Theatre Performance
Music Therapy
Nursing
Occupational Education Studies
Occupational Therapy
Organization Learning/Performance
Organizational Communication
Orientation/Mobility
Paper Engineering
Paper Science
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Teacher/Coach
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physics/Secondary Education
Political Science
Political Science/Secondary Education
Practice of Teaching
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Public Relations
Recreation
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religion
Sales/Business Marketing
Science Education
Social Studies/Secondary Education
Social Work
Socio-Cultural Studies of Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Secondary Education
Special Education
Special Education/Learning Disabilities/Cognitive Impairments/Elementary
Special Education/Learning Disabilities/Cognitive Impairments/Secondary
Special Education/Learning Disabilities/Emotional Impairments/Elementary
Special Education/Learning Disabilities/Emotional Impairments/Secondary
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Management
Statistics
Student Planned Major
Teaching
Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired
Telecommunications/Information Management
Textile/Apparel Studies
Theatre Studies
Tourism/Travel
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Undergraduate

79%

19,198
students

Female
50%
9,622

Male
50%
9,576

Graduate

21%

5,096
students

Female
58%
2,931

Male
42%
2,165

undergraduateFull-time

82%

15,879
students

Female
51%
7,952

Male
49%
7,927

undergraduatePart-time

18%

3,319
students

Female
51%
1,670

Male
49%
1,649

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 104
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Juan Tavares
Director of International Admissions and Services
269 387-5879
juan.tavares@wmich.edu

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