Tuition & Fees

$11,943

$14,699

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,741
Declined + 2,522
Total Received 14,263
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Public

17,936

undergraduate students

4,958

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Health Services
  2. Sales/business Marketing
  3. Registered Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1902
ACT 2066

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Location

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 22,894
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.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Kalamazoo, MI

1,289-acre campus in Kalamazoo (population: 75,984), 145 miles from Chicago and Detroit; additional locations in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Metro Detroit, Muskegon, Traverse City, and in Florida. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves main campus.

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

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

 
19 fraternities 6% of male students
 
14 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived with letter from secondary school official using the NACAC or WMU's request for admission application fee waiver form)
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

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,741
Declined + 2,522
Total Received 14,263

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

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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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,679

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,020
Room & board $9,040
Additional fees $923
Books & supplies $958
Total $21,941
Average Financial Aid - $13,679
Total with Avg. Aid $8,262

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,432,769
State $1,897,746
Institutional $9,867,724
Other external
Total $38,198,239

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $16,500,702
Other external $8,774,421
Total $25,275,123
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 269 387-6000
finaid-info@wmich.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Shashanta James
Interim Director of Financial Aid
shanta.james@wmich.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Car Racing, Cricket, Disc Golf, Diving, Figure Skating, Fishing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Volleyball, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Water Skiing

Club Sports - Women's

Car Racing, Disc Golf, Diving, Equestrian Sports, Figure Skating, Fishing, Indoor Volleyball, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Water Polo, Water Skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Dodgeball, Fishing, Flag Football, Futsal, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kickball, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Kathy Beauregard (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Hockey Conference, Mid-America Conference
Mascot
Buster Bronco
School colors
brown and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Advertising/Promotion
Aerospace Engineering
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art/Secondary Education
Athletic Training
Athletic Training Program
Audiology
Aviation Flight Science
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Aviation Management/Operations
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Law
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
Data Science
Dietetics
E-Business Marketing
Early Childhood Education Professional
Earth Science
Earth Science/Secondary Education
Economics
Economics/Business
Education/Human Development
Educational Foundations
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/K-12 Principal/Athletic Administrator
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education/Special Education/Learning Disabilities K-12
Elementary Professional Education
Elementary/Middle School/Integrated Science
Elementary/Middle School/Mathematics
Engineering Design Technology
Engineering Management
Engineering Management Technology
Engineering/Applied Science
English
English/Creative Writing
English/Secondary Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental/Sustainable Studies
Evaluation
Evaluation/Measurement/Research
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising/Design/Design/Development
Film/Video/Media Studies
Finance
Food Service Administration
Food/Consumer Package Goods Marketing
French
French/Secondary Education
Freshwater Science/Sustainability
Gender/Women's Studies
Geochemistry
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
Geosciences
German
German/Secondary Education
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Graphic/Printing Science
Health Education/School
Health Education: Community
Health Informatics/Information Management
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Resources Management
Hydrogeology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology Education
Industrial/Entrepreneurial Engineering
Integrated Supply Management
Interdisciplinary Health Services
Interdisciplinary Health Services/Audiology
Interdisciplinary Health Services/Occupational Therapy
Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Development Administration
Interpersonal Communication
Japanese
Journalism
Latin
Latin/Secondary Education
Literacy Studies
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval Studies
Multimeda Arts Technology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Jazz Studies
Music Performance
Music Secondary Education
Music Theatre Performance
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing/RN Progression
Occupational Education Studies
Occupational Therapy
Organization Learning/Performance
Organizational Communication
Orientation/Mobility
Paper Engineering
Paper/Printing Science
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Philosophy/Professional/Applied Ethics
Physical Education
Physical Education/Teacher/Coach
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physics/Secondary Education
Political Science
Political Science/Public Law
Political Science/Secondary Education
Practice of Teaching
Product Design
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public History
Public Relations
Recreation
Recreation/Recreation Management
Recreation/Sports Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religion
Rhetoric/Writing Studies
Sales/Business Marketing
Science Education
Secondary Integrated Science Education
Social Studies/Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Secondary Education
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Spirituality/Culture/Health
Sport Management
Statistics
Student Planned Major
Sustainable Brewing
Teaching
Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Telecommunications/Information Management
Theatre Studies
Tourism/Travel
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Youth/Community Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Health Services
  2. Sales/business Marketing
  3. Registered Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

22,894

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

17,936
students

Female
50%
8,895

Male
50%
9,041

22%

4,958
students

Female
58%
2,883

Male
42%
2,075

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

15,063
students

Female
50%
7,392

Male
50%
7,671

17%

2,873
students

Female
53%
1,503

Male
47%
1,370

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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) Required of Some
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Malaysia
Oman
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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