Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$13,017

$16,041

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,085
Declined 2,497
Total Received 16,582
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Public

18,069

undergraduate students

4,927

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 22,996
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

1,300-acre campus in Kalamazoo (population: 75,807), 145 miles from Chicago and Detroit. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves main campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
500
75th
610
25th
510
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee (waived with letter from secondary school official using the NACAC or WMU's request for admission application fee waiver form)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,085
Declined 2,497
Total Received 16,582

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

57%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,635

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,094
Housing & Food $10,567
Additional fees $923
Books & supplies $987
Total $24,571
Average Financial Aid - $9,635
Total with Avg. Aid $14,936

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Gymnastics yes
Ice hockey yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, car racing, cross-country, disc golf, diving, dodgeball, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, indoor volleyball, in-line hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, sky diving, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

car racing, disc golf, cross-country, diving, dodgeball, equestrian sports, figure skating, indoor volleyball, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, sky diving, snowboarding, softball, swimming, tennis, water polo, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, golf, handball, ice hockey, kickball, martial arts, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Administration of Special Education. yes
Advertising. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew. yes
American Government and Politics (United States). yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes yes yes
Applied Economics. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Applied and Professional Ethics. yes
Aquatic Biology/Limnology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Audiology/Audiologist. yes
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations. yes
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Child Development. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Conducting. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Dance, Other. yes
Data Science, General. yes yes
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General. yes
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other. yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family Systems. yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Food Science. yes
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geochemistry. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography Teacher Education. yes
Geography. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Human Resources Management and Services, Other. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes yes
Information Resources Management. yes
Interior Design. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Latin Teacher Education. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes
Materials Science. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Technology. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Operations Research. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Paper Science and Engineering. yes yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Public/Applied History. yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Secondary School Administration/Principalship. yes
Social Psychology. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Sports Studies. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Structural Engineering. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes
Telecommunications Management. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations. yes
Voice and Opera. yes
Women's Studies. yes
Writing, General. yes

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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

22,996

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

18,069
students

Female
49%
8,834

Male
51%
9,235

21%

4,927
students

Female
61%
3,021

Male
39%
1,906

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

15,006
students

Female
49%
7,321

Male
51%
7,685

17%

3,063
students

Female
49%
1,513

Male
51%
1,550

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
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

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