Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$13,017

$16,040

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,829
Declined 3,222
Total Received 17,051
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Public

17,760

undergraduate students

4,802

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 22,562
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational

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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo
49008-5200

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27.4%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Western Student Association
  • Young Black Male Support Network
  • Drive Safe Kalamazoo
  • Alternative Spring Break

Top Events

  • Bronco Bash
  • Homecoming
  • International Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • residence hall security system, engravers for identification of items, free bicycle registration

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
49%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,829
Declined 3,222
Total Received 17,051

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,094
Room & board $10,567
Additional fees $923
Books & supplies $987
Other fees $1,533
Total $26,104
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Racquetball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American Government and Politics (United States)
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics, General
Applied and Professional Ethics
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Child Development
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Family Systems
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geochemistry
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Information Resources Management
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Language and Literature
Latin Teacher Education
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Informatics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Paper Science and Engineering
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physician Assistant
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public/Applied History
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Psychology
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Structural Engineering
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,562

total students

87.5%

in-state

12.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

17,760
students

Female
49%
8,642

Male
51%
9,118

21%

4,802
students

Female
60%
2,887

Male
40%
1,915

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

14,983
students

Female
49%
7,246

Male
51%
7,737

16%

2,777
students

Female
51%
1,396

Male
49%
1,381

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 23%
Student 5 year graduation rate 23%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

1,589

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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