Tuition & Fees

$13,017

$16,041

not including room and board

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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
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
14%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
20%
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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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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 22,562
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)

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Kalamazoo, MI

1,300-acre campus in Kalamazoo (population: 75,807), 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
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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 8% of male students
 
14 sororities 8% of female students
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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

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
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
14%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
20%

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

81%

acceptance rate

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

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

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

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,512

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,094
Room & board $10,037
Additional fees $923
Books & supplies $987
Total $24,041
Average Financial Aid - $13,512
Total with Avg. Aid $10,529

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,375,100
State $1,998,802
Institutional $11,961,965
Other external
Total $40,335,867

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $20,468,945
Other external $8,126,547
Total $28,595,492
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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, 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 Directors

Kathy Beauregard (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, National Collegiate Hockey 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 Management/Operations
Aviation Technical 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 Informatics/Information Management
Hispanic Studies
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Resources Management
Hydrogeology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology Education
Industrial/Entrepreneurial Engineering
Information Security
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
Physical Therapy
Physical/Health Education Teacher
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
Supply Chain Management
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
Workforce Education/Development
Youth/Community Development
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

22,562

total students

87%

in-state

13%

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 Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

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 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

International Student Contact

Soongmin Chow
Director of International Admissions and Services
269 387-5879
soongmin.chow@wmich.edu

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