Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$13,017

$16,041

not including room and board

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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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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.

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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent 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-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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
Room & board $10,567
Additional fees $923
Books & supplies $987
Total $24,571
Average Financial Aid - $9,635
Total with Avg. Aid $14,936

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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Administration of Special Education.
Advertising.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
American Government and Politics (United States).
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Economics.
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 and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Audiology/Audiologist.
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician.
Biochemistry.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Child Development.
Chinese Language and Literature.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Construction Management, General.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dance, Other.
Data Science, General.
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
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.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
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 and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geochemistry.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography Teacher Education.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
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.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Development.
Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Information Resources Management.
Interior Design.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin Language and Literature.
Latin Teacher Education.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Materials Science.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Operations Research.
Organizational Communication, General.
Organizational Leadership.
Paper Science and Engineering.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Public/Applied History.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Secondary School Administration/Principalship.
Social Psychology.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports Studies.
Statistics, General.
Structural Engineering.
Superintendency and Educational System Administration.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Teacher Education.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Telecommunications Management.
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism.
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.
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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
50%
1,513

Male
50%
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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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
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