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Western Michigan University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,649 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 44 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $183,172)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $79,284)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 109 - -
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 15 15 - Yes
Football 104 - - -
Golf - 9 Yes -
Gymnastics - 21 - -
Ice Hockey 29 - Yes Yes
Soccer 26 25 - Yes
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 10 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.4%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 4.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 13
Drug Law Violation 89
Liquor Law Violation 90
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 14
Property Crime 39

Notable Alumni

  • Brooke Elliott, actress ("Drop Dead Diva")
  • Bruce Campbell, actor
  • Josh Gracin, "American Idol" finalist
  • Laurence Spitters, founder of Memorex
  • Luther Vandross, singer
  • Stephen Lynch, comedian
  • Tim Allen, actor, comedian
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Breanna from Grand Rapids, MI
  • 4
  • Dorm life is pretty convenient. Living in the puts you in close proximity to your classes, the cafeterias, and friends. Discounts are available depending on your GPA and the rooms…

  • Mar-21-2012 Read More
  • Joseph from Grand Ledge, MI
  • 3
  • My dorm experience wasn't the greatest, to be honest. I lived in Valley 3 and only befriended a handful of students from there. I'm not really sure if many of…

  • Mar-23-2012 Read More
  • Kelsey from Laingsburg, MI
  • 4
  • As a freshman, I highly recommend living in the Valleys. There are tons of new students that live there and everyone is extremely friendly. You will make plenty of new…

  • Apr-14-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Kalamazoo, MI
  • 4
  • I really like dorm life here, I got paired up really well and I love how each branch of major can group together in a certain dorm. For instance,…

  • Oct-02-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Brooke from Norton Shores, MI
  • Nov-25-2017 I am a current student here

    The new dining hall is great, and so is the one called Bistro. Bigelow gets old fast, they have the same thing all the time and it's a hit or miss with quality.

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  • 4
  • paige
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    mostly gordon food service. would like to see more fresh foods and less gmo's. nice assortment of desserts, fruits, and cereal.

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  • 3
  • Juan from Bangor, MI
  • Dec-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Same goes for the food and dining, I wish I could tell you exactly how the food and dining is at WMU, but I am going to start eating there now that I'm going to live at the dorms this next semester. Although, I have ate at the food places they have there and the food is pretty good I've got to say. They have lots of foods to choose from and it's some good food!

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  • 4
  • Ashley
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    WMU valley dining halls offer a large variety of food and they have very convenient hours. The late night take-out is the best especially since most of my days ended late!!

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  • 3
  • Sidney from Flint, MI
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Because of mass production, the food services are not always the best. Cafeteria food is varied and creative, but the healthy options aren't always. However, food services are located in convenient places all around campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • paige
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    put on many great fundraisers and activities to support the local kalamazoo community. a great way to get involved and make connections.

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  • 0
  • Jane from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing. You meet great people who share the same morals as you and it's a lot of fun to experience things with them! Even if you just go through recruitment, that's always a good experience. A lot of people I've met through recruitment are still my friends today and you really get to know one another and connect. It's definitely one college experience I think everyone should go through.

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  • 0
  • Hayley from Brimley, MI
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm in a social sorority and it is has been a really great experience. Especially if you live far away and don't have much friends at Western, like myself. I have met many people (NETWORKING IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY) and have learned a lot about Western and the Kalamazoo community.

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  • 0
  • Alia from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Apr-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Be you first and foremost, if you desire to be a part of a sorority or fraternity do It for the right reasons. It is okay to stand out and not fit in.

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  • 0
  • Christianna from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of Greek life opportunities. Some include housing options and some are club active only. All the Greek housing is in the same area on a street called Fraternity Village.

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  • 0
  • Ashleigh from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of different ones that you can join and it is a great opportunity to join one so that you can have the opportunity to meet new people and get involved on campus.

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