Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate
3,434
Students Applied
44%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
21
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020 January 15, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2021
Other
Early Decision II
February 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
33%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
28
42%
Submitting ACT
39%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1306
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
690
Reading
25th
600
75th
690
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
66%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
54
Top 25%
84
Top 50%
99

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@kzoo.edu
Admissions Telephone: 269-337-7166
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Be sure to take advantage of the small class sizes (16-24 students) and make a relationship with your prof! Their offices are ALWAYS open even when its not their office hours!
Sherin from Kalamazoo, MI
Don't worry, this college cares for you. You will be in good hands.
David from Los Angeles, CA
At Kalamazoo College I work hard. I spend a lot of time reading for my classes and it is incredibly important to prepare yourself for the change in work load.

When looking for a roommate I went in blind and do not regret my decision at all. It helped me to meet someone from a different area of the country that I wouldn't have otherwise experienced.

Get out into the city and try not to stay too closed off and stuck on campus. Western Michigan University is right next door and they can bring in some really interesting activities, lecturers, and events. Kalamazoo, as a city, is incredibly artsy. The first friday of every month there is a collective art show throughout downtown. There are multiple small, local theatres with regional actors but Miller Auditorium brings in larger broadway productions.
Hannah from Portage, MI
For students looking at Kalamazoo, be warned that this school is for academics. There has been a complaint that the sports is not highlighted at the school as much as other schools, due to the emphasis on academics. If you plan on going professional in sports, this is not the school to attend. Also, as this is a small school, make sure you get your name out into the community and on campus.
Dion from Brooklyn, NY
Apply, and apply EARLY, to get the most out of financial aid, such as scholarships and other financial aid at K. I checked one of the freshman halls, and while even the worst room was still pretty decent, you should apply early for K, since rooms are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Engineers, you must know that if you come to K, they can only offer you a 3-2 engineering program, meaning that you will need to attend another school after you end your studies at K Zoo.
Victor from Monroe, MI
Be open to new experiences.
Ask questions.
Don't be afraid to be yourself.
Have fun.
Hanna from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Be ready to come in and have a ton of work, this is not a party school, you will work a ton during the week. And try to find groups on campus to be a part of, we offer groups for everyone and they are great to get into right away.
Cassandra from Kalamazoo, MI
I would advise spending a night over at K. I believe it really helps students get a full fill of the campus.
A from Chicago, IL
Don't worry about making friends, there are all sorts of people at K and you're bound to find someone who shares your interests.
Jessica from Portage, MI