Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a 4-year public university in Kalamazoo. WMU is home to eight colleges and schools as well as Lee Honors College—the oldest honors college in the nation. Additionally, Western Michigan hosts the only comprehensive Aviation program at a Michigan public university utilizing facilities at W.K. Kellogg Airport. For sports fans, Western Michigan fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Broncos.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
85%
Out of State Students
13%
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1080
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
22,894
Total Number of Undergrads
17,936
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,870
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$12,022
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,912
0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,382
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
486
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kalamazoo
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Chicago
Lansing
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Everything about this university is amazing! Not only is transportation free to go around all the city, but it's affordable, great learning environment, friendly, interactive, and great dorms. The distances between the buildings are perfect and so many events are happening all the time, organizations are more than enough to fit anyone that attends and it's overall a nice comfortable atmosphere to be in.
Patricia from Kalamazoo, MI
WMU has a very nice campus where everything is fairly close to each other, unlike big 10 universities with enormous campuses. The professors are very helpful and personable due to the small classes and the opportunity to get acquainted with one another. I would rate WMU a perfect ten out of ten.
Alexander from Shelby Township, MI

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