Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
14,263
Students Applied
78%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2715
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other
Transfer Summer
June 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
US States Represented
43
Countries Represented
57
45%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1103
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
590
Reading
25th
490
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
33
Top 50%
70
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
490
$30k - $48k
262
$48k - $75k
310
$75k - $110k
341
$110k+
447

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: ask-wmu@wmich.edu
Admissions Telephone: 269-387-2000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
For future students, dont be afraid to get out and meet new people. There are awesome students here waiting to meet you with similar interests as yourself. The dormitories offer fun events for you to meet others who live in the same building as you, the Campus Activities Board sets up numerous activities such as Miller Movies for students, and theres multitudes of other clubs and groups for students to join. The experience here is what you make of it, and it wont be difficult to have a great time here in Kalamazoo Michigan as a Bronco.
Tim from Kalamazoo, MI
I wouldn't recommend the unlimited food plan, my roommate and I are having trouble justifying the cost of having it, and realistically the 3-a-day has been better. Also stay on the good side of the R.A.'s on campus, they'll become good friends to have later on.
Charles from Portage, MI
For new and prospective students, I would highly recommend living on campus for at least a year. You will be part of an extraordinary community where you will meet some of your best friends. It will also give you a chance to experience living on your own so that you may begin to ready yourself for post graduation. I will also recommend getting involved with extracurricular activities. I joined multiple intramural sports and was part of a student organization. This will bring you closer to the WMU community.
Sharndeep from Canton, MI
I know you have all probably heard this ten million times and you won't believe it until you experience it yourself. However, I am going to say it anyway. Do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. It is the only way to meet new people and grow as a person. I knew absolutely nobody on campus when I arrived on move-in day and I was horrified. However, with the help of a friendly roommate and my newly acquired ability to introduce myself to strangers I was able to find friends and a feeling of home within the first month. If you are able to make college feel like a second home, you will be more successful in all aspects of school.
Brittany
My biggest suggestion would be to stay in the dorms your freshman year. It's cheaper to rent an apartment, but the dorms allow you to experience an atmosphere an apartment won't give you. It's an easy opportunity to make friends and connection. It also has a variety of jobs right in your dorm (front desk or cafeteria).
Michele from Troy, MI
I would say when you consider a college/university make sure you visit the campus a few times. Make sure that you connect with the people and the campus. Also know that the academics are top notch. Yes, college is a fun experience but your studies come first. You will see at WMU that we study first and play later and that's the kind of school you school be looking for. There are plenty things to do after all the hard work of studying is done like plays, student organizations, the recreation center and much more. We have all that you are looking for; great people, academics, food, events, organizations, safety, and love.
Janae from Redford, MI
go into your dorm blind don't live with someone you know you wont make as many friends as you would with someone random. Become friends with the RA he/she is a great asset to you and he/she is not here just to get you into trouble. Also if you start to see the same faces in your classes when you get here befriend them they are your best study groups.
Christopher from Concord, MI
Make sure that your intended major is a major offered by WMU. We have a huge selection to choose from but there are few types not provided such as architecture.
Don't get caught up in partying a lot or your grades will suffer and you will regret it later as some of my friends have learned.
Pre-Med Girl
You have to go to a school that is going to make you happy. Forget what you friends think, what your parents think, or what money says. Forget it all, and focus on yourself. Where will you be happy? If money is an issue, realize that there are always scholarships and loans. Even if your parents or friends don't agree with your decisions, you can't let that affect you either. Definitely take what they say into consideration, but realize that if you are not happy where you're at, they won't be either.
Bridget from Saint Joseph, MI
teachers are tools! make sure your teachers know who you are in can come in handy during final grades or for a future references.
paige

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