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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

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Overview

Western Michigan University is a University institution located in Kalamazoo, MI, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
United States
Contact Email: ask-wmu@wmich.edu
Phone: 269-387-1000

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community, And Regional Planning Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Aquatic Biology/limnology Checkmark
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
E-commerce/electronic Commerce Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Human Resources Development Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services, Other Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Telecommunications Management Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Latin Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Sales And Marketing Operations/marketing And Distribution Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
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Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Paper Science And Engineering Checkmark
Structural Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Drafting And Design Technology/technician, General Checkmark
Drafting/design Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foodservice Systems Administration/management Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Dietetics And Clinical Nutrition Services, Other Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Music Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Professions And Studies, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Applied And Professional Ethics Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Hydrology And Water Resources Science Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Applied Behavior Analysis Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics (united States) Checkmark
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management And Operations Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Dance, Other Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Theatre Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16,582
Applied
14,085
Accepted
16,554
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

8,989
Females Applied
7,697
Females Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,593
Males Applied
6,388
Males Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan December 15th Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,094
In-state
15,118
Out-of-state
12,094
In-district
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Fees

923
Full-time student fees
10,567
Room & board
5,395
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,801
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,772
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,314
Avg. Loan Aid
5,768
Avg. Grant Aid
9,489
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
55%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

16,554
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.8%
Black or African American 10.13%
White or Caucasian 68.47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 2.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.73%
Other 1.74%

Gender

Male (50.18%)
Female (49.82%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Bronco Bash, Homecoming and International Festival

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Campus Activities Board, Western Student Association, A Moment of Magic, FOCUSKalamazoo and Alternative Bronco Breaks

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
residence hall security system, engravers for identification of items, free bicycle registration

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

1,144
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 803
Part-time - 341
Male - 507
Female - 523
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