17,936
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,679
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
82
82%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

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 Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
E-commerce Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Information Resources Management Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Organizational Communication Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Earth Science Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Paper Science And Engineering Checkmark
Structural Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Drafting And Design Technology Checkmark
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Food Service Systems Administration Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Japanese Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Audiology Checkmark
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Dietetics And Clinical Nutrition Services Related Checkmark
Health And Medical Administrative Services Related Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Music Therapy Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Avionics Maintenance Technology Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/global Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Applied And Professional Ethics Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Hydrology And Water Resources Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Applied Behavior Analysis Checkmark
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Social Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics Checkmark
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Political Science And Government Related Checkmark
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts Related Checkmark
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Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
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Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,263
Applied
11,741
Accepted
17,936
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

7,649
Females Applied
6,371
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,614
Males Applied
5,370
Males Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.37
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 Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 548 490 600
SAT Math 532 470 590
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,560
In-state
14,450
Out-of-state
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Fees

923
Full-time student fees
10,143
Room & board
5,231
Room only
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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

13,679
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,180
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,002
Avg. Loan Aid
6,692
Avg. Grant Aid
5,382
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
20%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

17,936
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.12%
Black or African American 12.3%
White or Caucasian 70.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 1.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.74%
Other 0.69%

Gender

Male (50.41%)
Female (49.59%)

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 28%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Bronco Bash, Homecoming and International Festival

Student Services

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International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Campus Activities Board, Western Student Association, Young Black Male Support Network, Drive Safe Kalamazoo and Alternative Spring Break

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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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

1,451
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 926
Part-time - 525