Western Michigan University (WMU)

Kalamazoo, MI

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Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Student Essentials

Western Michigan University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Buster Bronco
Nickname: WMU
Website: www.wmich.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,982
Out-of-State Tuition: $23,262
Retention Rate: 73%
Enrollment: 28,533
Year Established: 1903

About WMU

A top research university with strong academics and great spirit, Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan is a dynamic center for learning.

WMU offers over 125 undergraduate programs and close to 100 graduate programs in liberal arts, sciences, professional programs and health fields such as its popular Occupational Therapy program.

WMU has also received a high ranking from the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 76 research institutions. U.S. News and World Report also recognized WMU as one of the nation’s top 100 universities.

Charged with activity and numerous opportunities for learning WMU has more than 150 buildings, including state-of-the-art facilities for business, chemistry, science, research, health and human services and the visual and performing arts.

Another exciting aspect of WMU study is the extracurricular life, which includes 300 student organizations and many NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic teams.

For local individuals who wish to take personal enrichment classes without pursuing a degree there is the Extended University, which offers non-credit classes in a variety of disciplines.

Also comprehensive and vibrant are Western Michigan’s student services. WMU’s career services offers more than career assessments and counseling in interviewing and resume writing. WMU also provides students with referrals to jobs posted by alumni. They also connect students with alumni through a mentoring program intended to give students support, advice and the opportunity to network.

Legacy scholarships for students whose family members have attended WMU, as well as other scholarships, work-study and loans are some of the financial aid options available to eligible students. Additionally, qualifying graduate students may receive fellowships or assistantships to cover tuition.

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WMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

67% of students gave Western Michigan University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Western Michigan University has a great campus that is small enough to easily get from class to class by walking. The buildings are being updated/ are updated with the latest technology to make it easier to utilize new tools. I have met so many nice people at Western. Most of the attendees seem to either come from the Detroit or Chicago areas. I commute to campus so I don't get too much experience in the living situation, but night life and local bars are great to go to. The campus feels safe and is very clean. The professors at Western have, for the most part, been great and really know what will help the students in their future. Class sizes aren't outrageously big, so professors get to know students on a personal level and notice if you're missing from class. Overall, Western is a great campus and school! GO BRONCOS!!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.There are tons of hills so be prepared to walk your booty off. The people are very nice and there are a lot of things to do in general around here.


WMU Map & Location

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008


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Getting Around WMU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Kalamazoo, MI

Winter
Dec
36
22
Jan
33
18
Feb
37
19
Spring
Mar
48
27
Apr
62
38
May
73
48
Summer
Jun
82
57
Jul
86
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
76
53
Oct
63
42
Nov
49
33

WMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 21,897
Freshman Class 4,439
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 28,533

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 10%
  • Caucasian: 79%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 4%
African American 10%
Caucasian 79%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 67%
Part-Time 33%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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