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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Kalamazoo is a highly rated private college located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,437 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kalamazoo acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Psychology, Chemistry, and Biology. Graduating 81% of students, Kalamazoo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Kalamazoo College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1078-1370
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,958/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,932/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,726/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,916/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,543/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,198/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
24%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,437Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Studious
    64%
  • Hard Working
    27%
  • Supportive
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    60%
  • Zoonique
    20%
  • Family
    10%
  • Unique
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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This school is mostly white upper-class Michiganders. Athletics aren't very competitive, and the professors are generally invested in your success. But, the parties aren't safe or very enjoyable, Kalamazoo is too much of a hassle to actually explore, and introverts, don't bother, most social events are in large groups and you'll feel very anxious and uncomfortable. Stacks is good food in a jam, caf is fairly average, food surrounding campus is just okay. A lot of clubs and potential interests, but you won't have time due to a heavy workload. Get a dorm in Harmon, has the most room. Girl and guys, be careful. People here are very sensitive and take a small advance as something much more than what it is. Additionally, people here get offended very easily and any side other than a liberal one isn't respected. People are willfully ignorant and want their worldview reinforced.
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Kalamazoo is a small liberal arts college. The capacity of each class can range from a handful of students to approximately 30 students. The size of the class allows students to build a relationship with professors and receive the help that they need.
Kalamazoo also has an amazing study abroad program which allows students to travel and grow as individuals.
Aside from the classes the Kalamazoo community is diverse, you'll meet amazing people from across the country and the world. Kalamazoo is great with providing scholarships and grants for students of color making this private institution affordable.
There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in social justice work with the college and the surrounding community.
This school is dishonest to prospies about how truly stressful it is. Don't come if you don't have your mental health under control, you won't succeed. However, depending on your personal attitude and the dept. you're in, the teachers can be either indifferent or the most caring people you will ever meet in academics.
I personally am an art major and have found love and acceptance in a great program. K's art program is excellent considering how much less funding that department gets than the rest of the school. Talk to a current student in your intended major before you accept the big scholarship they will most likely give you, it comes with some caveats.