A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Kalamazoo College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Website

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
70%
SAT Scores Range
1078-1370
ACT Scores Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Kalamazoo College

Cost

Net Price
$26,064/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,343/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,770/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,481/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,806/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,580/ year

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,448Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • 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 Kalamazoo College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Kalamazoo College Reviews

333 reviews
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Campus housing is pretty good. Depending on the dorm, many have their own unique perks. Trowbridge has most of the freshmen and provide a great social atmosphere, Hoben, another freshmen-only dorm, is the closest to Hicks (which is really the center of campus and so i's close to the cafe and the gym (relatively) and most of the quad-based activities), Harmen, which is both freshmen and upper class have quad-like dorms, which provide community atmosphere and is also in the center of campus, Crissey, an upperclassmen dorm also has a great community atmosphere, but is at the bottom of campus (so great if you want to escape the K bubble) it also has suite-like dorms where many friends live together, and Severn, another upperclassmen suite-like dorm father away from campus, tends to be the quieter of the two dorms, so great for people who enjoy silence. There is a lottery to apply for the suite like dorms for upcoming sophomores and upperclassmen may the odds be ever in your favor.
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If you're going here, you are paying for the brand name of K to pay off for grad school. Most people go here to play a sport/got money/close to home. Dorms are below average, athletically nobody attends the events. No parties on fridays, but there are on saturdays and pretty much the whole school goes. Overwhelmingly liberal, they don't call it "liberal" arts for nothing at least here. Western Michigan nearby is nice.
I wish there was an it's good choice. The professors I've had have mostly been good to great, but some of the visiting and newer profs don't understand K's scheduling or work load. Most people have had good relationships with profs, and enjoy their classes. By sophomore year, when we have to declare majors, most people know what they want to do, and you start seeing them more regularly in your classes. Classes are small, so profs notice when you are missing, and they do try to reach out to you if you miss too many. But it's super easy to talk to professors, and form close relationships, and get invited to TA or do research. Man classes, in the humanities at least, are discussion based, weaved in with some lectures and movies. Service learning is a big thing here, and you may have to do some volunteer service for classes. There are a lot of cool classes, but they fill up fast, because of the small cap size.