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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Kalamazoo is a highly rated private college located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,427 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kalamazoo acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Psychology, Chemistry, and Biology. Graduating 86% of students, Kalamazoo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
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
73%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1180-1380
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,057/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,059/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
23%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,427Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Studious
    58%
  • Hard Working
    25%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Supportive
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    64%
  • Zoonique
    18%
  • Family
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
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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The academics, housing, teachers, students, and diversity is beyond amazing at this school. The food in the cafeteria is okay, but that's what food on West Main and Roadhouse $3 Tender Tuesdays are for! The party scene has also gotten a lot better in the past few years due to more diversity and intercultural individuals coming to campus. People really look out for each other out here, everyone is super nice, but because we really are a community, everyone knows everyone and that can cause drama at times. Otherwise, AMAZING school.
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Kalamazoo College brags about their academics and success of nearly all of their alumni. In fact, on my college tour I was told by the student guide that Kalamazoo College has the best pre-medical program in the state. While the education is at higher caliber than most other universities, they do not provide ample class options. Furthermore, I intend to pursue a career in physical therapy/sports medicine and all Kalamazoo College health classes focus on genetics, microbiology, and cells. Overall, it is a great education but not necessarily the material I was looking for. Other than academics, the atmosphere is quite nice: beautiful campus, easy transportation, and sufficient resources for student affiliations or other extracurricular activities. The athletics and social events are relatively, well, lame.
Professors are fantastic. They really care. The downside is that the college has been admitting more students without raising the class sizes. This makes registration and trying to get into a class a nightmare. Time slots are difficult. The food options are disgusting, especially for vegetarians and vegans. The dorms are not cleaned well and the area coordinators and Res Life directors are rude/unorganized. The amount of mold and water/heating issues in Severn hall is disgusting. For what you pay for room and board, it is disappointing. Lastly, emails from higher-ups can be condescending and rude. It often feels like they can't be bothered by students. The K-plan is a joke. Trying to get a degree and study abroad with their layout and how picky they are about credits is difficult, and very few are willing to help you work something out. Major flaws but an okay education.