Skip to Main Content

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Kalamazoo College is open for in-person visits including your self-guided tours. Schedule a tour, stop by 106 Thompson St. for a detailed walking guide or learn about virtual visit options. Learn More

  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
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
From Kalamazoo College

The mission of Kalamazoo College is to prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world.

Together in a fellowship in learning, the members of the Kalamazoo College community are developing a model of an educated citizen that combines scholarship, civic engagement, and in-depth living experiences in other countries.

As a highly selective, nationally renowned, and internationally oriented four-year college of arts and sciences, Kalamazoo College has developed a tradition of excellence in the fulfillment of its mission. It is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation.

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1170-1370
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,480/ 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
$35,051/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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.23 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,457Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Studious
    64%
  • Hard Working
    27%
  • Supportive
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Liberal
    67%
  • Zoonique
    17%
  • Family
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

    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

    Kalamazoo College Reviews

    377 reviews
    All Categories
    Most of the professors are caring, intelligent people, but the administration is largely uninterested in listening to the needs/wants of students. The student body is active and passionate but a little cliquey. Overall, if you get involved with a few of the many student organizations and make an effort to take classes that aren't always part of your major, you should have a well rounded liberal arts experience. Honestly, I attended K because of the financial aid/scholarships, and think that alone is worth applying. I got $104K from the Lux Esto scholarship and was able to graduate with no debt because of the financial aid office.
    Start Your Review of Kalamazoo College
    Rate It!
    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.
    Though a college with a small campus, Kalamazoo College is large in academic excellence. It fosters a strong relationship between students and professors as opposed to larger colleges. Overall, Kalamazoo College is a great college to be if you want to excel in today's world. It's awesome!