Western Michigan University is ...
NCAA Division I-FBS
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.199 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.204 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities274 Graduates
Health and Medical Administrative Services173 Graduates
Business Administration and Management145 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies127 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.247 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.298 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.147 responses
Western Michigan University Reviews
The music program at Western includes top-notch faculty and well-run courses, and has a genuine sense of community and support from both peers and teachers. Though the competition is tough and every student is individual challenged, there are no negative undertones, and it is made quite obvious that the majority of people wish to see you succeed and be happy. It is an excellent environment for aspiring musicians. As for dorm life, the conditions are basic, but not unclean or unattractive. The overall campus is beautiful and bucolic. Everything always appears well-kept and inviting, and provides a much-needed sense of earthiness amid the cement and brick buildings. There is an impressive amount of diversity on campus, and the University displays itself as one always willing to grow and maintain a worldly community. I have never felt unsafe on campus. The food is my only prominent negative. It is much too expensive for it's quality. Overall, WMU is an incredible stepping-stone!
I am a transfer here and so far I like it! I hate living on campus. NEVER LIVE IN FRENCH HALL! It's dirty and unsafe. It's an awful environment and they don't let you cancel housing contracts. Other than that, the food is really good, depending on where you go. Bigelow isn't good and there aren't many to go options. Valley Dining, Bistro and some of the cafes are great. There's so many ways to get involved too! Greek Life is kinda small here but we all support each other and it's a great community. We have great athletics and academics too. There's so many majors and great professors that really care and want to help. Just be careful about where you live if you're living on campus.
I love Western Michigan University! I transferred here from Eastern Michigan University and what a difference! The atmosphere overall here, is great. The professors at WMU push you to your best ability but are always there when you need assistance. My department is small but close, and has a great environment as well. Because I chose Western Michigan University as my college, I know I will be prepared for the workforce and with an over 90 percent placement rate in my science field, I will be able to get a good job that I am already well experienced for. Not only are the academics really sound, but the community is great, sports are super fun, and student life is definitely "one for the books". Dorms and Housing could use a little more of a facelift for the price, which is why I live off campus. But overall, I'm glad I resided to Western Michigan University. Going here will be a big part of my life that I wont forget!