Western Michigan is an above-average public university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,048 undergraduate students. The Western Michigan acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Marketing, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 53% of students, Western Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
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- 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.213 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.213 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities308 Graduates
Healthcare Management205 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine114 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies105 Graduates
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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.256 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.307 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
My experience with Western Michigan University has been excellent thus far! I have been enrolled in two of the different choral ensembles, one of which being University Choral, which won an international competition in the Baltic states in 2017. This university has given me the edge I need to compete for employment in the choral music education field. I feel confident that the professors of this college have given me enough excellent experiences in the professional music world to guarantee me an extraordinary musical career. I am excited to face the musical world with the connections I made at Western Michigan University.
I loved the people who attends Western as well as the faculty and staff. Western has really allowed me to get out my comfort zone and expand with the variety of different people, clubs, and organizations. Western has tons of opportunities to help you grow as a student and into an adult. There are so many Registered Student Organizations (RSO) on campus. I love that being a student on campus you can voice your opinions and feel comfortable doing so. There are places on campus for the LGBT community to go and feel safe! Western makes sure you can get the full experience and still learn.
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!