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Western Michigan University
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  • 4 Year
  • KALAMAZOO, MI

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Western Michigan is an above-average public university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,296 undergraduate students. The Western Michigan acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Marketing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 57% of students, Western Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.

About

1903 W MICHIGAN AVE
KALAMAZOO, MI 49008
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

Western Michigan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WMU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$18,091 / 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
$8,851 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 199 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 231 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 231 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    65%
  • On Campus
    3%
  • Online
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,296 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,673
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 162 responses
  • You can't describe all in one word everyone varies
    36%
  • Outgoing/friendly
    27%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Interesting
    12%
  • Average
    5%
  • Reserved
    3%
  • Obnoxious
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 274 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 325 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 176 responses
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Sociable
    23%
  • Lively
    18%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Busy
    10%
  • Flexible
    5%
  • One of a kind
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 147 responses

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