About Kalamazoo College

Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,443 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Kalamazoo College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 112 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kalamazoo College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline10-Nov
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at KC are considered Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 83% were in the top quarter, and 47% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kalamazoo College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
46%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
54%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
46%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
31%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
85%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
23%
“There might be people who do”
54%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
46%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
54%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
46%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
31%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
85%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
23%
“There might be people who do”
54%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    52 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    31 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    54 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    55 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    55 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    55 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    55 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    55 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

Kalamazoo College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Kalamazoo College?

12 Students rated Kalamazoo College

Jamison - 07/17/2019

My overall opinion of Kalamazoo College is that it's a great institution that truly helps prepare for the next step of your life, rather it's going to graduate school or going into the field of the degree you have obtained. Kalamazoo College offers a unique opportunity that many universities and colleges can't offer. For example, every student that attends K College has the ability to go study abroad and see things that college students wouldn't normally see Another unique opportunity that K College gives it's students is the networking system that you can build with alumni that are in a particular work field that you'll like to one day be in. For example, as aa football player we are partnered with alumni that has played football and are now in the work field that we will like to be in one day. Overall K College is one of the top institutions in the United States that truly prepares and gives you confidence to take that next step in your life after college.

Jacob - 06/23/2019

Excellent school. Was very impressed with the school, facility, and the football program. The school size was comparable to my high school. Small student to facility ratio. Looking forward to seeing the financial aid package that will be offered. It's currently my #1 school. Go Hornets.

Audrey - 10/08/2018

I am overall extremely thankful for the gratifying experience of receiving a higher education at this institution. Never in my life did I see myself attending a higher education from a private liberal arts college. I am entering my senior year graduating an entire year early. It would not have been made possible without the help of Kalamazoo College professors, who both stand as a mentor, and educator for all students. The small classroom size fosters a more conducive environment for students who want to get the most out of their education while having a great relationship with their professor.

Courtney - 08/07/2018

Overall, I am extremely happy with my choice in this college. I have found my passion, chemistry. Have built so many amazing friendships and connections through this school. I ended up joining the varsity swim team my sophmore year and was welcomed into the team with open arms. All of these experiences have been slowly preparing me for the rest of my life, showed me what I wish to become and how I wish to carry myself.

Kalamazoo College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Kalamazoo College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kalamazoo College is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I think an overnight visit is mandatory. Many times the true nature of a college is impossible to discern from a short campus tour. I remember thinking a small liberal arts college in Iowa was great for me, but then I spent the night and by morning I knew I'd be miserable there. At the college where I did eventually end up attending, I remember being excited every time I met a new person. They were all people I imagined being around in college: all studying different things, all eager to show off their school to me. The facilities are one thing, but the enthusiasm (or lack thereof) that students have for their school, is something that an overnight stay will quickly reveal, and something I'd have been lost without.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The professors and the education. Also, study abroad is great!

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about the living options and meal plans.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A small supportive enviroment, with a strong emphasis on studying.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is very driven, likes to be a well-rounded individual and is good at applying everything back to their field of study. Someone who can roll with the punches. Someone who likes multiculturalism and individual attention and can stand being under a microscope. Someone who learns best through experience - it's a heavy influence here. Someone who really enjoys school, academia and education and analyzing, criticizing and questioning things. Anyone who wants to go on study abroad. Someone who wants to learn how to think for themselves instead of what everyone has told them.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of school activities, or at least professionalism on them such as the school paper.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Even though my school only has about 1369 students, it can be hard to be place into the class that you want. In addition to this, some classes are not offered every quarter and instead have a cycle that can conflict with a four year academic plan to complete a major, minor or concentration. Despite this incovenience, Kalamazoo College does offer a variety of very interesting class that can be explored when the class that your are seeking is full.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Kalamazoo College is known for the "K Plan" which promotes well-rounded students that are accepting and understanding of many different cultures, societies, and people while giving students great opportunities such as externships, internships, study abroad and the completipon of a senior project. Also, a huge percentage of students at this school (approx. 85{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}) participate in study abroad (3, 6, or 11 months) and the programs are in many countries and very easily accessible (built in to the school schedule and financial aid), making this study abroad program different from other schools.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone can attend this school. I believe one of Kalamazoo College's strengths is its flexibility for the individual.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    Smart, energetic, focused, determined, motivated and strongly opinionated

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The most notable thing about Kalamazoo College is its study abroad program. Students return from their time abroad rejuvenated, with a global perspective that provides valuable context for their on campus courses.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the small class size and the relationships I have formed with my professors. It is a teaching college, unlike many larger public institutions where students are numbers. At "K", a student feels more like a valued collegue with his/her professor. The quality of education is remarkable. Even though it is more expensive than any other institution in the state of Michigan, it is worth every penny. K College is a leader in study abroad education, with over 85{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student body participating in foreign study. I'm proud to be a hornet!

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think one of the biggest prevailing stereotypes about Kalamazoo College student is that they are some kind of hipster-activist hybrid. The hipster part comes with any small liberal arts college, but there is no sense of snobbishness about people's tastes and interests. Being at a midwestern college means everyone is warm and friendly. The activism aspect of the stereotype is definitely true. Social justice and volunteer work are integral parts of the Kalamazoo College experience, and there are very few students that don't participate in those spheres.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,443

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

31%

Out-Of-State

61%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

40

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

64%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
58%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Kalamazoo College receive some sort of financial aid. 20% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$44,857

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$825

Books and Supplies

$9,174

Room and Board

54,856

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,932
$30 - $48K
$13,726
$48 - $75K
$17,916
$75 - $110K
$26,543
$110K & UP
$31,198

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