About Southwestern Michigan College

Founded in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College. is a college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,252 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Southwestern Michigan College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 58 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southwestern Michigan College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SMC are considered , with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

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

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

9%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
27%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
80%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
82%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
9%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
27%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
80%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
82%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“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?

    12 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    10 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    13 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 77 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    13 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    13 Students rated local services 3.2 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    13 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

Southwestern Michigan College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Southwestern Michigan College?

16 Students rated Southwestern Michigan College

Kailen - 07/17/2022

Southwestern Michigan College. The place I would soon call home. It sad that I will be leaving it for another school, though the time that I spent here was immaculate. I loved all of my professors and if things got a little too rough, I would be assured by those around me. I would feel safe no matter where I was because those around me were open enough to talk to me - even if we were complete strangers. I had the most fun within the arts department, being within all choirs and voice sections possible. While I did love my other class selections, the ones within the arts were my absolute favorite. I've met a lot of amazing and outgoing people within it and I am super grateful for the number of connections I was able to build from it.

Dakri - 08/08/2020

I love the small class sizes, amazing teachers, and students! My favorite part is Criminal Justice club and the adventures we get to go on! Last year we got to go to Lansing to visit the Michigan State Police Academy and I was so happy because that is what I want to do after college!

Tina - 10/04/2019

Southwestern Michigan College does have much to offer, but it definitely needs tweaking. The students currently at SWC and the alumni, claim it has a diverse environment. It does appear to be on the surface. The students racially segregate themselves and for students who are not accustomed to this, this separation is uncomfortable. The different races of students mostly interact with their own. If a student attempts to break through this division they are profiled and generally not accepted. The teaching and administrative staff however is not diverse. The school claims they have many jobs for students, more than students they have to fill them, but you hardly see any of these student jobs filled by students of color. This is obvious when you look around. Some teachers profile and show racial favoritism. The teachers and administration are the models. If the teachers were more inclusive and friendly towards ALL students they would set a more overall inclusive tone.

Leo - 07/03/2019

I believe that from the time I attended SMC, I felt very welcome and accepted. I really enjoyed my time here and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent sized college to start their career with. The college is very immersed in the arts and gives each student a chance to show off their creative abilities.

Southwestern Michigan College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southwestern Michigan College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southwestern Michigan College is 100%. 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?

    My last year of high school was a point in my life when i realized who I wanted to become. Actually, acheiving that goal was harder than I thought. My main priority was furthering my education at someone's College or University. Not onkly did I want to learn new things, but I wanted to share my experiences with my peers. If I could go back 14 years ago, this is the advice I would give myself. Don't hesitate to continue my education once I graduate. Immediately enroll in college that following semester. Prolonging will hinder my mind and ability to become successful. I am ready to work at my goals and reveal my potential, so in the future I could provide my family and I with foundation. I wouls not have any kids or a boyfriend while attending school. so all my focus and attention could be on my profession. Also, I would major in Medicine and minor in Computer Info Sysytems That was one of my biggest mistakes when I attended Longwood University. I let other people convince me, because computers were starting to take over the world. Knowledge is power and it reflects who I am.

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

    It supplies students with a cheap turition that allows them to start school before transferring to a four year college, and it acts as a good transition from high school to college life.

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

    Friendly

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Everyone is very friendly and easy to come to for help.

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

    People who should not attend this school are people who have a 4 year degree in mind already and have access to a 4 year university with that major that they want. If you are not sure about a major attend Southwestern Michigan College first.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    All of my classmates have been very nice and easy going it makes the class session go by faster.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for starting people off on the right track towards their major. After the first two years at Southwestern Michigan College the advisors will help you transfer to a 4 year university if you wish to continue. They offer a tremendous amount of help with the looking for universities.

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

    n/a

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Some one who can't affored a four year college right off the bat, or adults reentering school to achieve a work requirenment.

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

    The fact that they have a cooperative agreement with a four year university and I can finish my bachelors degree without leaving their campus.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

2,252

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

13%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

9%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
70%

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.

91% of students attending Southwestern Michigan College receive some sort of financial aid. 61% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$6,564

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,722

Books and Supplies

$8,860

Room and Board

17,146

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,428
$30 - $48K
$8,781
$48 - $75K
$10,558
$75 - $110K
$12,678
$110K & UP
$13,365

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