Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo MI 49008-5200

125 ratings
Unigo Top Student Rated School

About Western Michigan University

Founded in 1903, Western Michigan University is a Public college. Located in Kalamazoo, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 18,313 full time undergraduate students, and 4,914 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

2%
"We're apathetic"
30%
"We know about current events and vote"
63%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
6%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
3%
"We save it for the classroom"
20%
"Sometimes, but not often"
60%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
17%
"All the time, including weekends"
4%
"It's not really our thing"
8%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
67%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
21%
"We're a very artistic group"
0%
"I'm always terrified"
7%
"I only go out in groups"
41%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
52%
"I feel extremely safe"
1%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
32%
"We bought the gear"
67%
"We live for the big game"
2%
"Haven't met them"
4%
"Available in class"
66%
"They keep regular office hours"
27%
"They're always available"
2%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
17%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
77%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
4%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
2%
"We're not into drinking at all"
15%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
52%
"We only party on weekends"
31%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
8%
"Never, we're here to learn"
61%
"There might be people who do"
29%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
2%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for Western Michigan University

Admissions at WMU are considered Less Selective, with 82% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 70% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 32% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $40 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 900 - 1115

Reading & Writing 455 - 560
Math 445 - 555
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ACT Range: 19 - 25

English 17 - 25
Math 18 - 25
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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

18,313

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,914

Total Grad Students

13%

Out-Of-State

85%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

350

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
71%

Academics

The Western Michigan University Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 867 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Western Michigan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $37,360. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $9,561 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $948. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $11,493. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$26,851

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$948

Books and Supplies

$9,561

Room and Board

37,360

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,453
$30 - $48K
$14,731
$48 - $75K
$17,412
$75 - $110K
$19,807
$110K & UP
$20,391

Financial 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.

78% of students attending Western Michigan University receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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