Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University


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Recent Reviews

Claire
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Michigan is absolutely not the most glamorous school in the country, but there is no other school that cares about yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Michigan is absolutely not the most glamorous school in the country, but there is no other school that cares about you more. I will tell everyone that I can, that WMU is the best choice I've ever made and I would make it again in a heartbeat. It is the only school I ever visited that made me feel like an asset instead of a number, they are absolutely eager to share their resources with you to give you the best possible opportunities.

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy my time spent as an undergraduate at WMU. These past 4 years have been extra special due to all the friendship...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy my time spent as an undergraduate at WMU. These past 4 years have been extra special due to all the friendships and relationships I have made. I enjoy going to my classes, and the professors truly care about us. I have had a great experience and wouldn't have wanted college to be any other way.

Julia
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I believe Western Michigan is a great school to go to in Michigan. They are a perfect size campus, not small but not as larg...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Western Michigan is a great school to go to in Michigan. They are a perfect size campus, not small but not as large where you re just a number. Every student feels like they are a family at Western. The campus is a great size and very safe. There are no roads in the main campus where student walk from classes to the library or computer lab. Overall Western Michigan is a perfect campus and where I will be attending in the fall.

Remington
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Western Michigan University is an incredible university that truly cares about all of its students, and challenges each one t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Michigan University is an incredible university that truly cares about all of its students, and challenges each one to grow during their 4-5 year period here. There is a huge emphasis on the fine arts, business, aviation, and the arts and sciences, although all of the academic colleges hold great merit. Professors are reviewed semesterly and there's a great deal of care that WMU extends to making sure their professors convey information in a good manner.

Kaitlyn
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In my one semester at Western Michigan University, I have found some things to dislike. I do not thrive here because of the l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my one semester at Western Michigan University, I have found some things to dislike. I do not thrive here because of the lack of scholarships available to undergraduate students in the academic colleges, the freezing climate, the slight incline walking to class from every single point on campus, the music professors, the mold in my dorm room, the wads of hair in the communal showers, the lack of preparedness when it snows, the chicken in the dining halls that is drier than the Sahara Desert, and the grading system. Western Michigan University possesses several good qualities, too. They have convenient cafes located throughout campus, the professors are decent, they are tearing down the old dorms and making new ones that will enhance the beauty on campus, going to the hockey games makes for the best nights, the campus is kept clean, and the landscaping is gorgeous. I love to walk around when it's warm and admire the variety of flowers. Overall, if I had to give Western Michigan University a letter grade based on their grading system, I would give it a "DC" (70%) because it does have some redeeming qualities, but it needs a lot of work.

Kolten
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Although I will be an oncoming freshman this fall i've been on a couple of visits and parties to get a good enough experience...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although I will be an oncoming freshman this fall i've been on a couple of visits and parties to get a good enough experience of the university to give a complete answer to the following questions. The school is a great size and the students have been nice and understanding when visiting. The staff and professors are understanding and kind when asked a question or when giving an answer. When it comes to food their cafeteria has a wide selection of foods from chicken to pasta and a salad bar.

Krystia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I always feel as though the faculty and staff at WMU truly care about the ultimate success and well-being of the Universit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I always feel as though the faculty and staff at WMU truly care about the ultimate success and well-being of the University's students. There are so many resources on campus for practically any academic subject, student's concern, or interest. The writing center offers help throughout the writing process, from outline to final draft, and there are math and chemistry tutors for those of us who just can't get the formulas working or just want to keep them working. There is on site free counseling for wholesome advice and uplifting words of hope, and there are organizations catering to any kind of extracurricular needs, such as gaming, fishing, singing, boating, and even poker! We have three libraries with information from fine arts to first source history resources. The general atmosphere at Western is welcoming and busy, we care very much about where we need to be at what time, and the idea that partying every weekend has not been a part of the lives of the students I talk to around here. Academics come first. Fun can happen in five minutes while visiting with a friend who is passing on their way to class, or just happens to be eating at the cafeteria at the same time as you. It isn't always a big plan to go out and have fun, it just finds us. Recently I have been setting up a lot of advising appointments, and every appointment I attend feels like I am learning something new, fresh, and exciting. My advisors always provide the best of the knowledge they can offer with advice in my best interests even if I don't completely understand how I could ever accomplish the goals I have in place. They are genuinely interested in what we talk about and how progress is being made, they care about my aspirations and tailor my courses to meet those interests. I really believe that they will be one hundred percent behind me all the way, flexible and willing, no matter how many times I change my major. Our university is very inclusive and diverse, and we aim to provide safe judgement free learning for all students regardless of any disabilities, race, culture, background, or gender. That is probably what I love most about Western. I want to feel proud of who I am as a person, in what I am accomplishing today. I am here now, studying for success in my future because of everything I have been through and everything that I have persevered, not being like everybody else, just being me. We all have our stories here at Western and they aren't all roses and dew drops -some may be, but we are all the more interesting and persistent. Go Broncos!

Brendan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's my 2nd choice school but I still love visiting it when I can. It's a small campus and everyone knows everyone, its a nic...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's my 2nd choice school but I still love visiting it when I can. It's a small campus and everyone knows everyone, its a nice place to be for studies.

Lucas
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Western Michigan University sets high standards for its students and wants to see all of them achieve success, the aviation c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Michigan University sets high standards for its students and wants to see all of them achieve success, the aviation campus is run very well with there on coming 2020 expansion making them one of the top 10 flight schools in America. If i had the sufficient funds, I would greatly consider attending this school in the future

Cameron
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Do not go to school here if you plan on being an aviation flight science major. The program is way too expensive, you will be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Do not go to school here if you plan on being an aviation flight science major. The program is way too expensive, you will be put on a waitlist for almost everything ranging from 2 months to almost a year. The Battle Creek airport is more than 30 minutes away from the main campus, the Cirrus SR-20 is an awful plane for any student pilot to learn in, and more times than not your flights will be canceled because of the lack of resources or the weather. The College of Aviation has far exceeded its student capacity and does not have the fleet or number of instructors to deal with the problem. From November-March, expect about 90% of your flights to be canceled and for nothing to get done. Depression caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder can get real...fast in Michigan. Outside of the College of Aviation, most students at WMU are only interested in what parties they are going to on any particular night instead of classes and it can be very hard for those focused on school to make any real connections. Most of the teachers at this college are great, however, classes are way too easy. Avoid WMU at all costs, especially if you are interested in aviation, there are so many better alternatives (MTSU, Utah State, Middle Georgia). I genuinely regret coming to school in Kalamazoo. Thank you for reading!:)

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  • 18,313
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $11,493
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  • 82%

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