Western Michigan University (2024)

gradeB

Overall Niche Grade

How are grades calculated?Data Sources

  1. Academics

    gradeB

  2. Value

    gradeB

  3. Diversity

    gradeA

  4. Campus

    gradeB

  5. Athletics

    gradeA minus

  6. Party Scene

    gradeA+

  7. Professors

    gradeB+

  8. Location

    gradeB minus

  9. Dorms

    gradeC+

  10. Campus Food

    gradeA minus

  11. Student Life

    gradeA

  12. Safety

    gradeB minus

editorial

Western Michigan is an above-average public university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,421 undergraduate students. The Western Michigan acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Marketing, Aeronautics and Aviation Technology, and Psychology. Graduating 55% of students, Western Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.

1903 W MICHIGAN AVE
KALAMAZOO, MI 49008

About Western Michigan...

  • Common App Accepted
  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional
  • Some Online Degrees

Athletics Division

NCAA Division I-FBS

Athletics Conference

Mid-American Conference

Compare to Other Colleges

  • Michigan
  • Kalamazoo

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.

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WMU Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85%

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

SAT Range

990-1220

ACT Range

19-27

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Early Decision/Early Action

No

Application Website

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Will You Get Into WMU?

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Cost

Net Price

$20,030/ 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

$6,813/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

94%

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Academics

Professors

gradeB+

Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.

Student Faculty Ratio

14:1

Evening Degree Programs

No

76%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.213 responses

69%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.251 responses

60%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.251 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Marketing

    281 Graduates

  • Aeronautics and Aviation Technology

    214 Graduates

  • Psychology

    186 Graduates

  • Finance

    182 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    175 Graduates

  • Accounting

    172 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies

    119 Graduates

  • Nursing

    115 Graduates

  • Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

    105 Graduates

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    92 Graduates

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

3

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

1

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

2

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    60%

  • On Campus

    34%

  • Online

    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

11,421Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

2,168

Undergrads Over 25

9%

Pell Grant

25%

Varsity Athletes

3%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

183 responses

  • You can't describe all in one word everyone varies

    38%

  • Outgoing/friendly

    26%

  • Determined

    14%

  • Interesting

    10%

  • Average

    6%

  • Reserved

    3%

  • Stressed

    1%

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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.294 responses

Poll

62%

of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.345 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

197 responses

  • Diverse

    24%

  • Sociable

    23%

  • Lively

    16%

  • Amazing

    11%

  • Busy

    10%

  • Flexible

    6%

  • Home away from home

    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$45,000/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

55%

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.154 responses

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