Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5167

About Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate19,547
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over25%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time74%
 % Part-time26%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.8%
 % Black7.7%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown4.2%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted84%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled29%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,006
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,894
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid79%
 % Undergraduates with Loans59%
 % Undergraduates with Grants63%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,020
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,095
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,695
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,194
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,194
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,476

Neighborhood Data for the Kalamazoo Area

Median Age25.7
Median Household Income$31,291
Total Population74,372
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.7% 51.3%
 Age 0-946.7%53.3%
 Age 10-1748.1%51.9%
 Age 18-2452.9%47.1%
 Age 25-2950.7%49.3%
 Age 30-3948.3%51.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White72.1%
 % Black20.6%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino6.7%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,095
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,695
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$592
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50054.4%38.8%11.7%
 $500 to $74939.9%45.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%11.2%30.3%
 Over $10005.7%4.2%11.4%
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