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Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Rating: 3.9/5 (34 votes)

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The university has disability services as well, so be sure to inquire about them if needed. In addition, when any student is looking for some counseling or other types of support, Adult (re-entering) student services, Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling, Campus Ministries/Chaplain, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Financial Aid Counseling, Freshman Orientation Program, Health Services, Minority Student Services, On-Campus Daycare, Personal Counseling, Placement Service, Veterans Counselor and Women’s Services can help. Western Michigan University is unique in its study options. In particular, the university has a Accelerated Program, Cross-Registration, Distance Learning, Double Major, Dual Enrollment of High School Students, ESL, Honors Program, Independent Study, Internships, ROTC, Army, Student-Designed Major, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification, Visiting/Exchange Student Program and Weekend College. There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either, since there are academic support services like Extensive Undergraduate Evening or Early Morning Classes, Learning Center, Pre-Admission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction, Study Skills Assistance, Tutoring and Writing Center.

The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at Western Michigan University.

Popular majors:
twenty-four percent business per marketing, twenty percent education, seven percent communications per journalism, five percent social sciences
History – General, Public History/Archives
Health and Clinical Sciences:
Community Health Services, Health Services – General, Health System Administration, Music Therapy, Nursing (RN), Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Substance Abuse Counseling
Psychology – General
School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Acting, Art – General, Art History/Criticism/Conservation, Dance, Drama/Theater Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jazz Studies, Music – General, Music – General Performance, Music Theory/Composition, Theater Design/Stagecraft
Art Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, Education of Emotionally Handicapped, Education of Mentally Handicapped, Elementary Education, English Teacher Education, Family/Consumer Sciences – Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, French Teacher Education, French as Second/Foreign Language, Geography Teacher Education, German Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Latin Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education, Physics Teacher Education, Sales/Marketing Education, Science Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Technology/Industrial Arts Education
Philosphy and Religion:
Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies
Security and Protective Services:
Criminal Justice Studies
Public Administration and Service:
Public Administration, Social Work
Social Sciences:
American Government/Politics, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Political Science/Government, Social Sciences – General, Sociology
Computer Science:
Computer Programming – Specific Applications, Computer Science, Computer/Information Sciences – General
Parks, Recreation, and Fitness:
Exercise Sciences, recreation & fitness – general
English Language and Literature:
Creative Writing, English Composition, English Language & Literature – General
Foreign Language and Literature:
French, German, Latin, Spanish
Physical Sciences:
Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geology, GeophysicsSeismology, HydrologyWater Resources, Physics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences:
Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology
Multiple or Interdisciplinary:
Global Studies
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Accounting, Business – General, Business Administration/Management, Finance/Banking, Financial Planning, Human Resources Management, Information Resources Management, Logistics/Materials Management, Management Science, Marketing Management, Nonprofit Management, Real Estate, Tourism/Travel Marketing
Applied Mathematics, Mathematics – General, Statistics
Communications & Journalism:
Communications/Rhetoric, Journalism, Mass Communications/Media Studies, Public Relations

In addition, for international students, the application fee is 35. Are you an international student? The Fall application deadline for international students is the 1st of May. The cost per credit hour (overall) was $506 Cost & Savings Calculator Financial Aid International students eligible for need-based aid last fall.

Most Popular Fields of Study


This school requires an application fee consisting of thirty-five dollars regular application fee, thirty-five dollars out-of-state application fee, thirty-five dollars online application fee and point zero . Admission policy is currently Percent applicants admitted: 85% and Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%. Remember that this can change at any time. Transfer student are not ignored. An instance of this, there were three thousand, one hundred and six total number of transfer students who applied and two thousand, four hundred and ninety-three total number of transfer students who were admitted.

the SAT subject section score due date was not reported. SAT and ACT score reports are due the 1st of May and Will you make it in time? Make sure to know when all the due dates and deadlines take place. The regular application due date was not reported. For all student applicants, the Fall application deadline is the 1st of May. For priority students, financial aid applications are due no later than the 1st of April. It is also very important to submit financial aid applications as quickly as possible, make sure to check with the university about the specific date for this year.

Financial Aid

Financial aid forms are FAFSA. Financial aid distribution is at thirty-six percent scholarships per grants and sixty-four percent loans per jobs. If you are not a need based student, non-need distribution for financial aid is determined by Academics, Art, Athletics, Minority Status, Music/Drama, ROTC and State/District Residency. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Likewise, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Minority Status.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2317th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Michigan.


Western Michigan University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The school’s size is approximately twenty-one thousand, two hundred and eighty-seven degree-seeking undergrads, three thousand, seven hundred and fifty-one first-time degree-seeking freshmen and four thousand, eight hundred and five graduate enrollment. The university is a Public, University, Four-year, Coed, where 85 percent of the applicants were admitted, Regionally accredited and College Board member. Furthermore, it is part of an Urban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Residential campus. Moreover, the student body consists of ninety-two percent in-state students, eight percent out-of-state students, one percent part-time students, fifty-two percent women, forty-eight percent men, two percent american indian per alaskan native, less than one percent asian per pacific islander, seven percent black per non-hispanic, two percent hispanic, eighty-eight percent white per non-hispanic, one percent non-resident alien, less than one percent race per ethnicity unreported, thirteen percent in top 10th of graduating class, thirty-three percent in top quarter of graduating class, seventy percent in top half of graduating class, eighteen percent had h.s. gpa of 3.75 and higher, fourteen percent had h.s. gpa between 3.5 and 3.74, seventeen percent had h.s. gpa between 3.25 and 3.49, twenty-one percent had h.s. gpa between 3.0 and 3.24, twenty-nine percent had h.s. gpa between 2.5 and 2.99 and one percent had h.s. gpa between 2.0 and 2.49.

This school features the Urban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Residential campus. At least, the school is located 140 miles from Detroit, 140 miles from Chicago.Furthermore, the university has many unique facilites such as Van de Graaff particle accelerator, pilot plant for manufacturing and printing of paper and fiber recovery, aviation flight simulators, business technology park.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Broncos are a member of NCAA. The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s NCAA Division I and Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball
  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Women’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Basketball
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Cross_country
  • Men’s NCAA Division IA, Men’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Men’s Scholarship Football
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Golf
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Racquetball
  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Women’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Soccer
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Softball
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Table_tennis
  • Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Track_and_field
  • Women’s NCAA Division I Track_indoor
  • Women’s NCAA Division I Track_outdoor
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Volleyball

Information Summary

Ranks 21st in Michigan and 684th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Michigan and 233rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 3 0.01
Burglary 14 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.00
Arrest 120 0.48

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population21,542 (21,542 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,266 (2.09 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,462
Families3,545 (2.73 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2606

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 870th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,464 $9,464 $23,218
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $891 $891 $891
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $327 $327 $803
FT Graduate Tuition $11,921 $11,921 $25,248
FT Graduate Required Fees $891 $891 $891
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $497 $497 $1,052
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,250 $22,250 $36,004
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,145 $22,145 $35,899
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,137 $15,137 $28,891

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $9,606 $9,982 $9,606 $9,982 $22,338 $23,262
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,040(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,249 $8,414
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,259(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,849 $8,006
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,259(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,566(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 14,621 (6,696 male / 7,925 female)
Admitted 12,113 (5,456 male / 6,657 female)
Admission rate 83%
First-time Enrollment 3,190 (1,549 male / 1,641 female)
FT Enrollment 3,158 (1,539 male / 1,619 female)
PT Enrollment 32 (10 male / 22 female)
Total Enrollment24,294

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mid-American Conference

ACT Test Admission

746th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 97%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity6,045
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 597th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $83,182 ($89,509 male / $70,821 female)
Number of FT Faculty 877 (513 male / 364 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,441
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $42,382,693

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