Western Michigan University: Ranking & Review

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Kalamazoo Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 168 489
Top 3%

Western Michigan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%81%83%
Applicants14,2636,6147,649
Admissions11,7415,3706,371
Enrolled undergraduates3,1781,5271,651
Enrolled total (including graduate students)22,86911,10911,760

5,285 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,180 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,203
Percent of students submitting SAT scores69%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
545
Math
530

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,426
Percent of students submitting ACT scores45%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
23
ACT Math
22

Western Michigan University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $25,139 $27,895
Off-campus $25,139 $27,895
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,848 and other expenses per full academic year.

Western Michigan University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,746 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $11,020 $13,776
Fees for full-time undergraduates $923 $923
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $423 $529
Tuition for Full-time graduates $14,310 $28,900
Fees for full-time graduates $923 $923
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $596 $1,204

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 782 145 927
Health Professions and Related Programs 474 224 10 708
Education 204 274 34 512
Engineering 269 152 11 432
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 329 10 339
Psychology 184 92 28 304
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 68 174 2 244
Visual and Performing Arts 215 26 241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 186 13 199
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 166 22 2 190
Social Sciences 103 35 13 151
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 133 133
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 105 19 124
Transportation and Materials Moving 118 118
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 83 18 2 103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 96 96
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 53 31 84
English Language and Literature & Letters 55 8 6 69
Physical Sciences 26 14 11 51
Mathematics and Statistics 18 23 5 46
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 6 2 45
History 23 8 5 36
Philosophy and Religious Studies 13 18 31
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 14 14
Natural Resources and Conservation 11 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6
Architecture and Related Services 3 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total3,7741,3121315,217

A total of 3,774 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Western Michigan University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,443 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%46%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

General info

Alternative namesWMU
Founded1903
MottoStrike gold at Western Michigan University.
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsbrown, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,845
Instructional FTE1,049
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewmich.edu
Address1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008-5200
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone2693871000
Fax+1 (269) 387 2096

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