Western Michigan University Rankings

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In the World#407 of 14178
In North America#165 of 2629
In the United States#142 of 2528
In Michigan#4 of 62
In Kalamazoo#1 of 3

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
80%
Average SAT
1105
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
17,051
Graduates
4,419
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wmich.edu

Western Michigan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate80%79%80%
Applicants17,6988,1009,598
Admissions14,1336,4277,706
Freshmen enrolled full time2,8931,4671,426
Freshmen enrolled part time261610

4,656 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,318 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,379 or 82%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Michigan University are 1000-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
833 or 29%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Michigan University are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White14441 (67%)
Black or African American2191 (10%)
Nonresident Alien1706 (8%)
Hispanic1431 (7%)
Two or more races744 (3%)
Asian571 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown273 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native47 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander18 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,825
Students receiving aid
82%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$12,094$16,360
Tuition in-state$12,094$16,360
Tuition out-of-state$15,118$30,432
Fee in-district$923$923
Fee in-state$923$923
Fee out-of-state$923$923

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,819
Combined charge for room and board$10,567

Western Michigan University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2349
Social Work72154
Business Administration and Management, General12764
Marketing, Other152
Accounting11829
Occupational Therapy & Therapist4793
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other135
Mechanical Engineering98285
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse1255
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management116
Finance, General116
Marketing & Marketing Management, General110
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies107
Applied Behavior Analysis55429
Psychology, General874
Biomedical Sciences, General90
Industrial Engineering17692
Computer Science47198
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew73
Kinesiology and Exercise Science69
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management4324
Electrical and Electronics Engineering42167
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General61
Advertising60
Computer and Information Sciences, General58
Public Administration525
Child Development56
Biology & Biological Sciences, General41131
Educational Leadership and Administration, General53
Civil Engineering, General26204
Chemical Engineering453
Speech Communication and Rhetoric46
Engineering & Industrial Management2619
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness45
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering394
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other40
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations36
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other35
Creative Writing267
Family Systems33
Physician Assistant33
Counseling Psychology266
Political Science and Government, General2821
Geography237
Sociology2324
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other29
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist29
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education523
Athletic Training & Trainer1414
English Language and Literature, General2232
Elementary Education and Teaching26
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist26
Spanish Language and Literature13102
Organizational Communication, General25
Fine & Studio Arts, General23
Music Teacher Education22
Anthropology175
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other22
Graphic Design22
Music Performance, General516
Art & Art Studies, General21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching174
Acting21
International & Global Studies21
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor21
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor21
Avionics Maintenance Technology & Technician20
Special Education and Teaching, General164
Statistics, General3142
Paper Science and Engineering1252
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General18
Human Resources Development18
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services153
Music Technology17
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services17
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician133
Public Health, General16
Musical Theatre15
Physics, General672
Communication, General15
Mathematics, General735
Philosophy312
Applied Economics105
Aquatic Biology & Limnology14
Computer Engineering, General95
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels14
Financial Planning and Services13
Geology & Earth Science, General85
E-Commerce & Electronic Commerce13
Journalism13
Music Therapy & Therapist103
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other94
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling13
Educational & Instructional Technology13
Environmental Studies12
Chemistry, General732
Dance, General11
Fashion Merchandising11
Dance, Other11
Biochemistry11
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education101
Voice and Opera10
Religion & Religious Studies37
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations10
Public & Applied History73
Mathematics Teacher Education631
English & Language Arts Teacher Education9
Writing, General9
Technical Teacher Education9
Apparel and Textiles, General9
Music, General81
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching45
Japanese Language and Literature9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities9
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General9
History, General62
Health Teacher Education8
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology8
Interior Design8
Industrial and Organizational Psychology8
Fashion & Apparel Design7
Engineering, Other61
Medical Informatics7
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies7
Educational Evaluation and Research43
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other7
Clinical Psychology7
Women's Studies6
Political Science and Government, Other6
Economics, General6
Exercise Physiology6
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration6
Social Studies Teacher Education5
Audiology & Audiologist14
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other5
Music Theory and Composition41
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General5
American Government and Politics (United States5
Art Teacher Education14
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision5
Special Education and Teaching, Other5
Social Psychology4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Spanish Language Teacher Education4
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning4
History Teacher Education3
Information Resources Management3
Foodservice Systems Administration & Management3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Keyboard Instruments3
Reading Teacher Education3
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance3
Conducting3
Earth Science Teacher Education2
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies2
Biology Teacher Education2
Structural Engineering2
French Language and Literature2
Jazz & Jazz Studies2
Business & Managerial Economics2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances2
Management Science2
Food Science2
German Language and Literature2
Mathematics and Computer Science2
Secondary School Administration & Principalship2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General2
Geophysics and Seismology1
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education1
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1
Business Teacher Education1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1
Legal Professions and Studies, Other1
German Language Teacher Education1
Business & Commerce, General1
Chemistry, Other1
Education, Other1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Curriculum and Instruction1
Chinese Language and Literature1
Grand Total3,6191,328122
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%53%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

Publications & Citations

Publications
18,733
Citations
354,180

Publication count by topic

Psychology
3,190
Medicine
1,792
Sociology
1,751
Computer science
1,629
Mathematics
1,166
Political science
1,077
Physics
1,013
Materials science
904
Engineering
846
Chemistry
822
Business
704
Economics
666
Biology
549
History
351
Art
331
Geography
318
Geology
298
Environmental science
251
Philosophy
193

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science17715,052
Sociology28022,225
Psychology34296,078
Business42916,110
History483534
Philosophy522481
Economics52812,900
Mathematics60522,341
Geology6087,884
Engineering65711,861
Physics66922,167
Computer science69626,709
Art812140
Environmental science8226,197
Geography8942,456
Medicine101623,144
Materials science109814,539
Chemistry123419,212
Biology142014,215

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901771036
19911771298
19921971300
19932081385
19942561553
19952591606
19963161831
19973102079
19983432407
19993252853
20003493581
20013763997
20023714508
20034535391
20044626417
20055017561
20065158589
200755910460
200857112027
200965413682
201059714954
201167617357
201273519610
201372621684
201490722821
201575922527
201673621478
201778621154
201869320011
201976823946
202079226348

General info

Alternative namesWMU
Founded1903
WikipediaWestern Michigan University
MottoStrike gold at Western Michigan University.
Colorsbrown, gold
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - April; May-June; June-August; August-December)
Total FTE staff2,815
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008-5200
United States
City population74,000
Phone2693871000
Fax+1 (269) 387 2096

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