Western Michigan University: Ranking & Review

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Kalamazoo
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United States
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World
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1168488
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

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

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

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 Services782145927
Health Professions and Related Programs47422410708
Education20427434512
Engineering26915211432
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies32910339
Psychology1849228304
Public Administration and Social Service Professions681742244
Visual and Performing Arts21526241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs18613199
Biological and Biomedical Sciences166222190
Social Sciences1033513151
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences133133
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies10519124
Transportation and Materials Moving118118
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services83182103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service9696
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields533184
English Language and Literature & Letters558669
Physical Sciences26141151
Mathematics and Statistics1823546
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics376245
History238536
Philosophy and Religious Studies131831
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians1414
Natural Resources and Conservation1111
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies66
Architecture and Related Services33
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 population74,000
Phone2693871000
Fax+1 (269) 387 2096

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