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Western Michigan University

2,854 reviews
  1. Kalamazoo, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Western Michigan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Website

Western Michigan University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,464/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,464/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,782/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,589/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,961/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,836/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,713Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Average
    7%
  • Determined
    17%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Outgoing/friendly
    24%
  • Reserved
    5%
  • You can't describe all in one word everyone varies
    31%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
27%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.172 responses
Poll
4%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.217 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Flexible
    6%
  • Lively
    23%
  • Sociable
    33%

After Western Michigan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.49 responses

Reviews

2,854 reviews
  • Excellent
    426
  • Very Good
    1154
  • Average
    1082
  • Poor
    135
  • Terrible
    57
The teachers do a great job teaching most of the time, and if I need extra help they are available at reasonable hours. There are also many tutors and T.A. sessions in addition to the professor's office hours.
  • College Freshman
  • 24 days ago
I love my school, I'm glad I picked it. There's so much to do, and all the people that go here are great. It's always a great day to be bronco at Western Michigan University.
  • College Freshman
  • 24 days ago
Western Michigan is the school I chose because of the diversity and the endless opportunities that it presents to me. After joining a National Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity, Phi Chi Theta, I understood the importance of involvement in your school and community. It has only been one year and I have already created a great network of friends and mentors to help me succeed in reaching my maximum potential. With a 3.72 GPA, I have shown that I am dedicated in my work and I only wish to challenge myself more.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago