Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
1,366
Tuition
$37,810
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 173 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I'd say it's pretty rational. The honor code is huge.

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather doesn't really stop the school from operating normally. Campus is small enough that even the worst of storms isn't too big an obstacle.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are usually school parties every weekend, not a crazy scene. Definitely a great bar scene downtown. Many people congregate more regularly in smaller numbers it seems.

4 College Junior

Facilities: LandSea is a pre-orientation program that takes students on a 16-day outdoor adventure - backpacking, canoeing, climbing, that in itself is great fun but more importantly a great way to make strong bonds with other incoming students - and some upperclassmen - going into the first year.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Mix of old and new buildings, equally charming and well-kept. The quad is a nice hangout spot, space of congregation at times. Library and science building are really nice. Humanities building is a house that's really charming. Rather nice art building. Dorms are cool.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I think it's pretty responsible. Most people here are really into what they are doing academically and otherwise so there haven't really been any problems as far as I can tell.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There's really a push for diversity here. Many international students, very accepting.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Some really great people. Like anywhere really. Seems to be people with a variety of interests, so it's difficult to say if there is any typical student.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: It was pretty average the past couple of years. They've changed providers and I've not yet tried it.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: More of an over-21 kind of atmosphere in my eyes. Lots of breweries and good beers. I think that's the way into the life of the town.

3 College Junior

Transportation: In terms of commuting to and from school, most people walk. A lot of people have cars, though many use the buses to get around.

5 College Junior

Majors: Very academic school. New science building. Very rigorous but rewarding. I study philosophy, and I think the humanities program is great. Very tough, but very rewarding. Most students study abroad, from which I've just returned, and I think it's an essential opportunity to take if available; one of the trademarks of the school.

4 College Junior

Majors: It seemed to me that the application process was more well-rounded than most. Supplemental materials asked questions that really seemed to allow for a personalized response.

3 College Junior

Parking: Small campus, small student body, usually places to park even off campus that are rather close.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most people who live off campus live within fifteen minutes walking distance of the school. Living off campus tends to be preferred by most I've encountered - houses, apartments. Many old but charming houses.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sport are not terribly popular, but some programs are relatively strong - the Tennis team has won for over 70 consecutive years.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It really depends on the RA

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: love it profs are hard, but really feel that i'm getting a great education.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Awesome lots to do and great family like atmosphere.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: haven't had 1 myself, but lots of grads have converted internships into jobs after graduating.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Nice selection of liberal arts majors available.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Got an academic scholarship, but with more available as highest school in Michigan now.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There is not a need for any sort of transportation if you go to Kalamazoo College...technically. If you have a meal plan then you don't need to drive to or catch a bus to the grocery stores. The campus is very small and walkable. Some people have bikes if they live a short ways off campus or if they like to go downtown. Those are also walkable distances.Parties are always very local and walking distance and besides going to the beach, grocery store, mall, or any shopping or events that aren't in the downtown area or nearby on West Main Street, you don't need a car. It is nice however to have one if you like to visit friends at their schools, go home a lot, find other things to do around the city or just to get farther away or to Western Michigan's campus with more ease. As far as public transportation, the bus system is not super reliable. You can usually catch a bus to where you need to go but you have to first walk down to a main road and the frequency is about every half hour some days. You also have to pay for the bus.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Because Kalamazoo is a private college, there are not as many opportunities for scholarship money as there may be at larger state universities. I've found that third parties, or scholarships that aren't coming from the school are very helpful. The school does offer scholarships however and they are very helpful with the massive tuition cost. The financial aid office is very helpful when you need assistance and are willing to review your financial aid package if you express the need and to make changes if possible.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Since the campus is very small, it is difficult to maintain many dining options on campus. The student body isn't large enough to support a food court set up where we have the options of take out type places on campus, and the cafeteria has very limiting hours, only serving meals at very specific times and being closed the rest of the day. Other than the dining hall there is a sandwich shop in the student center that is decent, where you can get a sub, pizza, panini, soup, salad or different pastries from early on until about 12am. Other than that there are no other food choices on campus. The food in the cafeteria is varied and there are different sections, for American, International, vegan/vegetarian etc. meals. As far as other dining options around campus, there are many restaurants that deliver pizza, Chinese food or sandwiches, and those re available much later than campus dining.

2 people found this useful Report
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