Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1914 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic programs offered at WMU are wonderful and unique. There are so many different options you can try if you prefer. Plus, there is a wonderful workout facility for those that are students and those that are not. Additionally, tailgating is always a big part of our football games which may be why they are so popular.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Kalamazoo is an ethnically diverse city with the same perks of living in a big city without the crowds. WMU has so many restaurant options with convenient locations and reasonable prices.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: WMU offers a ton of meal options for on/off campus students. They have a wide variety of options in the cafeterias; however, the food is almost never good tasting or healthy for you. It's almost all processed or produced from a can.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Western Michigan doesn't really offer housing for Greek life. They only monitor behavior and maintain location for housing. It is up to the students in the Greek life to maintain their housing. Typically, the Frats are run down party houses and the sororities are beautifully up kept houses.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally do not like living on campus which is why I am not off campus; however, the dorms are spacious and numerous. So, there is always living availability on campus. The dorms are very pricey though.

5 College Junior

Majors: Being in the nursing program at WMU is no joke. We have a very heavy workload, and have so much hands on prep work that needs to be done. I love my major because WMU offers the aggressive hands on approach that I need to learn.

College Junior

Majors: I have not had an Internship through WMU. I have heard that there are many offered and they are good.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Excellent, well trained staff. Of course, I am only doing health care classes, but overall I believe western takes pride in who they hire. For the nursing program, they usually have the same professors teach similar courses so that the education is more universal.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This isn't a highly prestigious college, but it offers many great opportunities that employers are looking for.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Our campus is so large, it's almost impossible to not find a friend or friend group that complements your qualities. With that said, there are also many opportunities for enemies to be forms. Our campus has over 25K students and WMU does everything in it's power to help students feel included. The students fit into so many different categories. They are not stuck up or always the most educated, but they are usually nice people all around.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: WMU has many programs in place in order to educate people about sexual assault and where to go if you need help, this programs are repeatedly presented to students throughout their freshman year. So, WMU itself does everything in its power to prevent sexual assault, but obviously they cannot prevent everything.

5 College Junior

Academics: Wonderful array of classes and major/minor options. WMU offers many grad programs as well! The registration is outlined well on the website and is given a seniority sign up at first. This means the more credits and the longer you have been here, the better choices you have.

4 College Junior

Academics: It's extremely difficult, and it should be. Nursing isn't a joke, and just like ever job in healthcare, people's lives are at stake. The program is tough and exclusive to weed out the individuals that do not want to put all of their effort into learning, or those in which healthcare is not the most ideal career.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I love Western Michigan University. They could revitalize old buildings more often instead of just tearing them down, but with that set aside WMU is a wonderfully accommodating school for all walks of life. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities for jobs within walking distance or jobs on campus for WMU. The night life is spectacular and downtown Kalamazoo which is only a short mile from campus has festivals almost every weekend.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process was good but I just hate using the money I'm offered knowing I'm gonna have to pay it back

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in a frat only because I don't wanna pay To have friends and I don't wanna deal with the hazzing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is good but the bus systems kinda blow when you're in a hurry

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The typical girl is wearing yoga pants or short shorts so you get the idea

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dinning is not very good and the hours suck I can never make it to dinner but that is also part of my schedual

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are ok but not very good. Fun to attend

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a little diversity the population is mostly blacks and whites

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many opportunities in michigan for internships in my major

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My experience wit admissions in to western michigan has been great

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The night life is very much alive at western michigan university

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My bio teacher was incredible but my other teachers were kinda ehh

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Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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Overall, Western Michigan University has a lot to offer, just like the Kalamazoo area has great things to discover. Western Michigan has a variety of academic programs designed to perfectly fit any student in any major. It's a place where you can be yourself—a place where you can easily balance academia and a social life. A university filled with friendly and diverse people, if you're looking for an unforgettable experience and memories to last a lifetime, then Western is the place to be.

The large university atmosphere can be intimidating, but generally classes don't go beyond 50 students. Also, the "big school" atmosphere is conducive for a lot of school spirit when it comes to athletics. You will always be able to spot students in Western gear as they travel from class to class around campus.

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