Facilities

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: I like that the sporting event costs are included in my tuition and also the bus route is very easy to figure out. The
athletic center is great too

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I like the smaller campus and the smaller class size but yet its still a large university

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are plenty of things to do on campus if you are a student.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I really enjoy the life I have on campus. It is a good time and there are plenty of fun people to mingle with.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Lots of stuff to do. Good facilities, very useful.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 121st
    Best Performance Venues
  • 144th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 264th
    Best Student Centers
  • 315th
    Best Library
  • 769th
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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Western has some of the newest and most modern innovations inside and outside of the classroom, and the school is constantly in the process of constructing new buildings and/or improving on the older ones. Western has modern classrooms, the most up-to-date computer labs located all across campus, and a very well-stocked library.

When it comes to athletic facilities, the Student Recreation Center has brand-new workout equipment and is in very good condition. There are pools located in a few areas on campus, where open swim hours are always available. Facilities are cleaned daily, and the campus itself is well-maintained, with walkways and streets kept tidy. The University spent a lot of money on landscaping and sculptures, which can be seen all over campus.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
371
Campus Size
1,200 acres
Student Centers
The Bernhard Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Waldo Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Bernhard Center
  • Dorm lounges
  • Library
Bar on Campus
University Roadhouse is just a stone's throw away from Waldo Stadium on the WMU campus.
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Biggby Coffee in the Bernhard Center
Movie Theater on Campus
There isn't a set movie theater on campus; however, new releases are played in the Miller Auditorium.
"Green" Initiatives
In February, there's a month-long competition called Eco-thon that's designed to teach students how to participate in sustainable practices, specifically electricity reduction and recycling.
Traditions
Bronco Bash: Bronco Bash serves as a kind of "welcome back" to Western students. More than 400 student organizations, departments, and businesses participate, and live bands perform. It's a lot of fun.
Urban Legends
  • McCracken Hall is haunted.
  • There's a "W" engraved in the cement near the Waldo Library. Rumor has it, if you step on it, it will bring you bad luck in your classes for that semester.
Favorite Things To Do
Hanging out in the Bernhard Center
Student Organizations Web Site
www.wmich.edu/students
Student Newspaper
Western Herald
www.westernherald.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations fit for your major. Western also hosts a lot of social events and has a vibrant Greek life.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 66 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 81 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 41% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 30% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 27% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 81 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 4% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 41% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% I haven't been able to find one
  • 17% Student Recreation Center
  • 17% Library desk

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 57% Go to the gym
  • 29% Rock Climbing
  • 14% Going to the open art talks and exhibits

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Dorm lounges
  • 40% The Bernhard Center
  • 0% Library

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Not stepping on the "W" by the library.
  • 20% Every time a virgin graduates, a brick falls off.

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 100% Bronco Bash

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