Western Michigan University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Kalamazoo, MI
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Small city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
83 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Not Reported
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Greek life
  • 24/7 computer lab
  • Free campus shuttle
  • Lots of school spirit

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Distance from dorms to classes
  • Potholes
  • The fees

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Western Michigan Student Reviews

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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.


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