Western Michigan University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Website
www.wmich.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
16,303
Part-Time Undergrads
3,175
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$9,982
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,262
Room & Board
$8,414
Acceptance Rate
83 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
Not Reported
Average ACT Scores
19–25

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

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

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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3 College Freshman

Parking: I feel the parking costs are way too high, some tickets are not reasonable at all, and sometimes parking spots are very difficult to get.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is so much diversity on campus! Everyone intermixes for the most part and branches out to other groups.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone at WMU, guys and girls, are very friendly! I would say people dress normal, but we do have a lot of diversity and different cultures around campus too.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: I think it's really great that WMU offers free transportation on campus for students

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The snow this year has been terrible! But that's what you get in Michigan, I have lived here for all my life so I was expecting it. The long walks in the snow is what is bad.

1 person found this useful Report
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