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

Weather: It's whatever. I don't love it, but I don't hate it...I mean it's Michigan...

3 College Senior

Weather: Since its on the west side of the state, the winters can be pretty bad. This past semester we had three snows days due to terrible weather.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's typical Michigan weather. If you don't like snow then don't come here.

College Sophomore

Weather: There is nothing anyone can do about the weather so this is a dumb question. Its Michigan just accept that and move on.

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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 85th
    Coldest Winters
  • 244th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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At Western, the fall and spring semesters have one thing in common: snow. Half of the fall semester and half of the spring semester are spent covered in snow. Rain is also a big part of the area, when it isn't snowing during the fall and winter months and even part of the spring months.

However, there is a plus: Western does an excellent job of making the sidewalks and walkways easily accessible and weatherproof. So if you're hoping for a class cancelation due to the weather, don't bet on it. Snow days are very, very rare.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 61 °F
Spring - Low: 38 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 59 °F
Fall - High: 63 °F
Fall - Low: 43 °F
Winter - High: 35 °F
Winter - Low: 20 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.28 in./month
Summer: 3.88 in./month
Fall: 3.83 in./month
Winter: 2.23 in./month
What to Pack
  • Heavy jacket
  • Snow boots

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