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Reviews 2527 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on this campus and they have the emergency phones everywhere so I feel better when I see one. I only wish that our health center would be open on days we don't have school because people cannot control when they get sick.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like being here and although I had my doubts about if I belong here I can say that I really enjoy my time here and I love hanging out with my friends. I wish they had more specific majors and classes, for example I want to go into publishing and there is literally nothing here for that so I have to go in the general area of that and I wish they added even more specific classes and stuff like that.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't currently have a job because I really want one on campus and most campus jobs are for work study only and I don't qualify for that so I cant even apply for those. I wish there were less of work study jobs and more for regular students because the school is complaining that the jobs aren't being filled but all the jobs are work study so most students cant apply so I wish that would change. But the people who work here are nice and helpful so that is a plus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the new dorms here and so the quality of those dorms are really good but the other dorms are terrible and they don't do anything to fix them.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with Greek life so I cant really judge but I do know that they are all nice and they try to include everyone.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not really into doing sports but I love going to sporting games. We have great facilities for both athletes and non athletes. sports on campus are important but not overpowering.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy my school very much. The professors are helpful and the courses are diverse. I don't like the weather but the school cant do anything about that . Other than that I really like it here.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus police take everything extremely seriously. Everyone on this campus cares about each other and makes sure we are all safe. There are call boxes around campus if you ever do feel unsafe, however I have never seen one used. Students are always notified if there is a dangerous event that occurs on campus, but that is extremely rare.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: All of the courses I have taken have been wonderful. Professors are all very knowledgable and invested in their area of expertise. All professors are very open and willing to help students with whatever they need. Although it may be easy to gain admittance into WMU, maintaining a high GPA is difficult. The classes are rigorous and exactly what you should expect from a college campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have many great programs here, ranging from Business and aviation, to the performing arts. We are one of very few universities that has every fine arts accredited, along with our college of fine arts. That is truly saying something about the professionals that come from our programs. Come in for a campus tour and you will see the hard work and dedication each major's students have.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Our dorms are a lot of fun when you have friends in the dorm. The buildings themselves are outdated, except for the one new building that opened this year. Mostly, where you live is as great as you make it, with the friends that you have.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The people I know that have joined Greek life absolutely love it, however it is not something you must do to make friends on our campus. Actually, a lot of people do not like Greek life because they are a little snooty but also a little dirty in their houses.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at our school are great, however they are not the main focus. There is a lot of school spirit and rooting for each team, but our academics overshadow our athletics. We all get very excited, but they are not the center of our campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have never made a choice I am more happy with than my choice to attend Western Michigan University. My school, and the dance department, is so home-like. I have made lifelong friends within my program, learned valuable skills, and I have been able to perform in every concert since I began as a Freshman. From conditioning and theory classes to performance, our professors are extremely knowledgable and help us prepare for real world situations. The connections I have made, and the knowledge I have acquired will ensure a job for me post-graduation.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe ride is available all the time and students shouldn't have anything to worry about, security is definitely around campus 24/7.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall my experience has been great. Everyone is super helpful and actually care about me. There are tutor's everywhere on campus for whatever a student needs help with. They really want us to succeed at school.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's kind of easy to get a job on campus. I have a work study award so it was very easy for me and I have a job that I like a lot but for people without the award it isn't easy to find jobs.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I don't have a car so it is very convenient for me because everything is within walking distance. Campus is big but not too big to where you can't get to your classes on time. They have a great busing system too, so for those who don't want to walk they don't have to walk far.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think the parties are pretty much the only thing Greek life is known for. It's not a big deal not be in a fraternity or sorority, we are all friends regardless of Greek life.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of school spirit for mostly the football and hockey teams. The other sports tend to me more overshadowed but there are a lot of great facilities for athletes and non-athletes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people I've met are amazing, the classes are hard but everyone is willing to help you and jobs are offered to me all the time.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's sketchy being out on campus at night time

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't had a problem with a class or professor here at school. Class sizes aren't small, but aren't huge so it allows for you to speak with the professor or TA

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't mind the dorm I am living in, I'm not far away from my classes.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I love attending all of our school sporting events

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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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