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3 College Student

Greek Life: I have no idea honestly. ATO is a frat i would stay away from though.

4 College Student

Athletics: A lot of morale for the school. The rec center is nice, but its needs to be bigger. Also there is a lot of outdated equipment.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of apartment complexes have coupons to waive fees in the application process, so snag those up.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options especially if you go to Main St. but its about a 5-10 minute drive from campus.

2 College Student

Administration: I feel like during the nighttime they need to know when you get back and who you come back with. Theres only one dorm in and out too...

3 College Student

Scholarships: It seems like you have to apply for scholarships in certain majors, rather than having been automatically applied when you applied. That makes it a hassle.

3 College Student

Party Scene: It's all about knowing other people and where to go. Fratville usually have parties but they can get pretty lame.

1 College Student

Campus Food: Compared to other universities, the food blows. The whole dining system should be more student friendly with more benefits.

2 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small but you should be able to manage. Definitely live in Valley 1 or 2, 3 sucks. Look into the new dorms called Western Heights. Only perks you get is free admission to sporting events and rec center. People here are nice. Cost is very unreasonable and there are a lot of stupid fees you have to pay. Pretty strict for living in the dorms; check-in every night after 9, only 1 way in and out of residence halls, and only can have a max of 4 guests. Food is the absolute worst.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've seen some of the houses the frats have, they look huge! The students are able to afford them. They have some great parties I heard.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't had much, but I order pizza all the time and I love pizza.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They aren't over controlling and understand that we're adults now and know what we are doing. Good!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had some help paying stuff off! I would not have been able to afford this semester if it wasn't for their help.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party, but I know of a lot of people who. From what I've heard, it's a blast!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't like how the valleys are closed on the weekends because I'm too lazy to walk to Valley 2 or Bernhard center to eat. I think they should add more healthy choices to the menu. I do love the desert they serve, it's delicious. I also think they close too early on the weekends.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great! The people here are friendly and always willing to talk. There's a lot of events they hold that open students to the professional world of the hiring process. Western Michigan university has opened me up to becoming a lot more active in extra curricular activities.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing because I'm not there left. But living off campus would be great because of that little more freedom you get

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really go off campus to eat

4 College Freshman

Administration: Overall, it is fine. But I think there shouldn't be a no alcohol in the dorms rule. Because there are some people that are 21 in dorms still that I know and they have gotten in trouble for having alcohol in their room but they were of age so I thought it was dumb they got in trouble for it

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents dealt with it, not me. And they had some trouble with the people.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are usually good. You usally have to know somebody to get in if it is at a Frat house. Frats usually have the hardest entry though because the frat house owners are kinda of mean

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall, it really isn't that bad after you get used to it. There is just a lot of repetitive food weekly and it gets boring always seeing the same stuff out week after week

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus and it is great to be close to everything. But the dorm rooms are a little small, especially when you have 2 girls sharing a room. But overall, it is pretty great

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Our off campus prices are significantly lower of those in east Lansing or Ann Arbor. You can get a really nice apartment for 350 a month.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of nearby options, but only if you have a car. If you don't have a car you can either walk a Mile or you're screwed.

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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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