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Reviews 2325 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: I normally have classes located on East Campus and eat at the bistro located there.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It is great if your parents yearly income fits into the bracket. However if your parents claim you as a dependent but do not pay for any of your schooling it can be a hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration mingles enough to ensure safety, but don't go over the top and prevent you from having a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Customer service was more than helpful. Needed things sped up in order to get refund in time as a transfer student, they were more then willing to put in a help ticket to speed up the process.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It is very diverse. You need to find your niche of people who you get along with, but there are so many different people with so many different personalities, likes, and dislikes.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: From what I have heard there are certain areas and parties where sexual assault is more prominent, but for the most part it is pretty safe. Stay with friends, don't walk anywhere alone at night.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life, but I know a lot of people do it. Although there are a lot of freshman who rush, many people do not actually join.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We are not very good at many sports, but hockey games are a must. The facilities are pretty clean and nice for athletes and non-athletes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I have scene people like off-campus housing more than on-campus. I am living off-campus this coming year which is a change from on-campus last year. I am excited to park outside my house door, and live closer to my work.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always a party somehwere near or on campus. Anything on campus is usually small due to campus PD, but fratville and houses near there and off Lafayette are great areas to walk to if you live on campus or near campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are more chains than anything, but it is not bad to go to the few local places like University Roadhouse or Mainstreet Pub.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Depending on where you live will depend on the leniency of authorities. Some R.A.'s are stricter than others with alcohol and things. You can get written up if an RA finds alcohol or sees you with it, but if you come in drunk they do not usually say anything unless it is at an unsafe level. Teachers are pretty strict with cheating and the honor code.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I recieved a good academic scholarship from the University. Also organizing other forms of financial aid are easy at the financial aid office, but waiting in line at the beginning of the semester can take a very long time, so go early!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: If you do not mind eating the same things all the time, then a meal plan is for you. I got sick of the food very quickly, and I wished they had more healthy and higher quality options for the price you pay.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms is not bad for freshman year, it makes meeting friends easy. I am not living on campus next year due to the high costs. Dorms are pretty small, but only 2 rooms share a bathroom, not the whole floor which is nice. There are food option pretty close depending on the building you live in, there may even be dining halls in the building. Some housing options are close to classes, but others are sort of too far to walk in the winter, but there is a great bus system.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very affordable housing on campus. When you factor in cost of living and proximity to campus (close) it is a great deal.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on where your looking, lots of choices, prices, quality of living.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's any type of food you could want in Kalamazoo.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: It's not called "wastern" for no reason ;)

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4 College Junior

Administration: Your in college, your an adult. Western shouldn't have to control your choices and it doesn't.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: It was pretty painless until I had to request more money.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Depends on where and when you go.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: They are smelly and loud and you will have the best time of your life living there!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus and having a place of my own near all of the student life.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Seriously so many places to eat, especially down town

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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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