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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is safe and convnient

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived in any off campus housing, but from what I know, there's plenty of options and the places seem nice. I know there's transportation back and forth to campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of options, most of which including late night delivery. The cost is fair and the food is good. I'm not sure if any of them offer any student discounts.

3 College Freshman

Administration: My main issue with the administration is just the visitation. They don't allow any guests under 18, including family so I can never have my little brother visit. In addition, you're only allowed to have a guest stay for two nights. When my friends all live three hours away, it'd be nice if they could stay a little longer.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I thought the process was really confusing, but it's possibly because I'd never done it before. I've realized since there are places on campus you can go to get financial aid help to get questions answered. I wish the school offered more scholarships to students.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think the campus food is usually pretty good. As I mentioned, they should have more gluten free options and I also think maybe they could try to make some food a bit healthier. Although I don't consider the food unhealthy now.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For a residence hall, I had an amazing experience living on campus. The dorms had proper amenities and set ups and the staff was incredibly helpful. Each hall has it's own dining hall, the only inconvenience being the limited cafeterias opened on the weekends and the lack of options for gluten free students.The RAs were always nice and listened to students. The best part for me, however, were the students. After having a negative social experience in high school, coming to college was a huge relief. I still have yet to meet anyone that was not friendly, kind, or made me feel less than or not worth their time.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Western doesn't suggest places to stay off campus, simply because they offer campus apartments for students. But there are tons of places to stay off campus, while still being close to campus. There are some new luxury apartments being built 3 minutes away from campus that are decently priced. There are even places where up to 6 people can live together in a townhouse. The sororities snd fraternities have housing similar to those you see on TV, so if you're interested in Greek life that is definitely an option!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Coming from Metro Detroit where a variety of food options are abundant to Kalamazoo where a lot of the food options are repetitive is saddening. I must say that Kalamazoo is on the come up, building a better variety of restaurants since I have been a student at Western.

4 College Senior

Administration: There are only a few things that western is strict on when it comes to policies. The first is underage drinking, the other is noise violations, and the last is parking illegally on campus with no permit. Western does not care if you were late for class, which is why you parked in a faculty lot, THEY WILL TOW YOUR CAR!

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I don't have very many run ins with western's financial aid office but when I do, they are always nice and helpful to me. Be sure to take advantage of scholarships! There are plenty that most people don't know about because they aren't talked about but there are always options!

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Nobody parties like Western! we come together on holidays like family and people from every background party with one another! St. Patrick's Day is HUGE at Western & we probably celebrate that holiday the best. Next is Halloween. Overall, you can always find fun at good old Western!

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Only certain dining halls service good food, but it also depends on the day. The bistro is my favorite no matter what day. When it comes to eating in the valleys, Valley 2 has the best cafe. Valley 3 gives you the option to make your own food, using stoves and other kitchen equipment.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Western has done some remodeling since Ive been attending and I must say that campus housing is one of westerns strong points. The best option for students second year and up are western view apartments where rent can be paid month by month or through financial aid! As for freshmen, the valleys have always been home to first year students and within the next few semesters, they'll be putting a brand new several floor dining hall for students in the valleys to dine in.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Average, some is just really far away.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Can find good stuff, pretty average for a college town.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty average just like any other school.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Didn't receive any financial aid because apparently my dad makes too much.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Better in the warmer seasons than the colder ones.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Just your average cafeteria food, they could use healthy options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The current dorms are just really old and need to be updated.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: its really nice with all of the options.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: they have a lot of fast food and I don't like it.

3 College Freshman

Administration: they could be less strickt at moments

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: the parties here are amazing western knows how to throw down!!!!

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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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