Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA-
Western Michigan University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.199 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities259 Graduates
Health and Medical Administrative Services172 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies149 Graduates
Business Administration and Management127 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science101 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.244 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.295 responses
After Western Michigan University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.147 responses
- Very Good1209
I have only been at Western Michigan University for two weeks, but I already know I absolutely love it. My classes are all generally small, the professors are personable, and every one I have met has been extremely nice and helpful. My first day of classes I got lost a few times and had to ask multiple people where to go. Every one was more than happy to help, and gave me the quickest and most efficient route. Overall, WMU is a wonderful place to study, and I cannot wait to see what the next four years hold!
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago
I like Western aesthetically. However, that's pretty much it. Many of the students that go here are business majors and act accordingly. Many of the individuals here are unemotional and quite simply, dull. The classes are stupidly easy, and the professors are all grad students-not happy about that! If you aren't in a frat/comfortable going to a frat, then you are not partying! The Valley dorms are horrid buildings and the roommate placing is not good either. My roommate and I shared nothing in common, besides music (Come on Western, who doesn't like music???). The campus and buildings are beautiful, but I strongly believe the negatives outweigh the little positives.
- College Freshman
- Dec 5 2015
Western Michigan University is an amazing representation of the Southwest region of Michigan. This institution tremendously values the opinions, diversity, and community of its student body. I've had such an wonderful time attending this university and would recommend it with highest regard to anyone considering secondary education. I've had remarkable encounters with the faculty of advising, financial aid, and even parking services. Again, it is obvious that the faculty seriously considers and values the needs of the students and is willing to help in whichever way is possible. A beautiful campus with so much diversity and community building is a mistake to pass up. Will always value my time spend in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University.
- 3 months ago