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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great university to be in, I love the calsses and teachers are very approachable.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I thoroughly enjoy taking classes at WMU and for the most part like my professors and/or graduate assistants.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though times got hard, I still enjoyed my experience as a college student.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love it because there is a club for everything.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have made lots of great freinds and have some really awesome professors!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Western Michigan University. I recently switched my major and my advisor is awesome! He's always willing to help me and he contacts me frequently making sure I'm on the right path and asking if I have questions. I've made great friends by staying in the residence halls my first two years and there are so many clubs to get active on campus. I wish I would've looked at other options but overall, I am VERY happy with my choice to be a Bronco.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: its super diverse and a beautiful campus. I have the most wonderful professors and everyone is so helpful and kind.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Western is a good school. People seem to focus more on the party atmosphere when it comes to explaining WMU collectively. However, it is a top notch research institution that focus heavily on academics. I think may kids come to WMU for the wrong reasons and receive an extreme wake up call when they get here.

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.

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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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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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