Western Michigan University

2,914 reviews
  1. Kalamazoo, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Western Michigan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Website

Western Michigan University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,464/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,464/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,782/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,589/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,961/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,836/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,713Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • You can't describe all in one word everyone varies
    31%
  • Outgoing/friendly
    24%
  • Determined
    17%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Average
    7%
  • Reserved
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.172 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.217 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Sociable
    33%
  • Lively
    23%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Flexible
    6%

After Western Michigan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.49 responses

Reviews

2,914 reviews
  • Excellent
    426
  • Very Good
    1158
  • Average
    1083
  • Poor
    135
  • Terrible
    65
Wmu is a very friendly and diverse university. The size of wmu is perfect not too big but not too small and there are some beautiful women on campus. The party scene and academics are ok but exceptional in some aspects. The drawback is that there is no fall season in Kalamazoo it's either hot or cold no in between
  • Sophomore
  • 8 days ago
Since my freshman year at WMU I have had an amazing time at WMU. I love how everyone at Western Michigan is very welcoming, from the students to the staff members. Being at WMU made me grow at person. I have matured, gained tons of experience, and met life long friends. However, I would change one thing about WMU and that is campus food. The campus food seems like it's in rotation between the dining halls. The food is good but I think it would be a great idea for the school to switch it up and bring in different types of food. With that being said I can honestly admit to say Western Michigan is a great university.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
My first year experience was amazing. The environment makes you feel at home. It was easy find people too get along with. It's a very diverse campus which I love. Something about it that I will change is the students teaching. I feel like they should observe more often.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago