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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus options are all fairly similar, with prices decreasing as you get farther from campus. This is usually where most of the parties occur and a majority of students seem to choose to live off campus. Depending on the place, sometimes parking and noise complaints can be an issue.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a ton of variety for off-campus dining but the options are consistent and good. There are some things close to campus and others that are quite a ways away, depending on the transportation available.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: WMU students live for a good party and its pretty typical to find one on any given weekend, which includes Thursday. Everyone is pretty welcoming and friendly and there isn't much exclusivity besides in Greek life. There are parties in any variety of spaces and distances from campus for all kinds of different people.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness at WMU appears only when it is necessary. The school and authorities are quite lenient on many topics unless things get out of control. There is an acceptance of self expression and freedom at the university, yet they are still respectable and in control. I would say the balance of power and lenience is just about right.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is very reasonable about helping with financial aid and the financial aid advisors are always kind and helpful. There are plenty of options for receiving financial aid through the university in each individual college and beyond. The financial aid office is always accessible and available for questions.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall options are not the best in comparison to other colleges. There isn't much variety and the meal options usually aren't very healthy. There's also the problem with the open hours on the weekends because it causes inconveniences and forces you to eat earlier than necessary. The dining plans are also way over priced for what is offered to students. My least favorite part of WMU.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at WMU vary depending on which area you're living in. The Valley's offer more of a community, but they're further from main campus. They also have a more private bathroom situation, which could be seen as a positive or a negative. It is very easy to sign for on campus housing and the staff is always flexible and patient. The cost of the housing seems reasonable but the forced meal plan is inconvenient and way over priced. When choosing a dorm, the options closer to main campus would be the best choice in my opinion.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I honestly wouldn't know what off campus housing would be like because I'm only a freshman and I've only lived on campus. I know that there is a huge variety of places to choose from though.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tuns of places off campus to eat with a million different varieties and price ranges. I don't think that anyone will find it hard to find somewhere to eat that they would enjoy off campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is okay in Kalamazoo it's not great tho. House parties are frequent but they always get shut down after about a hour. There are lots of fun clubs that you can get in to at our age.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I feel as though that the rules that we have on campus are very understandable. The rules make us follow the law and respect others that live around us. We are still treated like adults and our rules aren't to harsh.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting financial aid and the money I needed for class wasn't hard. The financial aid workers were a big help they were kind and helped me solved my problems.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus food is okay sometimes. Valley 3 has the same things over and over again and their mainly disgusting. We do have places like Bistro and Bigalo that has really good food. They also give us things like stir-fry and burrito places that give us great variety.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay the people are nice and we don't have any crazy rooms. The only complaint I would have is that the rooms are extremely small and crammed.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I have seen, it is okay.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a party everyweekend. There really is just a lot you can do around here on the weekends.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't personally had a real experience with Administrtion. The only time was my process of trying to attend the university.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It wasn't a hassle but it wasnt the eastiest process, but we made it through.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not the greatest food but it's okay. Sometimes they have good days and sometimes they have bad days. I wish there could be more seasoning in the food and people being allergic to certain seasoning can't be the reason it's not put in the food because there is always a jar of peanut butter out and I have a friend that is allergic to that and it bothers her everytime she goes to the cafe. So seasoning should be able to be put in the food if a jar of peanut butter is just out every single day.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the residence halls isnt that bad at all. Moving in I actually thought I wouldn't like it because I was going to be using a community bathroom. Sometimes it can be a little annoying, but I have made it work and im actually staying in the same residence hall next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of places to live off campus. It all varies and prices vary too. Just depends on where you would like to live.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to choose from, you just have to know where to go. Prices are often affordable as well.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They enforce the rules well in order to help us become successful and create a learning atmosphere.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not attend the parties here at school.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received my financial aid securely and I am currently working on getting money for the next year.

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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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