Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
4-year
Large
Urban

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Questions and Answers about Western Michigan University

Darius S.
7 months ago
How are roommates selected for first year students at Western Michigan University?
Connor G.
7 months ago
Is a bike necessary to travel around WMU campus?
Emma G.
8 months ago
Can I bring my car as a freshman?
Emma G.
8 months ago
Is the school culture at Western Michigan University more competitive or communal?
Olivia H.
8 months ago
What are Western Michigan University strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Audrey D.
9 months ago
What resources does the Western Michigan University offer for students with disabilities?
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Majors offered at Western Michigan University

Biggest majors
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Western Michigan University

990-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-26
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (81% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Western Michigan University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Western Michigan University Students5%14%73%12%2%1%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Western Michigan University Students
29%
68%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Western Michigan University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer75k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)75k
Operations Manager74k
Mechanical Engineer71k
Manufacturing Engineer66k
Occupational Therapist (OT)61k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist58k
Based on 18,893 student responses
51.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
93kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
16%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Michigan University

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Student reviews of Western Michigan University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Theo Richards
Accounting
Swimming
Reading
Math + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoy the diversity and inclusion the campus offers as well as the excellent instructors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

N/A

Harlie Witte
Music
Cheerleading

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

If I am going, to be honest, I have not had a normal college experience. Covid hit the spring of my freshman year. So my experience has been a little different compared to most people. What I will say is to get out when you can. If you just focus too much on school work and have the social life that is needed for survival you are going to get bored and lonely which we know can lead to deeper and worst things.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Umm, I think this school is very much based on money. A lot of the students here are here because of daddy's money and is not having to pay a dime for school and it shows while there are other students who are struggling to pay for college. But the students who do not need the money get the scholarships not the ones in need.

Morgan Brown
Volunteering
Painting and Studio Art
Reading
Education

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the community on campus and how accessible everything is.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Certain classes can seem interesting but then the teacher ruins them.

Zach Birdsey
Learning
History
Gaming
Anime + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Let's be honest, the cost is a massive contributing factor to going to college/university. The cost of Western Michigan University is within a reasonable amount comparably alongside that offers a wide range of majors and opportunities that can make the experience worth it on a value basis.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the professors I have had have ranged from great to terrible. Alongside that, the location can be pretty dangerous at times depending on where you are living.

Shelby Bennett
Art
Baking
Movies And Film

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am still fairly new, I just finished my first semester here, but so far I have really enjoyed my experience. I have loved most of my professors and the one-on-one interactions you get with art instructors and your peers in the studios are great. My experience with their online classes has been good as well, the only issue I noticed was communication between professors and students could be a bit lacking which could make things confusing. Overall, my time here has been great and I would recommend this school if you’re looking! :)

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only time something happened that I did not really like was when I was transferring to WMU from a community college. I completed my Associate’s degree and I was coming in as a junior however, it took a few months for everything to transfer so everything showed I was a sophomore. When things were updated and I was now being shown as a junior, an extra charge of about $600 was added to my account for the upper-level resident charge.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Everything!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Academic advisors, unfortunately.

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