1903 W. Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269-387-2000
http://www.wmich.edu ask-wmu@wmich.edu
About Western Michigan University
  • Year of Foundation 1903
  • Size of Campus 1200 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 21,434
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 29% 71% 6%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 6,478 in-state, 15,856 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 13,802
Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Apostolic Student Alliance, Bronco Campus Ministries, Buddhadharma Society, Calvary College Ministry, Campus Christian Fellowship / The Xperience, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Challenge, Christians on Campus Western
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Antropology Student Union, Arab Student Association, association of chinese students and scholars, French Club, German club, Graduate Students of Color, Hong Kong Student Association, Indian St
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 14
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Bronco Bash, Finals Finish, Annual International Festival, Native American PowWow Contest, Campus Classics 5k Race
  • Number of students in fraternities 14
  • Percent students who are frat members 2%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Mu Beta of Chi Sigma Iota, Order of Omega, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Psi Chi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society, Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 12
  • Distance to nearest bus Kalamazoo (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Kalamazoo (6), Detroit or Chicago (145)
  • Distance to nearest train Kalamazoo (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 24%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 80%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 18%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 23
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all colle
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,040,692
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 25,711
  • Number of e-books 22,241
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Museums Archives and Regional History Collection; Business Technology Park and Research Park; Center for Medieval Studies; Rare Books.WMU's on-campus learning environment is bolstered by some of the best instructional, cultural and recreational facilities. In
  • Number Of Microforms 1,936,961
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 24,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 9,715
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 4,290
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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