81%

Acceptance Rate

$8,216

Avg.Financial Aid

002330

FAFSA Code

About Western Michigan University (WMU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

22,562

Website

https://wmich.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1903 W Michigan Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2693871000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Western Michigan University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

81%

SAT Range

990 - 1190

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Western Michigan University has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at WMU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $40. The SAT score in the range of 1000-1210 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Western Michigan University, must score 22 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 19 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5200, or call (269) 387-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,863

Average Annual Cost

$11,560

Books And Supplies

$968

Other Fees

$923

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,143

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,415

Total One Year Cost

$26,009

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to WMU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $28,583 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

33%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,490

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

308 Graduates

Marketing

282 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

221 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

205 Graduates

Biology, General

148 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

137 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

135 Graduates

Air Transportation

131 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

126 Graduates

Psychology, General

120 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

105 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

102 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

100 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

100 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

94 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

85 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

77 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

73 Graduates

Social Work

68 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

55 Graduates

Political Science and Government

55 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

53 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

50 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

50 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

49 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

48 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

47 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

47 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

47 Graduates

Music

42 Graduates

Computer Science

37 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

36 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

34 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

34 Graduates

Civil Engineering

32 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

32 Graduates

Sociology

32 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

31 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

30 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

29 Graduates

International/Global Studies

27 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

27 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

25 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

24 Graduates

History

24 Graduates

Dance

23 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

21 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

21 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

19 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

18 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

17 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

17 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

17 Graduates

Anthropology

16 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

16 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

15 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

13 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

12 Graduates

Philosophy

12 Graduates

Computer Engineering

11 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

11 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Medical Illustration and Informatic...

10 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

9 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

8 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

8 Graduates

Engineering, Other

7 Graduates

Journalism

7 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Economics

6 Graduates

Statistics

6 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

5 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

4 Graduates

Paper Science and Engineering

4 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

3 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

3 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

2 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

2 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

1 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

17,760

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

33%

Full-time

84%

Part-time

16%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

1% Unknown

11% Black

7% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

24%

Out Of State

73%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$69,141 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

27%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Buster Bronco

School Colors

brown and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes

218

Total Female Athletes

160

Intramural Sports

19

Sports Club

44

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Golf

Gymnastics

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by WMU. At WMU, $10,567 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. At Western Michigan University, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 51% and 49%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,500

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$223 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,216

Students Receiving Federal Grants

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,131

Students Receiving State Aid

6%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,138

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,720

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,848

$30K - $48K

$10,194

$48K - $75K

$5,956

$75K - $110K

$2,468

> $110K

$1,196

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$40,335,867

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$28,595,492

The financial aid department of Western Michigan University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,239, whereas the financial aid is $6,789. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,154 and institutional aid worth $6,789. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at WMU based on students' financial needs add up to $40,335,867 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $28,595,492.

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