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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

As a major research institution, Western Michigan University stands as a leader in experiential learning opportunities. Its professors make a point to form strong relationships with their students, all while giving them the tools and experiences they need to thrive as future professionals.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
17,984 undergraduate students
83% of undergrad students are full time
51% male — 49% female
8.1% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
934 full-time faculty
512 part-time faculty
17 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
13.1% of first year students live on campus
8.1% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

Retention Fall 2016

78.6% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2016

52.7% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 4%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 13%
White 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 1%

Activities Offered

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN X
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera X
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society X
Symphony orchestra X
Television station  
Yearbook  

Common Core

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History  
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

Class Size Breakdown

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 416 696 788 356 206 196 92 2750

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students X
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing X
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing  
Other housing options X

ADMISSIONS

Admissions Fall 2016

13,612 Total Applicants
11,205 Total Admissions
2,930 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
82.32% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling Admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Important
Rigor of secondary school record

Considered
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading    
SAT Math    
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT Math 17 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $12,528  $15,420
     
Room and Board (on campus) $9,420 $9,420
Estimated Total On Campus $21,948 $24,840 

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Estimated

$14,347 First year students
$5,295 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 Estimated

71% on average, the percentage of need that was met
17% of financial need students that had need fully met

$5,295 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,098 Average need-based loan

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