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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
22,562
Western Michigan University overview
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Online wmich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Western Michigan University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Western Michigan University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 17,698 prospective students applied, and 14,133 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,919 enrolled in the school.  16,030 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,532 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,094 plus fees of $923. WMU is ranked 593 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

WMU is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Western Michigan University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Western Michigan University overview
SAT 1000/1210
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.28
Applications Accepted
79.9% 
Western Michigan University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$12,094
In State Costs for Western Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$987
Other Fees$923
Room and Board $10,567
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$27,071
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,118
Out of State Costs for Western Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$987
Other Fees$923
Room and Board $10,567
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$30,095

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Michigan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 11%
Health Professions 8%
Communication 6%
Engineering 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172699 IPEDS survey data for Western Michigan University.

Current students may use the Western Michigan University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.