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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
19,887
Western Michigan University overview
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Online wmich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Western Michigan University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Western Michigan University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 16,582 prospective students applied, and 14,085 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,613 enrolled in the school.  14,215 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,672 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $12,094 plus fees of $923. WMU is ranked 531 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

WMU is rated within the lower 48% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Western Michigan University overview
SAT 1010/1220
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
84.9% 
Western Michigan University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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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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Other Colleges to Consider

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.