Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a public, four or more years institution located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The campus is situated in a small city area and is home to 17,051 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Western Michigan University?

Admission into Western Michigan University is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 80%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 79% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 80%.

What SAT score is required for Western Michigan University?

The SAT scores of admitted students range from 1000 to 1210.

What ACT score is required for Western Michigan University?

The ACT scores of admitted students range from 19 to 26.

How much does it cost to attend Western Michigan University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Western Michigan University for an academic year is $13,017 (in-state) / $16,041 (out-of-state). Including the cost of living of $14,054 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $13,017 (in-state) / $16,041 (out-of-state) to $27,071 (in-state) / $30,095 (out-of-state) for an academic year. 82% of undergraduate students at Western Michigan University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $17,028.

What degrees are offered at Western Michigan University?

The degrees offered at Western Michigan University include "less than one year certificate", "one but less than two years certificate", "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree", "post-master's certificate" and "doctor's degree - research/scholarship".

What are the popular majors at Western Michigan University?

The most popular programs/majors at Western Michigan University include "Marketing", "Business Administration, Management and Operations"" and "Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other".

What is the graduation rate at Western Michigan University?

The graduation rate at Western Michigan University is 57%.

What is the debt of graduating Western Michigan University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Western Michigan University students is $20,000 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $50,500.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio

16

Awards Offered

Less than one year certificate

One but less than two years certificate

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Post-master's certificate

Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

City

Kalamazoo

College Type

Public

Campus Housing

Yes

Location Setting

Small City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$8,825

General

Address

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5200

College Website

https://wmich.edu/

Phone

(269) 387-1000

Online Application Website

https://wmich.edu/apply/

Financial Aid Website

https://wmich.edu/finaid/

Admissions

Western Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 80%. The acceptance rate of 80% implies that for every 100 students that applied 80 students got accepted. 17,698 students appied to Western Michigan University. 80% of the students that applied got accepted, and 21% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

17,698

Acceptance Rate

80%

The SAT composite score at Western Michigan University ranged from 1000 to 1210. The ACT composite score at Western Michigan University ranged from 19 to 26.

SAT Composite1000 - 1210
ACT Composite19 - 26
Application Fee$40
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Costs to Attend

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Western Michigan University for an academic year can be broken down into $12,094 for tuition, $923 for fees, $987 for books and supplies, $10,567 for room and board and $2,500 for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$13,017
In-state tuition$12,094
In-state fees$923
Books and supplies$987
Room and board$10,567
Other expenses$2,500

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Western Michigan University for an academic year can be broken down into $15,118 for tuition, $923 for fees, $987 for books and supplies, $10,567 for room and board and $2,500 for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$16,041
Out-of-state tuition$15,118
Out-of-state fees$923
Books and supplies$987
Room and board$10,567
Other expenses$2,500
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Students

Western Michigan University has 17,051 undergradute students. 51% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 49% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

17,051

Enrollment by gender

51%

51% men

49%

49% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Michigan University is 57%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 53% compared to 60% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Michigan University is 78%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

57%

Graduation Rate by Gender

53%

53% men

60%

60% women

Retention Rate

78%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Michigan University is $50,500 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $29,800 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $65,000.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$50,500

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$29,800 - $65,000

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

79%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Michigan University is 92% compared to 8% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

92%

92% percent_working

8%

8% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Western Michigan University include "Marketing" with 266 graduates followed by "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 265 graduates, "Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other" with 234 graduates, "Biology, General" with 143 graduates and "Finance and Financial Management Services" with 141 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Marketing266
Business Administration, Management and Operations265
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other234
Biology, General143
Finance and Financial Management Services141

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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