Western Michigan University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Western Michigan University is a large four-year, public school with 24,600 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1903 and is one of the 6 colleges and schools located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
190
At Western Michigan University you can obtain your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Western Michigan University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 190 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Psychology, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
73%
The rate of student retention at Western Michigan University is fair at 73% (above Michigan average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Western Michigan University is below average - 54%. Around 31% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Michigan University is reasonably decent, 18:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$23,400
Average tuition prices are high - around $22,500 per year. The additional fees at Western Michigan University beyond tuition are roughly $900; this makes it a total of $23,400 per year.

Read the details about Western Michigan University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
83%
According to recent data, 13,985 applications were submitted and 11,654 were accepted; so it is easy to enroll at this school.

This college might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Western Michigan University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D-
Western Michigan University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Michigan University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Western Michigan University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 6,300 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option.

Army ROTC programs are available at Western Michigan University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Western Michigan University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Michigan University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5200, USA
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