Western Michigan University

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world rank  335

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University Overview

Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kalamazoo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Western Michigan University (WMU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Michigan University (WMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 117 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym WMU
Founded 1903
Motto Strike gold at Western Michigan University.
Colours Brown and gold

University Location

Address 1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo (population range: 50,000-249,999)
49008-5211 Michigan
United States
T +1 (269) 387 2000
F +1 (269) 387 2096

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo 49008-5211
+1 (269) 387 2000
800 400 4968

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Michigan University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation CEA
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Society of Engineering Management ASEM
  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • University and College Intensive English Programs UCIEP
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education LCME

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Forum on Education Abroad (FEA)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP)

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