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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Large • Urban
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Western Michigan University is a large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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Western Michigan University students pursue their purpose in an environment designed to help them thrive academically, emotionally and physically. Our focus on well-being supports student success, empowering them to craft a life of meaning and fulfillment. Broncos prosper. Nine of ten graduates are employed quickly, working in their field, in jobs they like. At WMU it is not where you start, it is where you finish. To align their education with personal interests, Broncos can choose from more than 130 bachelor's degrees across seven academic colleges, as well as honors and graduate colleges. WMU has nationally top-ranked programs in aviation, fine arts, engineering, supply chain management and occupational therapy. The Kalamazoo area holds a wealth of internship and employment opportunities, with a strong business community that includes multinational firms like Kellogg, Whirlpool, and Stryker, and three large health care systems. Kalamazoo's vibrant downtown is packed with entertainment, arts, culture and dining offerings. Founded in 1903, WMU enrolls more than 17,000 students; nearly 80% of whom are undergraduates. Students from historically underrepresented groups comprise 18% of the student body, while out-of-state students and international students from 90+ countries comprise 28%.

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