Western Michigan University.

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo. Its enrollment, as of the Fall 2019 semester, was 21,470. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".The university's athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are known as the Western Michigan Broncos. They compete in the Mid-American Conference for most sports.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 17,704 students
  • 0.19 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • https://wmich.edu/

Notable programs at Western Michigan University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Journalism, and Advertising.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

11,741 students out of 14,263 applicants were accepted into Western Michigan University. They had an average SAT score of 1103. 69% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 45% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Western Michigan University was $14,699, while for in-state students it was $11,943. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $20,797.

The average financial aid at Western Michigan University is $7,098. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $7,601 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Western Michigan University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

57% of undergraduate students at Western Michigan University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Western Michigan University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Michigan University was of $9,848 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $958.

Diversity at Western Michigan University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017