Established in 1903, the Western Michigan University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kalamazoo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Western Michigan University (WMU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Western Michigan University (WMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 120-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
|Name||Western Michigan University|
|Motto||Strike gold at Western Michigan University.
|Colours||Brown and gold|
|Address||1903 West Michigan Avenue
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+1 (269) 387 1000|
|+1 (269) 387 2096|
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The following Western Michigan University's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Western Michigan University's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Western Michigan University's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Western Michigan University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Western Michigan University's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required
Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record is required
Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores are required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.Western Michigan University has more than 1400 international students.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Western Michigan University.
Western Michigan University has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).
Western Michigan University is a public higher education institution.
Western Michigan University is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Western Michigan University does not have any religious affiliation.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States... learn more
The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official Western Michigan University's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, large, primarily residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||High undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school|
uniRank provides below an overview of Western Michigan University's main facilities:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the Western Michigan University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,130 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Western Michigan University's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Western Michigan University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Learning Commission
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Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Western Michigan University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.
This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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