Founded in 1903, Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university. It is a premier student-centered, research-intensive institution, one of the nation''s 60 largest universities. Its 26,000 students come from every corner of the globe, including almost 100 other nations. Nearly one fourth of WMU''s students pursue degrees in one of the university''s 65 master''s or 25 doctoral degree programs. Among the diverse areas in which WMU enjoys an international reputation for research and teaching are medieval studies, graph theory, blind rehabilitation, aviation and experimental atomic physics. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Aviation, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, and Health and Human Services, and the Division of Continuing Education. Its 504-acre campus is located in Kalamazoo, 145 miles from Detroit.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
14,397
Undergraduates
7,098
Men - 49.3%
7,257
Women - 50.4%
3,438
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 20,456 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.5
SAT Math
550 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
559 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,307
Out-of-state: $32,931
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,594
Out-of-state: $18,218
Room and Board
$10,991
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$13,151
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,393
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
737
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
30%
20-29
28%
30-39
13%
40-49
6%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Kalamazoo Population
76,009
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buster Bronco
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
2.5%
Black/African-American
8.9%
Hispanic/Latino
8.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73%
Unknown
2.1%
International Students
5.2% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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