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
16,554
Undergraduates
8,311
Men - 50.2%
8,244
Women - 49.8%
3,936
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 16,582 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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,071
Out-of-state: $30,095
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,017
Out-of-state: $16,041
Room and Board
$10,567
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$10,772
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,864
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
952
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
25%
20-29
29%
30-39
13%
40-49
7%
50-99
7%
Over 100
3%
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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
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buster Bronco
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
2.3%
Black/African-American
10.7%
Hispanic/Latino
8.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72.4%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
5.1% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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