College Deliberately: Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, career and character located in the city of Kalamazoo, MI. It is known for Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Work and Business Administration and Management.

Western Michigan University

place 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
phone Phone: (269) 387-1000
web Web: https://wmich.edu/
  • Western Michigan University is also known as:
    Western Michigan University, WMU


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Western Michigan University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1915-01-01 2021-08-31
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Western Michigan University is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

4.8 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
6% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Western Michigan University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 105
Baseball Men’s 34
Soccer Women’s 28

The complete list of sports at Western Michigan University is available for members.

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Tuition for Western Michigan University is in the 29.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how Western Michigan University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Western Michigan University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Western Michigan University within those restrictions.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around Western Michigan University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Western Michigan University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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