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Western Michigan University

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Description of Western Michigan University

  • Year of foundation: 1903
  • Location: Kalamazoo, USA
  • Age of students: from 18 years.
  • Number of students: 21 470
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: public research university.

Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan, founded in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo. The educational institution is classified as "R2: Doctoral Studies – High Research Activity".

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Western Michigan University

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All year round
from 19113.00 $ / year
from 19113.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 13244.00 $ / year
from 13244.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The Western Michigan University campus provides many accommodation options. Each residential area has distinctive features, combines dormitories, apartments, canteens, academic services, cultural resources. A variety of restaurants, cafes are conveniently located in different places on campus.

  • 7 dormitories include 5 buildings with apartments
  • One-, two-, three- or four-room apartments are available.
  • Students enter into fall, spring, summer or 11-month contracts (depending on the complex).
  • Furnished or un furnished options.
  • Family housing.
  • Living Learning Community associated with academic college.

WMU students can choose on campus a variety of fresh, tasty, healthy foods, different meal plans.

  • The cost of the meal plan is from $ 2390 / semester.
  • The cost of accommodation + meals - from 12 841 $ / year.

Activities Western Michigan University

The Office of Student Engagement exists to empower students, develop leaders. The university supports student leaders, organizes activities that promote student engagement, develop meaningful connections with the campus community, empower students to maximize their leadership potential, and promote purposeful learning that is an integral component of WMU's overall student life.

Western Michigan University offers a wide range of extracurricular activities:

  • Bronco Bash is an annual WMU welcome festival that helps students get back to campus life every fall! Every year, about 20,000 students take part in it. This celebration of the WMU and Kalamazoo communities is unlike any other event – don't miss the opportunity to join this tradition!
  • CAB is one of the largest student organizations on campus: they organize student events - big concerts, performances of comedians, cinema, magicians.
  • Annual traditions and new events are organized every year.


  • Western Michigan University offers student life, the resources of a major university, while at the same time students feel cared for, get a personalized experience.
  • Western Michigan University provides all the amenities and opportunities for entertainment, personal growth. Thanks to the athletics department, student fraternities, more than 300 registered student organizations, students succeed in WMU.
  • Kalamazoo and West Michigan are a great place for internships and networking. Major employers include Kellogg's, Stryker, Whirlpool, and three regional health systems. Through these opportunities, students develop, succeed in their chosen industry with the support and assistance of local mentors, Career and Student Employment Services, whose staff will help them explore career options, interview, negotiate, find an internship or job.
  • WMU offers students quality undergraduate programs in research, creative activities under the guidance of mentors. Students benefit from a large research university, learn from top-level teachers who push the boundaries of knowledge, participate in research in the laboratory, classroom, field, studio. WMU offers the opportunity to apply for a grant to subsidize participation in scientific activities.

Facilities and equipment at Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Student Wellness Center is a $32 million facility that includes:

  • Aerobic hall
  • Eight full-fledged basketball courts
  • 45-foot indoor climbing wall
  • Indoor cycling studio
  • Fitness Testing Laboratory
  • Two 4500 sq ft multi-purpose courts
  • Nine rocketball venues
  • Squash court
  • Pool
  • Three indoor tennis courts
  • The 8,000-square-foot gym.

Other opportunities for rest at the university:

  • Indoor football fields
  • Internal softball complex
  • Ice Arena
  • Sorensen tennis courts.

The libraries of Western Michigan University help to discover, explore, shape the information universe. As Michigan's fourth-largest university library system, they provide a wide range of resources, programs, services that support WMU's research, creative, academic achievements and the global community.

4 WMU libraries:

  1. Waldo
  2. Maybee Music and Dance
  3. Swain Education
  4. Zhang Legacy Collections Center.

Admission dates and extra charges

Enrollment is carried out three times a year:

  • Autumn semester – until June 15
  • Spring – until October 15
  • Summer – until March 15.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants provide:

  1. Copy of passport identification page
  2. Proof of Knowledge of English
  3. Extracts from schools that have attended or are attending, including diplomas, exam results, scorecards and certificates
  4. Non-refundable application fee – 100$
  5. Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU.

Scholarships Western Michigan University

Freshmen wishing to apply for a scholarship must complete an application for admission by Dec. 15. The information in the application for admission (e.g. extracurricular activities, awards, awards, essay/personal statement) will be used to determine eligibility for the scholarship during the selection process.

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