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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Western Michigan University

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About Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo, and as of the Fall 2014 semester, its enrollment was 23,914.

WMU's aviation program is considered to be amongst the top 3 aviation programs offered in the United States, and it is the site of the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The university's athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are known as the Western Michigan Broncos. They compete in the Mid-American Conference for most sports. WMU is ranked 1,059th in the 2018 US News & World Report global universities ranking.


Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008-5200, Kalamazoo County

Western Michigan University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#256 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Michigan

#9 of 171

Best Social psychology Colleges & Universities in America

#4 of 15

Most Popular Majors

Out of 28 majors categories at Western Michigan University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Western Michigan University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
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Notable Alumni