Western Michigan University


Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a globally engaged, national research university of nearly 21,500 students that promotes success for learners at all levels and stands out among America’s more than 4,600 public and private degree-granting colleges and universities. Be part of one of Michigan's most diverse student bodies, with minority groups making up nearly 24 percent and international students nearly 6 percent. We have a passion for improving the future of our communities and our world. It starts with our students. Our innovative educational approach and leading-edge research opportunities prepare students for successful careers and a better future.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Culinary
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Aviation

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You should apply as a first-year student if you are currently a senior in high school or in an early-middle college program. Those who have graduated from high school or completed high school equivalency such as GED but have not earned any college credit after graduating should apply as first-year students as well.


Apply as a transfer if you have graduated from high school or earned high school equivalency such as GED AND have any earned any college credit in a fall or spring term. Western Michigan University does not use the Common Application for transfer applicants. Find the transfer application at wmich.edu/apply.

Additional Information

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Your first move to securing financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at fafsa.gov. WMU’s Federal School Code is 002330.

WMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to students enrolled full-time. That’s free money that you don’t need to pay back. Several academic and departmental scholarships are awarded each year for first-year students, transfer students and other undergrads. Learn more about your options at wmich.edu/admissions/scholarships.  

Kalamazoo Community
Our main campus combines a beautiful, warm and friendly environment in a safe and livable city with abundant resources that provide our students with access to internships, jobs and experiential learning opportunities. Kalamazoo is located half-way between Detroit and Chicago and just 35 minutes from the Lake Michigan beaches. Between biking, skiing, beach volleyball and so much more, our students truly enjoy a four-season playground!

Student Outcomes
We know a college education is a big investment. Nine of ten graduates are employed quickly, working in their field, in jobs they like. Broncos are confident that their investment will pay off. Shortly after graduation, graduates tell us:
  • 94% are employed or in graduate school
  • 93% have a job related to their degree
  • 90% are satisfied with their jobs
  • 98% had at least one instructor who made them excited about learning

Visit us

Prospective and admitted students and their families are invited to learn more about Western Michigan University through our tour programs. For up-to-date details regarding in-person and virtual tour opportunities, visit wmich.edu/admissions/visit.

“[At WMU] the classes were small, the professors were personable and I knew they had an interest in learning about me. It didn’t have that university feel. I felt nurtured at WMU. I was given the skills to succeed as an educator.”

Ashlee Thompson, Teacher Intern at Benton Harbor Public Schools, 2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211, United States of America

Phone number

(269) 387-2000