Western Michigan University


Western Michigan University

Welcome to Western
You’re an individual who is truly unique. We celebrate the passions that drive you and the possibilities that inspire you. Here, a degree is a pursuit of purpose where learning empowers you, well-being strengthens you and an experience-driven education leads to a meaningful career. Western is the place to become your best self.

The 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 a classic college town, located half-way between Detroit and Chicago and less than an hour from Lake Michigan beaches. From art hops and art fairs to festivals and farmers markets, to entertainment on stage and screen, Kalamazoo is bursting with can’t-miss culture all year round. Between biking, skiing, beach volleyball and so much more, our students truly enjoy a four-season playground!

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • 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.  

Student Outcomes
We know a college education is a big investment. That's why we're proud to say that 9 of 10 Broncos 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:
  • 93% participated in experience-driven learning†
  • 97% had instructors who made them excited about learning†
  • 92% have a job related to their degree†
  • 91% are satisfied with their jobs†
†WMU collected data for 3,458 graduates, of which 2,434 were employed full time, 65 were employed part time and 703 employed their degree to gain admittance to graduate school or were otherwise continuing their education. 2021-22 Career Outcomes Report. View more stats at wmich.edu/about/facts.

Visit us

There’s simply no substitute for seeing Western Michigan University for yourself and experiencing a little slice of what makes Western so unique and beloved. This way, whether you decide to see it up close and personal or via a virtual tour, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a Western education can really mean for you and your future. For up-to-date details regarding in-person and virtual tour opportunities, visit wmich.edu/visit.

“Western won me over because there are so many different programs to choose from. I've chosen public health as my major, but I'm interested in so many things and I don't want to get trapped if I find something else that interests me. Western has a lot of other majors.”

Sierra Ward, Public Health student, Class of 2025
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

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

Phone number

(269) 387-2000