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Western Michigan University

Women's WCLA Contact: Kevin Miller
Profile
Size
9 / 10
17,760 Undergrads / 22,562 Students
Cost
4 / 10
$15,863 Net Price
Selectivity
2 / 10
81% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
80%
Overall Graduation Rate
53%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
23% / 53%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most road games are played in-state, as well as Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

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Location
1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Greater Grand Rapids Michigan Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Lansing Michigan Area
  • Saginaw Michigan Area
  • Benton Harbor Michigan Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • Stryker
  • State of Michigan
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Kellogg Company
  • Pfizer
  • Bronson Healthcare
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • PNC
  • Spectrum Health
  • Michigan State University
  • Johnson Controls
  • Eaton
  • Meijer
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Arts and Design
  • Support
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Human Resources
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
455 - 560
Math
490 - 590
Total
1000 - 1230
ACT
English
20 - 25
Math
18 - 26
Composite
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

GPA
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 17,051 7,814 9,237
% Admitted 81% 80% 82%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 24% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.33
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
    Required
    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Recommendations
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (22%)
    Health Professions (12%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
    Engineering (7%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Education (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (3%)
    Transportation & Materials Moving (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (3%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    History (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Mechanic & Repair Technicians (1%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Engineering Technology (1%)
    Agriculture
    Legal Professions
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Natural Resources & Conservation
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Architecture
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $15,863

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$12,483 $26,851
    Books & Supplies$968 $968
    Cost of Living$10,143 $10,143
    Personal Expenses$2,415 $2,415
     
    Sticker Price$26,009 $39,726

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    89% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship63%$8,216
    Federal Grants34%$5,131
    Pell Grants34%$4,721
    Other Federal20%$695
    State & Local Grants6%$1,138
    Institutional Grants50%$6,720
     
    Student Loans76%$7,792
    Federal Loans75%$5,639
    Other Loans12%$13,471

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $408 Million $18,095

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,364.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $20,188 $280

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 9,753 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $45,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.23 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 23% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 11 11
    Fondling 4 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 3 1
    Aggravated Assault 4 1
    Burglary 15 13
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson 7 7

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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