Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Western Michigan University

Company Name: Western Michigan University
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo
City/town: Kalamazoo
Post: 49008
Address: 1903 West Michigan Avenue
Phone: (269)387-1000
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002330
OPE ID code: 233000
Date Approved: 2003-01-17
Web site: http://www.wmich.edu
Status: Active

Review: Colleges & Universities, Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public university established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo. When the school first opened, it was known as the Western State Normal School, but was renamed Western State Teachers College in 1927 and Western Michigan College of Education in 1941. On February 26, 1957 Governor G. Mennen Williams signed into law a bill making Western Michigan College the state's fourth public university. WMU's main campus is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. As of the Fall 2010 semester, the school has an enrollment of 25,045. The school's mascot is Buster Bronco, and the school colors are brown and gold. WMU's College of Aviation is one of the largest and most prestigious aviation programs in the United States; the university is also noted for its Paper Engineering and Behavior Analysis programs, as well as for the Haworth College of Business Integrated Supply Chain Management and Army ROTC program. WMU's expansion projects include a new Business Technology and Research Park for research and economic development, a new engineering campus, a new health and human services campus, a new aviation campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, and extensive building renovation and restoration on the main Kalamazoo campus, as well as a new chemistry building and a visual arts center. WMU is the site of the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies.

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Western Michigan University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 24,576
Undergraduate Population: 19,547
Percent Admitted: 83.0%
SAT Composite Range:
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 49%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 51%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 8.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 3.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 78.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 73.5%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 26.5%

Western Michigan University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $9,006
Out of State Tuition: $20,894
Books and Supplies: $1,020
Total Annual Cost: $33,203

Western Michigan University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 79.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 61.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $57,276,206
Undergraduate Application Fee: $35

Western Michigan University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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