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Colleges / Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

About Kalamazoo College

Nationally renowned and globally oriented, Kalamazoo College is the home of the K-Plan, an individualized and integrated approach to the liberal arts and sciences. The K-Plan combines exceptional scholarship, study abroad, career development, civic engagement and independent research in a flexible curriculum that allows students to make the most of their unique interests and gifts. Whether your dream is to travel the world through study abroad, intern at a world-class company, perform hands-on research with our distinguished faculty or discover new passions and pursuits, your K-Plan will take you where you want to go.

At K, administrators and faculty embrace our motto—“More in Four. More in a Lifetime.”—by offering students more opportunities to explore, more faculty and staff mentorship and support, and more preparation for meaningful careers that make a positive impact on the world.

Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation. Located within walking distance of downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, K offers a competitive advantage to many small colleges in that it provides a vibrant small city environment with ample options for community service, employment and entertainment.

There is plenty of action on campus for our 1,369 enrolled students from 41 states and 34 countries, with 18 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, 80+ student organizations, weekly College-wide events, an active music, art and theatre scene, and opportunities for social justice and community engagement work.

Kalamazoo College is a private, religious college in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo College was founded in 1833. The college currently enrolls around 1,210 students per year, including 1,211 undergraduates.

Kalamazoo College Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Kalamazoo College. Around 80% of applicants get into Kalamazoo College each year. In 2022, 3,564 students applied to Kalamazoo College and 2,845 were admitted.

Kalamazoo College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 84%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%

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Kalamazoo College is located in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, near Grand Rapids.

If you want to see Kalamazoo College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Kalamazoo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo are like without leaving home.

College Info

1200 Academy Street Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

Campus Setting: Urban

Kalamazoo College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kalamazoo College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kalamazoo College is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kalamazoo College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1370 - 1200


Math SAT Range

670 - 590


Reading SAT Range

700 - 610

Kalamazoo College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Kalamazoo College is like? There are approximately 1,210 students enrolled at Kalamazoo College, including 1,211 undergraduate students and -1 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from MI and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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