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Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College Overview

Kalamazoo College is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo College was founded in 1833 and the school now enrolls around 1,241 students per year, which includes 1,241 undergraduate students. Kalamazoo College ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Kalamazoo College for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kalamazoo College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Kalamazoo College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Kalamazoo College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Kalamazoo College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Kalamazoo College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kalamazoo College on the Student Life page.

2022 Kalamazoo College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 84%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
Tuition $56,001
Percent of Need Met 93%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $51,497

Is Kalamazoo College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Kalamazoo College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kalamazoo College

It is very difficult to get into Kalamazoo College. The university admitted 80% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,334 students applied to Kalamazoo College and 2,666 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kalamazoo College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 85% of students who start at Kalamazoo College come back for their second year of college. Around 76% of students who started at Kalamazoo College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Kalamazoo College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Kalamazoo College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Kalamazoo College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Kalamazoo College's endowment was valued at $311.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kalamazoo College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kalamazoo College meets 93% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Kalamazoo College full-time are awarded $51,497 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $28,811 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kalamazoo College.

Based on this information, does Kalamazoo College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Kalamazoo College a good school for you?

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Where is Kalamazoo College?

Kalamazoo College is located in the urban setting of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the suburbs of Grand Rapids.

If you are interested in seeing Kalamazoo College for yourself, 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.

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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kalamazoo College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Kalamazoo College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kalamazoo College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1373


Math SAT Range

568 - 690


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Kalamazoo College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kalamazoo College is like? There are approximately 1,241 students enrolled at Kalamazoo College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MI and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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