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Southwestern Michigan College Student Life

Southwestern Michigan College is on a 240-acre campus in a rural setting in Dowagiac, Michigan. Southwestern Michigan College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, , and more.

Southwestern Michigan College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Southwestern Michigan College has a thriving Phi Theta Kappa Club. In fact, more students participate in Phi Theta Kappa Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Southwestern Michigan College include Black Student Union Club, Alpha Kappa Omega, Business Club and Adventurer's Guild.

Southwestern Michigan College Housing

Southwestern Michigan College offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Southwestern Michigan College students live off campus. In 2021, 23.7% of undergrads at Southwestern Michigan College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 61.4% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southwestern Michigan College. There are 390 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,759 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 290 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 23.7% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Southwestern Michigan College offers coed housing.

Southwestern Michigan College Athletics

At Southwestern Michigan College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southwestern Michigan College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Southwestern Michigan College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Southwestern Michigan College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Southwestern Michigan College has Day and Evening police patrols.

Plan a Visit to Southwestern Michigan College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southwestern Michigan College, take Interstate 94 to Dowagiac, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Michiana Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Southwestern Michigan College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Southwestern Michigan College Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

43%

Full Time

57%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

66%

14%

7%

6%

4%

2%

1%

0.16%

Undergraduate Students

1,759

Southwestern Michigan College Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,759

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,623

Out-of-State

$7,066

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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