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Colleges / Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%

About Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a public, state university in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Western Michigan University was founded in 1903. The college currently enrolls around 17,835 students per year, including 14,434 undergraduate students.

Western Michigan University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Michigan University. Around 85% of applicants get into Western Michigan University each year. In 2022, 17,334 out of 20,501 total applicants were accepted.

Western Michigan University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 89%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Western Michigan University is located in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan,.

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College Info

1903 West Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Campus Setting: Urban

Western Michigan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Michigan University is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Michigan University is Aug 15.

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

Western Michigan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1220


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1000 to 1220


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Western Michigan University students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western Michigan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western Michigan University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Western Michigan University is like? There are approximately 17,835 students enrolled at Western Michigan University, including 14,434 undergraduate students and 3,401 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from MI and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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