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Western Michigan University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Western Michigan University, the fee for the application is $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Western Michigan University?

Western Michigan University does not offer early decision or early action..

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Western Michigan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Western Michigan University **accepted 85% of students, around 14,085 of the 16,582 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western Michigan University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Western Michigan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Western Michigan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Western Michigan University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Western Michigan University must submit the following items. Double check with Western Michigan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Western Michigan University?

Students admitted to Western Michigan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58.6% submitted a class rank. At Western Michigan University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37.5% were in the top 25% and 71.5% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Western Michigan University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 58.6%
3.75 and 3.99 15.9%
3.50 and 3.74 14.6%
3.25 and 3.49 14.1%
3.00 and 3.24 13.6%
2.50 and 2.9 18.6%
2.00 and 2.49 1.4%
Western Michigan University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Western Michigan University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Western Michigan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western Michigan University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Western Michigan University during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Western Michigan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Western Michigan University?

Students who are admitted to Western Michigan University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Western Michigan University accept transfer credits?

Western Michigan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western Michigan University accepts:

CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit

Does Western Michigan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Western Michigan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Western Michigan University?

Western Michigan University. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Western Michigan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

85%

How hard is it to get into Western Michigan University? Western Michigan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western Michigan University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.

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Western Michigan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Michigan University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Michigan University is Continuous processing.

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

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Western Michigan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Western Michigan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

20,490

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,017

Out-of-State

$16,041

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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