About WMU

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    An investment that pays

    We know a college education is a big investment. With nine of ten graduates employed in three months, Broncos are confident that their investment will pay off.

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  • Top Tier

    national university (U.S. News & World Report)

  • 91%

    of graduates are employed or in graduate school within three months

  • 88%

    of graduates are satisfied with their jobs

  • 85%

    of graduates have a job related to their degree

Students are the center of attention

At WMU, you're more likely to learn from faculty with the highest professional rank than at any other Division I university in Michigan.

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    7 out of 10 instructors have earned their highest professional rank

    The majority of your classes will be taught by professors, not instructors or graduate assistants. You'll learn from faculty who are passionate about teaching, research and creative activity.

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    Transforming ideas into attainable realities

    Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives you rich and valuable resources to develop your own startup company.

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    Find your passion. Chart your course.

    WMU Signature helps you reflect on your educational experiences to find your passion and chart a career path.

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  • 84%

    of students participate in experience-based learning

  • $1.5M

    in new resources invested in student success initiatives

  • 2/3

    of classes have fewer than 30 students

  • Every

    new undergraduate student is paired with a mentor to ensure success

WMU and Kalamazoo: a place to call home

With students from all over the world, across the nation, and around Kalamazoo, you'll find a great place to live in a thriving community.

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    Fellow students help you grow

    Be part of one of Michigan's most diverse student bodies, with minority groups making up 23 percent and international students 8 percent. Students learn about the world from each other and graduate ready to work and lead in their communities.

    Unity in diversity
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    Your home away from home

    Our main campus combines a beautiful, warm and friendly environment in a safe and livable city with abundant resources that provide our students with access to internships, jobs and experiential learning opportunities.

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    Sustainability is a core WMU value

    Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our award for "most carbon emissions saved to date" in the large institution category by the Sustainable Endowments Institute.

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  • Top 80

    colleges for diversity

  • 101

    countries represented by 1,872 international students

  • 20

    sustainable buildings

  • 260,000+

    residents in Kalamazoo County