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Kalamazoo College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1833
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Trimester
Undergraduate student body: 1,345
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $152,340,085
Admissions Address

1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Eric P. Staab
Admissions office telephone: (800) 253-3602
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: February 15
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.kzoo.edu/admiss/admissions.html Tuition deposit: $350 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 100%
Early-action acceptance rate: 91%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 27%
Total applicants: 1,800
Total acceptances: 1,241
Total freshman enrollment: 380
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 84%
Male applicants: 759
Male acceptances: 518
Male freshman enrollment: 170
Female applicants: 1,041
Female acceptances: 723
Female freshman enrollment: 210
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 65
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 65
Students enrolled from waiting list: 12

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 72%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 54%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 600 – 725
Math: 598 – 690
Combined: 1198 – 1415

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 33.0% 17.0%
600-699 42.0% 58.0%
500-599 21.0% 20.0%
400-499 3.0% 5.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 87%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 29
Math: 25 – 30
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 27.0% 34.0% 22.0%
24-29 63.0% 52.0% 62.0%
18-23 9.0% 13.0% 14.0%
12-17 1.0% 0.6% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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