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Western Michigan University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1903
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,081
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $168,399,000
Admissions Address

1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Website

http://www.wmich.edu

Admissions E-mail

ask-wmu@wmich.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Penny Bundy
Admissions office telephone: (269) 387-2000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $50 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $500 (Refundable)
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 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 3
History 1 1
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 15 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without 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: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 86%
Total applicants: 11,830
Total acceptances: 10,144
Total freshman enrollment: 3,556
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 5,550
Male acceptances: 4,612
Male freshman enrollment: 1,745
 
Female applicants: 6,280
Female acceptances: 5,532
Female freshman enrollment: 1,811
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 97%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 19 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.3% 4.2% 2.8%
24-29 31.5% 24.4% 31.8%
18-23 57.3% 51.7% 44.2%
12-17 8.9% 19.1% 21.2%
6-11 0.0% 0.6% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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