Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Western Michigan University is a dynamic, globally engaged national research university committed to promoting success for learners at every level and stands out among Americaís 4,600 colleges and universities.



Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among Americaís more than 4,600 higher education institutions.


Western Michigan University (WMU) combines the resources of a major research university with the personal attention and friendly atmosphere often found at a small college. Taking full advantage of that combination gives students the edge they need to succeed in graduate school, the workplace and life.

The University offers 147 bachelorís, 73 masterís and 30 doctoral programs. These programs are offered through seven degree-granting colleges: arts and sciences, aviation, education and human development, engineering and applied sciences, fine arts, Haworth College of Business, and health and human services.


With nearly 24,000 students, a quarter of whom are graduate students, Western Michigan University ranks among the top 50 largest colleges and universities in the United States. It also ranks among the top 100 national public doctoral universities and among the nation's top 100 most wired institutions. A student-centered research university, WMU offers advanced degrees in 65 areas of study, including 30 doctoral programs. University library holdings total more than 5 million items; the science reference collection contains sources in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and all areas of medicine and engineering.


Career and Student Employment Services at Western Michigan University offers employment services, career fairs, career advising, campus employment, resume review, cover letter assistance, and job search strategies.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Western Michigan University!


Student services

  • Western Michigan University offers many student organizations, clubs and recreational activities to help students engage in campus life, and to become active members of the WMU community. Each student is encouraged to grow both academically and personally, and to become participating university members.
  • WMU attracts more than 1,850 international students from 100 countries.
  • International-related academic offerings include programs focusing on global and international studies, business, politics, select world regions, and languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.

Housing services

The Western Michigan University campus is made up of four predominant residential neighborhoods, comprised of a variety of housing and dining options. Each neighborhood has distinctive features with a combination of residence halls, apartments, dining facilities, academic services and cultural resources.

Living on campus is the best way for new and returning students to become engaged in college life, form diverse social networks and participate in learning activities.

Library services

  • With more than 5 million items, University Libraries is the stateís fourth largest university library system and numbers among the top 100 in the country.
  • Holdings encompass more than 5 million items, including some 2.5 million print and nonprint titles, and electronic versions of more than 245,500 books and 62,600 serial publications.

Medical services

The Sindecuse Health Center is dedicated to providing a variety of high quality professional health services to the Western Michigan University community. Acting as a resource for health promotion and education services, the professional and compassionate health care staff offer a full range of services that include:

  • Clinic and nursing services
  • Full service pharmacy
  • Health promotion and education

Student Life

Campus life

WMUís campuses encompass 1,289 acres and 167 buildings (including utilities structures), and feature some of the finest facilities in the Midwest. Main campusóLocated in Kalamazoo just west of the downtown, the main campus is home to most of WMUís academic programs, campus services, residence halls and other facilities. It consists of three formally named campuses, all adjoining: the East, Oakland Drive and West campuses.

Sports facilities

The Student Recreation Center offers quality facilities and fitness programs for students and staff. The University Recreation office promotes healthy lifestyle choices, team building, leadership skills and opportunities for positive social interaction. Options include:

  • Fitness programs
  • Intramural sports
  • Open recreation

Student clubs

There are nearly 400 registered student organizations at WMU representing a dynamic and diverse student body. WMU encourages all students to enrich their academic lives, become involved in campus activities, and join student organizations.


  • Western Michigan Universityís Haworth College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.
  • The international accrediting body, CARF, has accredited the Center for Disability Services for its Community Services: Community Integration, Community Services Coordination, and Supported Living programs as well as Adult Day Service programs.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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