Western Michigan University

Men's MCLA Contact: Justin Shipp
9 / 10
17,760 Undergrads / 22,562 Students
4 / 10
$17,028 Net Price
2 / 10
80% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
27% / 57%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The Broncos travel around the Great Lakes region to nearby schools like University of Toledo, SUNY-Buffalo, West Virginia University, and University of Pittsburgh. They also travel to many in-state teams like Michigan State University, Aquinas College, Davenport University, and Central Michigan University.

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Where Grads Live
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Greater Grand Rapids Michigan Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Lansing Michigan Area
  • Saginaw Michigan Area
  • Benton Harbor Michigan Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • Stryker
  • State of Michigan
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Kellogg Company
  • Pfizer
  • Bronson Healthcare
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • PNC
  • Spectrum Health
  • Michigan State University
  • Johnson Controls
  • Eaton
  • Meijer
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Arts and Design
  • Support
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
455 - 560
500 - 600
1000 - 1230
18 - 25
17 - 26
19 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 17,698 8,100 9,598
% Admitted 80% 79% 80%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 23% 19%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.33
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (23%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (10%)
    Engineering (8%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (7%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Marketing, Other (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other (3%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (3%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (3%)
    Education (3%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$13,017 $26,851
    Books & Supplies$987 $987
    Cost of Living$10,567 $10,567
    Personal Expenses$2,500 $2,500
    Sticker Price$27,071 $39,726

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    82% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship57%$8,825
    Federal Grants30%$5,239
    Pell Grants30%$4,829
    Other Federal18%$710
    State & Local Grants5%$1,154
    Institutional Grants49%$6,789
    Student Loans59%$8,738
    Federal Loans58%$5,556
    Other Loans13%$14,833

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $408 Million $18,095

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,364.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $20,188 $280

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 9,753 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $45,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.23 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 27% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 11 11
    Fondling 5 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 2 1
    Aggravated Assault 3 2
    Burglary 11 11
    Motor Vehicle Theft 3 2
    Arson 5 5

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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