Students gathering in the Student Center.

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It’s time to Rethink Smart

At Western, you can seek a deeper understanding of who you are and who you’re meant to become. 

We celebrate the passions that drive you and the possibilities that inspire you. Here, a degree is a pursuit of purpose where learning empowers you, well-being strengthens you and an experience-driven education leads to a meaningful career. 

It’s time to Rethink Smart. Are you ready?

  • Group of students on main campus, near the fountains taking a selfie photo.

    Learn and live in the No. 3 Best Metro Area in America for new college grads (Smart Asset, 2023). Visit our campus perfectly positioned between Chicago and Detroit and less than an hour’s drive from Lake Michigan.

  • Thriving community, students in the residence hall.

    Pursue a meaningful career at a University designed to develop the whole you. You’ll find everything you need to thrive intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially both in and out of the classroom.

  • Faculty mentor with with Sam, a marketing student.

    Experience-driven learning will give you a leg up when you’re ready to pursue a meaningful career. You can capitalize on the wealth of internships and similar opportunities available as soon as you arrive on campus.

Pride points

  • 9 of 10 Broncos are employed quickly, working in their field in jobs they like

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 97% of Broncos had instructors who made them excited about learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 93% of Broncos participate in experience-driven learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • Thrive on campus

  • A student holding up a smartphone with the WellTrack app open.

    Holistic wellness tools available to Broncos—WellTrack and Uwill—promote self-reflection and allow students to be proactive with their health and well-being.

  • A student wearing her graduation cap and gown.

    Free tuition and fees for up to five years for full-time, first-year students whose family has an adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less and net assets below $50,000. FAFSA must be completed by July 1.

  • Western's Student Center in the center of main campus.

    The new student center is the heart of campus where students can find community and belonging.

  • As a student, going to class is your 9 to 5 … but Western also fills that 5 to 9 gap. That's really what makes the difference; it's not just having awesome faculty and professors but having awesome student leaders and the Office of Student Engagement and everyone who works to help develop students on their off time.

    Laila Stein, B.S.‘23
, aviation flight science, aviation management and operations

  • Careers

    Explore careers, interviewing, internships and jobs.

  • Research

    See why Western is a national leader in research and innovation.

  • Global learning

    Advance global and intercultural competence.

  • Bookstore

    Find all your essentials for success at Western.

The Bronco family

No matter if you’re an alumnus or family member of a current student, you’re a part of the Bronco family. Keep connected with our news, events and campus updates, and become an active member in our community.

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K-12 Educational Leadership Info Session

Date: Apr. 18
Time: 6:00pm

Join us to learn more about the K-12 Educational Leadership Master's, Specialist, and Doctoral Programs at Western Michigan University.

2024 Bronco Pitch Competition

Date: Apr. 19
Time: noon
Location: 2000 Schneider Hall

The Bronco Pitch Competition is an annual event where Western Michigan University and area high school students can pitch their innovative business ideas to expert entrepreneurs.

Reading Party!

Date: Apr. 19
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Reading Room, Zhang Legacy Collections Center

Need an incentive to do some reading? Come to Zhang Legacy Collections Center on Friday afternoons this spring and join others for two hours of quiet reading in a beautiful space.