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A University on the Move

We have a passion

Improving the future of our communities and our world. It starts with our students. Our innovative educational approach and leading-edge research opportunities prepare students for successful careers and a better future.

  • 9 of 10

    Broncos find a job they love in a field they choose

  • Top 11 percent of all universities in the country

    U.S. News & World Report

  • Top 80 colleges for diversity

    Insight into Diversity

  • Top 15 most affordable, eco-friendly colleges

  • WMU student Abby Tongue sits in a theatre seat as a play is performed onstage

    Making a difference

    My professors have taken the time to get to know me as a person and to help me succeed, both in the classroom and beyond.

    Abby Tongue, blindness and low vision studies

  • Many students raising their arms as part of a group activity

    Pursue your passion

    Our Signature Program draws on all your experiences to help you determine a career path that’s right for you.

  • A group of students listens intently to an instructor

    A mentor for every student

    Our mentorship and support programs build partnerships and a strong sense of community to help you succeed.

  • A patient is having their blood pressure read by a monitoring device held by a medical student

    The support to succeed

    I’m a hard worker, but the great support system at Western really improved my chances of reaching goals and achieving my dream.

    Dr. Mary Ann Stark, professor of nursing

  • 93% of our students get real-world experience

  • Dr. Devin Bloom working with young adults in an outdoor setting

    Firsthand experience—like seeing organisms in their natural habitat—has the greatest impact with students.

    Dr. Devin Bloom, assistant professor of biological sciences, freshwater science and sustainability

    Take a deep dive

  • A faculty member works with a product design student

    Students in WMU’s new product design program study fine arts, business and engineering, preparing them for in demand careers.

    Design your future

Land acknowledgement statement

Land acknowledgement is a process by which individuals are prompted to consider the history of the space they currently inhabit.

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples and their continued presence.

Every day, we challenge our thinking to create programs that make a lasting impact.

  • Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs working at a biological sciences lab computer

    Shaping tomorrow

    We’re able to create future leaders in science because WMU encourages undergrad research.

    Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs, professor of biological sciences

  • Two students shopping at the Kalamazoo Farmer's Market

    Our community impact

    We have a $1.6 billion annual impact on the region, with each student adding $11,500 to the local economy.

  • A student taking notes while studying plants in a greenhouse

    Sustainability leaders

    WMU has one of the nation’s greenest campuses. From LEED certified buildings to award-winning landscaping, cleaning and energy strategies, we make sustainability a priority for a better world.

  • WMU graduate Deniz Toker teaching a lesson in front of a classroom of students

    Success for a lifetime

    Since my first day here, the faculty has been supportive in so many ways. It’s such an amazing opportunity and I’ve never felt like an outsider.

    Deniz Toker, recent graduate who plans to teach English to refugees