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Fast Facts

We’ve rounded up a few impressive points that support why WMU is a smart choice to fulfill your potential.

  • 9 of 10

    Broncos find a job they love in a field they choose

  • Top 15 most affordable, eco-friendly colleges

  • Excellence in Diversity Award recipient

    Insight into Diversity

  • 100+ study abroad programs in 40 countries

  • $36.6 million in research grants


  • Top 20 best college town


  • Top 11% of universities nationwide

    U.S. News & World Report

  • Best for Vets ranking each survey year since 2010

    Military Times

  • Top 10 producer of Fulbright Scholars


  • A WMU student pilot walking amongst parked airplanes

    Top 3 aviation program

    WMU’s College of Aviation is the third largest aviation program in the country and considered one of the best in the world.

  • Jazz students gather around a piano, playing music and singing

    Top 3 jazz program

    WMU ranks in the top three for jazz programs that garner the most annual awards from DownBeat Magazine.

  • Two WMU business students giving a presentation

    Top sales & marketing program ranked WMU #1 among Top U.S. Sales Schools, and our sales and business marketing program is recognized as a Top University Sales Program by the Sales Education Foundation

  • 5 WMU students pose together after receiving a group award

    Top 5% business schools worldwide

    The Haworth College of Business is one of the few business schools accredited at both undergraduate and graduate levels, putting it in an elite group of less than 5% worldwide.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Top 100 in the nation for 7 grad programs

    U.S. News & World Report

  • Only fully accredited fine arts college in Michigan

  • Top 10 Integrated Supply Management Program


  • 1 of only 2 aerospace engineering programs in Michigan

  • 1 of 185 public institutions classified as a high research university

    Carnegie Foundation

  • Largest premiere blindness and low vision studies program of its kind in the world

  • A WMU student works with plants in the campus greenhouse

    2018 STARS Silver

    WMU was awarded a STARS 2018 Silver rating for our efforts to advance sustainability in higher education.

  • A WMU student walking with friends past Sangren Hall on a sunny day

    Grand Cleaning Award + Green Seal

    Our commitment to healthy, sustainable cleaning practices earned us a 2017 Grand Cleaning Award. And we were the state’s first higher education institution to achieve Green Seal certification.

  • A WMU student works with a young child in her lap using colored blocks

    Autism Center of Excellence

    Our Autism Center of Excellence and distinguished psychology faculty have earned international prominence for research, professional training and service activities beyond the classroom.

  • Aerial photo of WMU's Parkview Campus showing the winding roads and ponds that surround the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    850 employees at 40 companies

    Our Parkview Campus is home to WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Business Technology and Research Park (BTR), which hosts more than 40 dynamic companies in life sciences, technology and advanced engineering.