Academic Life

Nationally and internationally recognized, Western Michigan University offers top-ranked programs taught by world-renowned faculty. Come see why Western Michigan University is learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged.

Programs of study
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Reputation and prestige

  • As a student, you’ll learn from, conduct research with and create alongside some of the best professors in the nation.
  • Explore the worldwide prestige of Western Michigan University through our points of pride.

Enrichment opportunities
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  • The Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University is one of the nation’s first honors colleges and serves as the scholarly home to over 1,600 academically talented students. The LHC can provide students in all majors with opportunities for academic enrichment.
  • Academic Learning Communities are a great way to enrich your college experience by living on a floor with others who share your interests or major.
  • Study abroad is an experience that can greatly enhance your education. Western Michigan University students participate in study abroad programs in over 40 countries.

Advising and support
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  • Academic advising in each academic college will help you choose courses and electives and ensure that all University requirements are met.
  • The Academic Resource Center provides you with free content tutoring, supplemental instruction, college success seminars and effective reading seminars to promote success in your coursework at Western Michigan University.
  • The Writing Center provides you with free one-to-one writing instruction.

Planning ahead
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  • You can earn early credits before enrolling as a Western Michigan University student through AP testing, dual enrollment and more.
  • Make sure to pay attention to the academic calendar so that you are familiar with important University dates and deadlines.
  • The undergraduate catalog is a powerful tool to help you quickly locate and track details for undergraduate programs and courses.