You’re an individual who is truly unique. 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. Western is the place to become your best self.
17,835 total enrollment
Fall 2022 enrollment
Fall 2022 enrollment
33% of undergraduates identify as historically underrepresented or international
26% of undergraduate students are from outside of Michigan
Broncos are career-ready
Experience-driven learning will give you a leg up when you’re ready to pursue your meaningful career. As a Bronco, you can capitalize on the wealth of internships and similar experience-driven learning opportunities available as soon as you arrive on campus.
Design for good
Bobby Snell, B.F.A.‘21, landed a job designing dog toys for BARK in New York City. He developed the highly sought-after expertise while pursuing a product design degree at Western’s Richmond Institute of Design. The program’s deep immersion in the marketplace allowed Bobby to successfully launch two product patents before completing his degree.
Jayla Williams, B.A.‘23, helped crack homicide cases, working alongside Michigan State Police detectives, through WMU’s Cold Case Program, a first-of-its-kind partnership that has garnered national media attention, including on the Today Show.
Now the Player Engagement Coordinator for the New York Giants, Brandon Harlin, B.S.‘22, credits his instructors at Western who were personally invested in his success. Thanks to their support, he landed a senior internship with Bronco Athletics that led to his dream job.
Build skillls, research, internships
Nearly 500 student organizations
4,000+ campus events
16 Division I sports
30+ club sports
Live in the heart of the Great Lakes
Rated a Top 100 Best Places to Live (Livability.com, 2022), Kalamazoo is nestled perfectly between Chicago and Detroit and less than an hour from the stunning Lake Michigan shoreline. Explore the No. 3 Best Metro Area in America for new college grads (Smart Asset, 2023).
Outdoor adventure, always something to do
Boundless outdoor adventure
You can kayak down the Kalamazoo River, bike to the Lake Michigan shoreline or hit the Kal-Haven Trail, one of the best biking and cross-country skiing trails in the area.
Always something to do
With your choice of eclectic events and attractions like the Air Zoo museum, Gilmore Piano Festival, the farmers’ market, Growlers baseball or First Fridays in downtown Kalamazoo, it’s easy to find off-campus entertainment.