Western Michigan University measures its success by the success of its students. So as proud as we are of the quality of our programs and the achievements of our alumni, we're even prouder of how well we take care of our students. At Western Michigan University, we have your back.
Why does it matter? You need more than excellent academic programs and stellar faculty to succeed. You need a whole institution whose people and programs are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. At Western Michigan University, our commitment to your success begins during the admission process and extends through every part of the educational experience. You have access to:
- Scholarships: WMU offers several scholarship opportunities to first-time freshmen, including the Medallion Scholarship, one of the largest merit-based scholarship programs in the nation.
- First-year experience: Comprising of a four-day Fall Welcome program, a two-day orientation for both students and parents, and a semester-long seminar, WMU's First Year Experience program ensures you begin your WMU adventure on the right foot.
- Teachers who teach: This seems obvious, but it's not. At many research institutions of WMU's caliber, undergraduates are often taught by grad students. At WMU, top faculty take time out from their research to get in front of the classroom, so you get to learn first-hand what some of the brightest minds in the fields are thinking.
- Exceptional career services: From regular career fairs to walk-in counseling to comprehensive career planning, Career Services at WMU start the day you become a student and continue until, well, until you retire.
This is what it really means to be a "student-centered research university." WMU provides you with programs that challenge you to dream big, and WMU gives you the support you need to achieve those dreams.