Reputation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Western Michigan University among the top 100 public universities in the country. We offer nationally ranked programs in fields as diverse as Aviation, Theater, Engineering, Medieval Studies, and Jazz. Our programs in marketing, public relations, and criminal justice are among the biggest in the state, and our undergraduate business program is one of the largest in the country. The Lee Honors College, one of the oldest honors programs in the nation, ensures that our student profile is just as impressive as our extensive program offerings and opportunities for students.

Why does that matter? Respect breeds more respect. The best programs--and the best institutions--attract top-notch faculty, students, and research funding, which in turn improves the quality of the programs, which in turn attracts exceptional faculty, students, and funding. That means:

  • you'll learn from the best scholars leading your classes
  • you'll share some of the most cutting-edge ideas as the subjects of your conversations
  • you'll participate in the most forward-thinking research informing what goes on in your classroom
  • you'll sit next to the brightest students working with you on challenging projects

Your learning will help you develop skills in creative inquiry and critical thinking using the latest information and technology from some of the best minds in your field, and you'll gain the professional and intellectual respect that comes with a degree from a nationally recognized university. With that kind of confidence and credibility, your success is assured.