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Western Michigan University: Admissions 2024, Rankings & Acceptance Rate

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Year of establishment1903
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Also Known AsWMU
Accepted Exams
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Total International Students1746
Size of Campus in acres1300
Male/Female Ratio1.04
UG/PG Course Ratio0.71
Faculty/Student Ratio17
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 386 million
Scholarships13
No.of Campuses10
Accommodation expenses5668 USD for 2 sharing (UG),4680 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses4877 USD (UG),4877 USD (PG)
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Q:   Is Western Michigan University hard to get into?

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Western Michigan University acceptance rate is 83%. With such a high acceptance rate, the university is moderately selective. It is not very hard to get into the university, however, for some of its popular courses the university is more selective than noraml. Therefore, international students ar advised to check the minimum admission requirements for their course before applying to Western Michigan University

 

Q:   How many international students are at Western Michigan University?

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Western Michigan University is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse universities in the United States. As per Spring 2020, WMU enrolls more than 1,800 international students representing more than 100 countries. The top-five countries typically sending international students to WMU are: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, People’s Republic of China, Dominican Republic and Iraq.

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for Western Michigan University for international students?

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The application fee at Western Michigan University will vary for domestic and international students. The application fee for domestic fee is USD 50  and USD 100 for international students. This application fee is non-refundable and can be paid online by credit card. Without the application fee your application will not be considered for evaluation. 

 

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Q:   Does Western Michigan University offer scholarships to international students?

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Western Michigan University offers a number of scholarships to support students. However, majority of the scholarships are federally funded, thus only US citizens are eligible for these scholarships. Western Michigan University gives a limited number of scholarships to international students. Some of the scholarships given to international students by WMU are given below:

Scholarships NameAward
Global Education Merit ScholarshipUSD 5,000
Global Education Welcome ScholarshipUSD 3,000
 

Q:   What is the eligibility for Global Education Merit Scholarship at Western Michigan University?

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Global Education Merit Scholarship of WMU is offered to international students based on their performance. This scholarship is awarded for tuition fee only. The WMU Global Education Merit Scholarship offers a scholarship with annual  awards of $5,000 based on merit to first-time international students. The minimum eligibility for Global Education Merit Scholarships are as follows:

  • Complete academic admission with all application materials AND required Personal Statement essay received by March 1, 2023. No additional application is necessary.
  • Personal Statement Essay
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student entering WMU for the first time after secondary school or transfer from another post-secondary institution in a FALL semester.
  • Non-resident international status.
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA (on a four-point scale)
 

WMU Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 100
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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LORNeeded for few courses
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CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall1ˢᵗ Apr 2024
Spring15ᵗʰ Nov 2021 - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2023
Summer15ᵗʰ Mar - 15ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   What is the application deadline for Western Michigan University?

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Western Michigan University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs. International students should check the admission deadlines before applying to Western Michigan University. The WMU takes admissions on a rolling basis. However, the important dates for applying to undergraduate and gradute programs are givne below:

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

SemesterDeadlineTerm Begins
FallMay 1, 2024Early September
SpringSeptember 1, 2024
Early January
SummerFebruary 1, 2024Early May

Graduate Application Deadlines

SemesterDeadlineTerm Begins
FallMarch 1, 2024Early September
SpringJuly 1, 2024Early January
SummerDecember 1, 2024Early May
 

Q:   How to apply at Western Michigan University as an international student?

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Western Michigan University offers more thn 250+ academic programs out of which 150+ majors are for undergradute students. International students can apply online to their courses either via 'the Common App' or university's own application portal. International applicants should check the admission deadline and minimum eligibility before applying to any course at Western Michigan University. 

 

WMU Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(28 courses)
INR 14 L - 42 L
Duration16 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(23 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
M.A.(23 courses)
INR 16 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-20 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 89, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
B.Sc.(29 courses)
INR 12 L - 18 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
BBA(21 courses)
INR 14 L - 18 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
B.A.(28 courses)
INR 15 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
BFA(8 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above, SAT, IELTS: 6 & Above
Others UG(8 courses)
INR 15 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above
B.J.M.C.(6 courses)
INR 15 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above
B.Ed(7 courses)
INR 15 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 71 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements for Western Michigan University?

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The admission requirements at Western Michigan University will depend on the type of course and level of study. The minimum eligiblity will vary from course to course. The general admission requirements for international students to get into WMU are given below:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended or attending
  • Proof of sufficient fund
  • SAT/ACT
  • GRE/GMAT
  • CV/Resume or Portfolio
  • Interview
 

Q:   What is the English language proficiency requirement for Western Michigan University?

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International students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. International students can prove their proficiency in the English langauge by submitting IELTS, TOEFL and PTE score. The minimum English language requirements for international students at WMU are as follows:

ExamUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL7180
IELTS6.06.5
PTE4854
Duolingo100115
 

Q:   How much is Western Michigan University tuition fee for international students?

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The tuition fees for international students at Western Michigan University depends on various factors. Western Michigan University is a public university, therefore, the tuitoin fee for international students and domestic students may vary. Also, the tuition fees for international students will depend on the type of course and level of study. The average tuition fee for popular courses at Western Michigan University are given below:

CoursesFees
MSINR 13 L - 42 L 
BE/BTechINR 14 L - 17 L 
BBAINR 14 L - 18 L 
 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

3.6/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Fun loving
  • Sporty
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.3
Part time work3.7
Post study jobs3.3
Quality of faculty4
Student Life3.3
Value for money3.7
Public transportation5
Safety3.7
Indian Food2.3
Permanent Immigration3.3
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Master of Science in Engineering Management - Batch of 2023
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Smooth transition from a work-life in India to student life in tier-2 university in USA
Tips: Apart from all the relevant courses and graduation plans before starting your semester, try to avoid any possible graduation delay. Also, knowing the on-campus job options including scholarship opportunities in their respective departments help you plan finances accordingly. Look for off-campus living options as they are cheaper, safer yet closer to the campus to avoid any additional expenses.
Likes (Student Life): I've never felt out of place ever since I landed in the city. It could possibly be due to, but not limited to, a lot of Indian students around me. Also, ample options as far as fun, part time, internships, and life on campus is concerned. You'll never feel left out, the community is very welcoming. The smoothest transition you could ever imagine.
Dislikes (Safety): Though I've personally never felt unsafe even at odd hours. But we do hear some news once in a while pertaining to student safety on the university blog, that raises a question about overall safety. Once in a while, you might come across news that's disturbing but it's very rare. Mostly it's in the residential areas of the town way far from the student residences. Moreover, there's a dedicated police department for the university significantly taking care of student safety.
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Master of Science in Data Science - Batch of 2021
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
WMU is a good pricey university with a lot of degrees to choose from.
Tips: Kalamazoo is a small town. If you're a Muslim then you'll have problem finding halal food. There are very few options for assistantship too and it's pretty hard to find them. There are a lot of off-campus housing options and they're pretty cheap. Learn to cook before you come here, you'll need it!
Likes (Public transportation): University provides free transportation anywhere across Kalamazoo (city where the university is located). They also provide good maps and timely updates on buses. There are very few buses running on Sundays, so you might need to find a way for the weekends. Cabs are rare and expensive, but the buses are good and you can manage with them.
Dislikes (Indian Food): I am an Indian Muslim and I only eat halal food. There are barely any restaurants that serve halal and probably none to very few Indian restaurants. There is a subway on campus and there is a huge building dedicated for food and it has a lot of options from Pizzas to salads, and burgers to noodles. You'll get everything on campus made fresh. This is where you can start your first job and get a social security number too.
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - Batch of 2024
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Western michigan university is academically oriented and has quite a tough course schedule.
Tips: I didn’t get any scholarship but you will avail other benefits here. Transportation is free for WMU students. Faculty is good but can be better. The temperature here is very cold so be ready for that especially if you are from north or central India. Here are some Indian restaurants that I tried but I didn’t like them since the food is not spicy enough for an Indian maybe that’s more to cater for American taste buds. Before coming here get in touch with someone you know like I had a friend from work and maybe you can bond and start living together. Campus is not too big but it’s good you don’t need any rides inside. Overall it is average here.
Likes (Public transportation): Public transportation in the city is good. Also, for WMU students it's free of cost.
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Q:   What is the average salary of Western Michigan University graduates?

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Western Michigan University graduates are in high demand across the industries. The university has an impressive record of 91% of recent graduates working full time said they were satisfied with their job. The median salary of graduates of Western Michigan University graduates is between USD 55,000 - USD 65,000 annually. 

 

Q:   Who are the top employers of graduates of Western Michigan University?

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Companies from across the United States and all over the world come to recruit fresh graduates of Western Michigan University. Some of the top employers of Western Michigan University are:

Top Employers of WMU Graduates
AmazonGoogle
PfizerSummit Polymers
AscensionHershey
Plante MoranTarget
BronsonHormel Foods
PNCUnited Airlines
Charles River LaboratoriesKalamazoo Public Schools
SamaritasUnited Nations
Delta AirlinesKellogg's
Spectrum HealthUS Air Force
EatonMeijer
Stryker US Army
General MotorsParker Hannifin
State of MichiganWhirlsppl
 

Q:   How much does the alumni of Western Michigan University earn?

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The average median salary of alumni of Western Michigan University is $49,000 for a year.
 

WMU Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   Does Western Michigan University have on campus housing?

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Yes, Western Michigan University offers on campus housing to internatioanl students. The university offers a variety of accommodation options through its Residence Halls and Apartments. The residence halls and apartments at Western Michigan University are given below:

Residence HallsApartments
Ackley-ShilingArcadia Flats
Britton-HardleySpindler
Garneau-HarveyStadium Drive
Eicher-LeFevreWestern View
Harrison-Stinson 
Eldridge-Fox 
Hall-Archer-Pickard East 
Hall-Archer-Pickard West
 

Q:   How much does it cost to live in Western Michigan University?

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The cost of living in Western Michigan Universit will depend on the type of your accommodation and your lifestyel. The residence hall contract is for a full academic year unless the resident is transferring, studying abroad, withdrawing or graduating. The rates of residence halls are as follows:

2023/24 Rates of Residence Halls

Type of RoomCost Per Semester
Cost Per Year
Double room$2,990.00
  $5,980.00
Continuing single*$3,538.50
  $7,077.00
Single$4,716.00
$9,432.00
 

Q:   What is the campus size of Western Michigan University?

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The campus size of Western Michigan University is more than 1300 acres.
 

WMU Rankings 2024

C++
Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Business Economics
C
#601-800
Chemical Engineering
C
#129
Mechanical Engineering
C
#153
Civil Engineering
C+
#131
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Q:   What is Western Michigan University ranked in the world?

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Western Michigan University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is known all over the world for its global and national standing. The global rankings of Western Michigan University are given below:

Ranking BodyRank
QS World University Rankings 2024 - Global#1001-1200
THE World University Rankings 2024 - Global#1001-1200
 

Q:   What is Western Michigan University ranked in engineering?

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Western Michigan University offers a number of highly ranked and top-rated engineering programs through its College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The global and national ranking of WMU for its engineering programs is given below:

Ranking BodyRanking (2023)
THE World University 2023 - Engineering#501-600
US News and World Report 2023 - Aerospace Engineering#65
US News and World Report 2023 - Chemical Engineering#129
US News and World Report 2023 - Civil Engineering#131
US News and World Report 2023 - Computer Engineering#138
 

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for the USA?

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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. So, the cost of a student visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The US visa cost for an F-1 student visa is USD 185. F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

 

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Q:   Can I apply for Western Michigan University MS in cs?

A: 

To apply for Western Michigan University MS in CS, the deadline for international students is Jan 15, 2024, for summer. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria to get admission to the program. We have below mentioned the Western Michigan University MS in CS fess for international students:

Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 20,49,085
 

Q:   How many students study at Western Michigan University as undergraduates?

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More than 16000 students study at Western Michigan University at undergraduate level.
 

Q:   What is the student - faculty ratio at the University?

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The student-faculty ratio at the university is 18:1.
 

Q:   What is the male-female ratio at the University?

A: 
The male-female ratio at Central Michigan University is 1:1.
 
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If the applicant wants a fee waiver, then she or he must have a counsellor, or another school official, request an Admission Application Fee Waiver for a student who meets an indicator of economic need, such as those eligible for free or reduced lunch, to have the student's $40 application fee waive

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The application fee for the MS in CS course at Western Michigan University is USD 100 for international students. However, the applicant will not be able to submit the application without paying the application fee. Payments are processed through a secure server. However, for domestic students, the

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Many of the graduates after completing their course from WMU opted for different paths. Around 70% of the graduates chose to work full-time while 20% o [ted for further studies. 6% of the graduates are still looking for work and 2% of the graduates are working part-time. 

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2%

Personal Commitments

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The application fee for bs in aviation flight Science at Western Michigan University is USD 100 for international students. However, the applicant will not be able to submit the application without paying the application fee. Payments are processed through a secure server. However, for domestic stud

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Students can check the top employers for internships and the number of students placed in a particular company for the year 2021 at Western Michigan University. 

Top Employers

Number of Students 

Bronson 

41

Portage Public Schools

29

WMU

26

Kellogg’s

10

Enterprise

6

Hope Network

5

FEMA Corporation

5

Landscape Forms

4

Deloitte

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Tesla

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Whirlpool

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