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#511 Overall Influence #434 Desirability Rank

Western Michigan University

Public university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

From Wikipedia

Western Michigan University is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo. Its enrollment, as of the Fall 2019 semester, was 21,470. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

16,582

Acceptance

85%

Graduation Rate

57%

Median SAT Score

1105

Median ACT Score

22

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,094

Fees (in-state)

$923

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$50,500

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

18K

Under-Grads

16K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5200

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

42 per 100K

Violent Crime

12 per 100K

What is Western Michigan University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#261 World Rank
Business
#395 World Rank
Education
#391 World Rank
Mathematics
#508 World Rank
Engineering
#388 World Rank
Philosophy
#523 World Rank
Medical
#331 World Rank
History
#474 World Rank
Political Science
#715 World Rank
Literature
#804 World Rank
Biology
#382 World Rank
Psychology
#410 World Rank
Communications
#645 World Rank
Computer Science
#504 World Rank
Economics
#666 World Rank
Physics
#576 World Rank
Religious Studies
#949 World Rank
Chemistry
#347 World Rank
Anthropology
#451 World Rank
Nursing
#600 World Rank
Sociology
#771 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#449 World Rank
Social Work
#761 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Other areas of influence

#419 World Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are Western Michigan University's Most influential alumni?

Western Michigan University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, History, and Anthropology

Mike Nahan

Australian politician

Mike Gravier

American football coach

Jennifer Eaton Gökmen

Jennifer Eaton Gökmen

American writer

Agnes Allen

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player

W. Wallace Kent

American judge

Carmella Sabaugh

American politician

Suzy Lake

Canadian photographer

Ellen Muehlberger

American scholar of Christianity and late antiquity

John Offerdahl

American football player

Wayne Terwilliger

American baseball player and coach

Dina Zaman

Malaysian writer

Gary Bouma

American-Australian sociologist