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Western Michigan University

Campus Life and Facilities

Western Michigan Students Say...

The main campus "is beautiful enough to warrant taking a leisurely walk around," "especially during the fall." You will see a lot of "brutalist architecture" on your tour, though. Also, students almost universally agree that "parking is the worst." Social life at WMU is basically what you make it. "There are more than 300 registered organizations o... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1903 W. Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211

United States

Phone: 269-387-2000

Fax: 269-387-2096

Website

Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 67
Fire Safety Rating: 77
Green Rating: 90
Environment:City (population 75,000 - 299,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 1,200.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.wmudps.wmich.edu/Documents/ANNUALREPORT...

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.


Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 28.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Men's dorms
Women's dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students

Other:
Aviation house, business, education, engineering and applied sciences houses, fine arts house, health and human services house, honors community, second year experience, science scholars, transfer student communities.
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:342
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Debating Club
Fraternities
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Sororities
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:42
Number of Social Sororities:10
    % of women who join:6%
Number of Social Fraternities:17
% of men who join: 5
Number of Religious Organizations:42
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.wmich.edu/diversityandinclusion/lbgt/
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.wmich.edu/diversityandinclusion/
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Sports
Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Broncos
Women's Sports Team Name:Broncos
Team Mascot:Buster Bronco
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ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 75
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 25.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: Yes
Fee Amount: Included in enrollment fee, $100/semester
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Fee Amount: 24/7 support
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 90.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Dell, HP, Apple, IBM, Fujitsu
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Pilot plant for manufacturing and printing of paper and for fiber recovery, behavior research and development center, nuclear accelerator, center for electron microscopy, particle accelerator lab, Library Department of Special Collections: Cistercian and Monastic Studies Collections, Medieval Studies Collections , Carol Ann Haenicke American Women's Poetry Collection, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature and History Collection, Book Arts Collections: Paper and Fine Printing; Aviation
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Key Statistics

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    67
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    77
  • Green Rating:
    90
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    88%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    28.00
  • # of Organizations:
    342
  • # of Honor Societies:
    42
  • # of Social Sororities:
    10
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    17
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    42
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