WMU Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at WMU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit WMU Disability Services.
WMU for the Military
While not a "service academy", WMU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit WMU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our WMU for Veterans Guide.
WMU offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, WMU does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Western Michigan University
WMU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Western Michigan University
WMU has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 17,936 undergraduates in 2017. Full-time attendance was 15,063 (84.0%). Part-time attendance was 2,873 (16.0%).
Western Michigan University is Ranked #651 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, WMU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank WMU #651 out of 2,238.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Western Michigan University Competes in the NCAA
WMU has a total of 440 student athletes, 212 men and 228 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$24,782,334|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$24,699,540|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Western Michigan University Athletics