Western Michigan University is a four year public research university that is located on a suburban campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU was founded in 1903. WMU works to reflect a globally engaged, dynamic university that combines the resources of a national research university with the personal attention and support that are typically found at a small college, which gives students an advantage in graduate school, the workplace and life. WMU is a research university that is learner-centered and builds intellectual inquiry and discovery into its academic programs in a manner that fosters knowledge and innovation, and turns wisdom into action. WMU provides leadership in teaching, learning, research and service, and has a commitment to enhancing the future of those living around the world.
Students at Western Michigan University can choose a comprehensive range of degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Aviation
- Haworth College of Business
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Health and Human Services
- Lee Honors College
- Graduate College
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Western Michigan University integrates distance education coursework and programs, adding greater flexibility and convenience for students. Students taking courses online continue to have access to student resources offered on-campus.