Western Michigan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
WMU is a great Midwestern school to attend. Student life is vibrant and the administration accommodates students as well as any other school. Facilities and instruction are top notch.
I had an incredible experience at Western. The staff, professors and students create a great campus community. My advice? Get involved in as much as you can - you'll meet and work with so many incredible people while building your resume and serving communities.
Western Michigan University is a great school to pursue your bachelor's degree. Small enough to feel like a community, yet large enough to make you feel part of something grand. You will feel at home in Kalamazoo in no time.
The University provides the opportunity to explore a variety of educational environments and establishes a foundation to transition into the working world. The Psychology program, in particular, is one of the best programs in the country and sets their graduates above the rest for future employment consideration.
Great business school, that provides real world opportunities to assist companies. Offers the freedom to gain experience in the real world. Provides Innovative experiences for abroad, and occasional travel for courses. Large enough to be distant and lost on campus, and small enough to not be forgotten.
Excellent Part 144 flight program in the cutting edge of technology
I loved Western Michigan University as a school. Kalamazoo is a great town with many things to do within the city and neighboring towns. The Textiles and Apparel program however lacked the realistic experience that I needed as a student.
I would recommend going to KVCC first (sister school) prior to attending here in order to knock out pre-req courses first and save money. Overall, WMU is just like any other university or college in that you will learn at a higher education level and will be expected to pay your debts on time, even if they are lackadaisical with theirs. I enjoyed their online courses more than their brick and mortar ones simply because I could go at my own pace. Stay in contact with your advisor, don't try to do it yourself or you won't get 'locked into' a plan for completion (more classes will be added every year). Parking is bad here.
Undergrad was a lot of fun, and an essential step in learning to live on my own. Unfortunately I was completely underwhelmed by the academic curriculum. It seemed like a minor extension of high school, and not really engaging. Once I got into grad school, I really started to feel challenged and was incredibly engaged. Getting my masters degree is a major reason as to why I'm as successful as I am today.
I made use of every opportunity available to me to learn everything I could. Every college is what you make of it. WMU provided me with everything that I needed to be successful in life.