Western Michigan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
Overall I had a wonderful experience during my undergrad at WMU. The professors in the art ed program are knowledgeable, and the degree requires a variety of art classes which are exciting and insightful. On top of that, the art facilities at WMU are top of the line and brand new. The intern year really prepares you for teaching as well. It requires a year long internship where you work with a professor to build your resume, website, attend conferences, and network. This year really prepared me for the real world challenge of being an art educator.
Attending Western Michigan University has sufficiently prepared me for the next steps in my professional career. The courses I have taken have both motivated and prepared me to thrive in a graduate program, as well as an entry-level position. The school is widely diverse, has a multitude of clubs and programs to join, as well as a friendly student body. Campus is small enough to where you will see familiar faces around, which is comforting as a incoming freshman. The class sizes are generally small, giving you easy accessibility to your professor, and to have deep discussion with your classmates. The university also has a wide variety of services in order to help you succeed - such as, The Counseling Center, The Writing Center, Career and Student Employment Services, etc. I highly enjoyed my time as Western student and would recommend WMU to any student looking for a fun, friendly, engaged community to learn in.
My undergraduate experience was a lot of fun and WMU provided me with a smooth transition into living on my own. I made life-long friends in my clubs, classes and in the community and I will forever be thankful to WMU for this. If I had to point out an area of improvement for this school, it would be their advisors. I wish someone stayed on top of my academics, extracurricular activities and career focus.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Western Michigan University. The education program has prepared me for a career in teaching by requiring courses covering all aspects of education. My concentration was in English literature, and the curriculum offered a wide variety of types of literature. Additionally, Kalamazoo is a great city to live in. There's always live music and so many great restaurants to choose from.
Western Michigan University is a good school to go to most graduate programs do not require the GRE or GMAT..however if you do not get into your program of choice you are stuck with a degree that goes nowhere. You will need to go back for a masters degree.The University is very competitive!!
As a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Business transfer to WMU, I fell in love with Cultural Anthropology and Global Studies. Upon meeting a vehement set of faculty from the get-go, I was astounded by the amount of research my professors had accomplished in various parts of the world. Their real-life experiences bridged the gap from remote locations on the globe to the classroom. They made me feel as if I too could do my part to make the world a better place. Classes were small and one-on-one contact with professors was encouraged. I even got the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica, for a similar cost as a semester at Western. I wish my program had included more networking/shadowing opportunities so I could see what the nature of the job market was, prior to graduation. My hopes for helping others through the framework of culture were met with requests to continue higher educational degrees. After gaining real world insight into the various fields and a period of time to make a small dent in my student loan debt, I have decided to return to a graduate program in Occupational Therapy at Western. I was pleased with the education I received the first time around at WMU and feel that my current degree has prepared me for my true calling as an OT.
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.