Western Michigan University is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU was established by law on September 2, 1903, as the second college created under the Michigan Constitution. It was founded to provide an education for children living in rural areas and those who can not afford to move away from home for their collegiate experience.
The school is best known for its programs in engineering. WMU also offers several pre-professional programs including pharmacy, medical sciences, physical therapy and athletic training. The university has 10 colleges with over 180 fields of study; it has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 with an average class size of 22 students.
Western Michigan University is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It's known for its excellent undergraduate programs and research opportunities in the fields of health care, engineering and technology.
WMU offers bachelor's degrees in dozens of subjects, including speech-language pathology and audiology; social work; psychology; theatre arts; biology; chemistry; physics; mathematics (undergraduate minor); economics (undergraduate minor); business administration (undergraduate minor); political science/international relations (undergraduate minor); communication studies/rhetorical criticism (undergraduate minor).
Many students choose to live on campus during their first couple years at WMU so they can enjoy all that comes with living in such a vibrant college town as Kalamazoo: access to local restaurants and bars like Z’s Tavern & Grill or Old Dog Tavern where you can eat delicious food before hitting up one of the many bars downtown after class has ended for the day.