Western Michigan University (WMU)

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WMU can be found in Kalamazoo, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. WMU enrolls about 26,000 students each year.

Many students at Western Michigan University scored in the range of 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the WMU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. Western Michigan University admits approximately 80% of those that apply. Of those that are admitted, nearly 26% registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the WMU acceptance rate 2015 will be around 83%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wmich.edu.

Overall WMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Western Michigan University was reported as 82.8% in Fall 2013 with over 14,600 applications submitted to WMU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • WMU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • WMU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Western Michigan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Western Michigan University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Western Michigan University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 82.8%
  • 2010-2011: 84.3%
  • 2011-2012: 83.2%
  • 2012-2013: 83.3%
  • 2013-2014: 82.8%
  • Projected WMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 83.2%

How Does WMU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Western Michigan University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grand Valley State University82.6%
University of Notre Dame22.3%
Michigan State University68.7%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne83.1%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor33.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to WMU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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