In May 27, 1903 WMU was established by an act of the Michigan Legislature as a preparatory school for teachers and named Western State Normal School.
Career and student employment services supports students by empowering them to develop the skills necessary for reaching their career goals. Through career advising, and learning about career pathways, WMU students get ready for the world of work or service after graduating.
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Residence halls support nearly 5,000 students who enjoy the friendships, living/learning focus and diversity of campus life. Residents can take advantage of hall activities, leadership opportunities, staff available 24 hours, dining centers and many additional conveniences.
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The Sindecuse Health Center is dedicated to providing a variety of high quality professional health services to the Western Michigan University community.
The Western Michigan University campus is comprised of a variety of housing and dining options. Each living area has distinctive features with a combination of residence halls, apartments, dining facilities, academic services and cultural resources. A variety of dining options are conveniently accessible at different locations throughout campus.
Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center is a 240,000-square-foot facility that includes:
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Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.
The university has a diverse community which opens up many opportunities to be involved and to gain experience. There's something for every student to build their confidence on whatever career path that they choose.
I've met a lot of great people and had some fun memories. Made new friends that I'm thankful to have in my life.
Good facilities and friendly faculty/staff, very diverse programs, and easier admission. The campus has good diversity among the student population. I found the university to be very welcoming towards international students. Costs remain relatively high but still represent good value for higher education the United States. The university is located 3 hours east of Chicago,...