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.
It's been an eye-opening experience. Combining school and work was a challenge, but I pulled through
Study abroad opportunities were amazing and really benefited my academic experience. Majority of professors are helpful and give a lot of knowledge in their industries. The only challenge academically here was the slow switch from in person to online school during covid.
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.
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