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Overall Score: 55.19

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI http://wmich.edu/

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$27,800
% of students who get any grants
57%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$19,100
Average price for low-income students
$13,110

Admissions

Acceptance rate
85%
Median SAT/ACT score
1110/17
SAT/ACT required?
No
Undergraduate enrollment
16,800

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
78%
% of need met
55%
% of students who get merit grants
11%
Average merit grant
$5,770

Student Success

Graduation rate
57%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Median student debt
$26,000
Early career earnings
$49,650
% earning more than a high school grad
68%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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