One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged.
Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature.
Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 71 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified WMU as one of only 139 public institutions it considers research universities. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has recognized it as one of the nation’s best universities for the past 21 years, and for the past 14 years, has listed it among the top-100 public universities in the United States.
WMU's campuses encompass more than 1,200 acres and 143 buildings, featuring some of the finest facilities in the Midwest. The main campus, located near downtown Kalamazoo, is able to house 6,205 students. It includes a large, well-equipped student recreation center and state-of-the-art facilities for business, chemistry, science research, health and human services, and visual and performing arts.
Sanda University and WMU signed intercollegiate exchange agreement in July, 2013. Now the cooperation in majors of business management, accounting and e-commerce are under negotiation.