Definitive Guide to Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is a large state university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was founded in 1903 and was originally known as Western State Normal School is known. With a student of about 25,000 students, Western Michigan University is the 4th largest university in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is supported by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the elite public institutions in the nation as a designated place "researchUniversities with high research activity. "U.S. News & World Report's annual college and university rankings are WMU as one of the best in the country-100 public universities.

Western Michigan University is one of the largest aviation programs in the United States and a leading WMU's expansion projects include a new aviation campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, along with extensive building renovation of the main Kalamazoo campus. The aviation program is usually in placethe Top 3 in the United States.

Together with the world-renowned College of Aviation, there are 8 other colleges that make up the Western Michigan University), including the Haworth College of Business (College of Business is the sixth largest in the country, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health and Human Services, the Lee Honors College and the GraduateCollege, combining for more than 250 courses.

The 1200-acre campus is actually a collection of five sites in and around Kalamazoo and West Campus (usually cited as the main campus – made by the College of Arts and Sciences, Haworth College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts included, and the Lee Honors College, along with most of the administration building and dormitories), East Campus (especially historic buildings), Oakland Drive campus (theCollege of Health and Human Services and the WMU Army ROTC program), Parkview Campus (the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and of course, the College of Aeronautics, which has its own campus. With more than 150 buildings over 5 distributed locations, there is a lot to take in.

In athletics teams are Western Michigan as the "Broncos" is known, and their colors are brown and gold. Her main rival is Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan is located. Mosttheir teams are in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), with the exception of hockey. Although not known for athletics programs, they have had several alumni turn professional in various sports, including the current Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings.

Some other notable graduates of Western Michigan University include Tim Allen, John Offerdahl, former NFL star and founder of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Luther Vandross, the former Detroit mayor Dennis Archer, Dave Dombrowski, generalManager of the Detroit Tigers, along with several high-ranking politicians and businessmen. Also of note, The College Republicans at Western Michigan University has been voted "Best College Republican Chapter in the Country" in 2006.

While not as good as the "Big 3" known universities in Michigan, Western Michigan University offers a very good education at a lower price than some of the most famous universities. For further information, including studentReviews of the school, make sure you via the links below.

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