WMU Admissions

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Western Michigan University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationhttps://wmich.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://wmich.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 79.86% and yield is 20.65%. 8,100 men and 9,598 women applied to WMU and 6,427 men and 7,706 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,483 men and 1,436 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,6988,1009,598
Admitted14,1336,4277,706
Enrolled2,9191,4831,436
Acceptance Ratio 79.86%79.35%80.29%
Yield 20.65%23.07%18.63%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 2,379 students (82% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 833 students (29%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 600 (75th) and 500 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 77 (75th percentile) and 77 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500610
SAT Math500600
ACT Composite1926
ACT Math1726
ACT English1825
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Western Michigan University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

WMU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Western Michigan University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see WMU online application page .
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WMU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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