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Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo, founded in 1833, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located in a residential area of Kalamazoo. Campus architecture includes Georgian-style buildings.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,443
   Women 801 (55.5%)
   Men 642 (44.5%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 3,626 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.73
SAT Math 624 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 594 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $55,208
  Tuition and Fees $44,857
  Room and Board $9,174
Average Percent of Need Met 95%
Average Freshman Award $39,792
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 103
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Kalamazoo Population 75,548
Nearest Metropolitan Area Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 66% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Hornets
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.5% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students 9.1% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 88.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 73.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%