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.

Website: www.kzoo.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,436
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 815 Women
(43.2%) 621 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 3,434 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
634 average
SAT EBRW
642 average
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,097
Tuition and Fees
$48,516
Room and Board
$9,756
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Freshman Award
$42,907
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,789
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
100
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Kalamazoo Population
75,548
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hornets
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.7% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
6.1% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Academy Street
City, State, Zip
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295
Phone
(269) 337-7166
Fax
(269) 337-7251
E-mail
admission@kzoo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, February 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 3,434 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,912 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,522 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
461 (18%) of 2,520 admitted students enrolled
Women
267 (19%) of 1,438 admitted students enrolled
Men
194 (18%) of 1,082 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
92% of 36 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 1381 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
214
Students Accepting Wait List Position
75
Students Admitted From Wait List
2

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.84
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
35%
3.25 - 3.49
41%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
634 average
Score of 700 - 800
22%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
642 average
Score of 700 - 800
21%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
32%
Score of 24 - 29
55%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 50%
Top quarter: 87%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
3%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
4%
Student Government Officer
17%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,097
Tuition and Fees
$48,516
Room and Board
$9,756
Books and Supplies
$825
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002275
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
418 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
356 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
356 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
191 (53.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$42,907
Need-Based Gift
Received by 350 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,678
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 270 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,409
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 97 (27.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
88 (19.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,548

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,120 (79.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,007 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,005 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
419 (41.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$40,877
Need-Based Gift
Received by 991 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,723
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 824 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,295
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 187 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
361 (25.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,143

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,789
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Physical sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
100
Part-Time Faculty
35
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
71%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
615,100
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Kalamazoo Population
75,548
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Kalamazoo
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Kalamazoo

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
47%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hornets
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, cirque du k, a cappella groups, food recovery network, women of color, swing club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,436
Women
815 (56.8%)
Men
621 (43.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,427
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.7% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students.
6.1% from 28 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
84.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
86.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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