Kalamazoo College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Kalamazoo College
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Kalamazoo College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Kalamazoo College will need to submit an application through the Common Application (more information on it below). Additional required materials include a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. Optional materials include a personal statement, an in-person interview, and SAT or ACT scores. Campus visits, while not required, are encouraged for any and all interested students.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Kalamazoo College Description:

Kalamazoo College is located in southwest Michigan, just blocks from Western Michigan University. The college emphasizes student engagement -- over 80% of students complete some form of internship, over 85% participate in study abroad, and over 60% are engaged in a service-learning project. Kalamazoo's "K-Plan" emphasizes life-long learning, career readiness, intercultural understanding, social responsibility and leadership.

The college ranks well for its value, and it was featured in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. Kalamazoo's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Kalamazoo Hornets compete within the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, swimming, soccer, softball, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,443 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,857
  • Books: $825 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,174
  • Other Expenses: $2,260
  • Total Cost: $57,116

Kalamazoo College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,808
    • Loans: $7,988

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 73%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Football, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Kalamazoo and the Common Application

Kalamazoo College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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