Kalamazoo College, locally known as “K College” or just “K”, is a privately owned and operated liberal arts college located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The college was founded in 1833 by the American Baptist Church but currently is not affiliated with an religion or denomination. K College is known for being one of the oldest higher education institutions in the nation and for producing more Peace Corps volunteers per capita than any other higher education institution in the United States. The college also ranks among the top one percent of colleges whose graduates go on to earn a Ph.D.
Kalamazoo College is one of 13 members of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and is ranked 73rd on the Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges and number one for the state of Michigan. It is also listed in Loren Pope’s renowned college eucational guide Colleges That Change Lives.
Kalamazoo offers about 30 bachelor’s degree programs in variou fields of study including Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Modern and Classical Languages, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. The college also offers several interdisciplinary majors.
In just about every category, Kalamazoo College is considered to be one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. They’ve consistently been ranked at the top of the list when it comes to their academics and study abroad programs, and they’re also considered to be one of the best experiential learning colleges in the country. Kalamazoo was recently ranked fifth on the “Hidden Gem’s” college list, a publication produced each year by The Washington Post. Forbe’s ranked Kalamazoo 52nd best college in the nation and U.S. News & World Report ranked it the 68th best national liberal arts college in the nation. According to a study by Higher Education Data Sharing, when compared to all private colleges, Kalamazoo is ranked number nine.
Kalamazoo College Office of Admission
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295
Fax: (269) 337-7390
Contact: Eric Staab
Dean of Admission
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Total undergrads: 1,387
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 364
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,361
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $35
Online application fee: $35
Percent applicants admitted: 70%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Human Development/Family Studies B
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
History – General B
Law & Legal Studies
Mathematics – General B
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology – General B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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