Kalamazoo College

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School Overview

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.

Academics

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.

General Information

Admission Office

Kalamazoo College Office of Admission

1200 Academy Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

(269) 337-7166

(800) 253-3602

Fax: (269) 337-7390



Contact: Eric Staab

Dean of Admission
Main Address

1200 Academy Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 337-7166

www.kzoo.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,387

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 364

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,361

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kalamazoo College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(269) 337-7000
Website:www.kzoo.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.kzoo.edu/admission/how-to-apply/
Address:1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,443
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):77%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,443 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$44,857
Out-of-state Tuition:$44,857
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$26,808

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Kalamazoo College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kalamazoo College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
History1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total27

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Kalamazoo College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kalamazoo College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,857
Out-of-state$44,857
Books and supplies$825

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid35999%
Grant or scholarship aid35196%$26,808
Student loan aid16946%$7,988

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,42999%$26,898
Federal student loans73051%$7,417

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kalamazoo College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kalamazoo College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,6261,5692,057
Percent admitted100%65%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kalamazoo College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,443
Undergraduate enrollment1,443
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kalamazoo College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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