What is a typical Western Michigan University student like? Describe the type of person that should attend Western Michigan University.

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Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

There is no typical Western Michigan University student. Every other person you will see on campus is very different. You may walk past a 21 year old white male, then behind him is a feminist activist involved in LGBT with purple hair and happens to be 35, followed by a group of fraternity and sorority men and women wearing vineyard vines apparel and Lily Pulitzer print backpacks. Every student takes advantage of everything WMU has to offer because the options are endless. The one thing in particular that stands out to make a Western student true to their university is emitting feelings of welcoming and burning with Bronco pride.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

The students at WMU are very diverse and come from many different backgrounds, which is why I love my university so much!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

A typical Western student is someone who is studious, likes to have fun bit not to much because school is important and does not drink that much or often.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

The students of Western Michigan University are the most caring and understanding people anywhere. The typical student is someone who sees their fellow Broncos as extended family members, and would do anything to ensure the happiness of everyone around them. If there is one word to describe this average student, it would be "selfless".

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

I have ran into a fair amount of people throughout my studies at Western. Almost every social interaction is very positive and uplifting. Not once have I felt insecure or intimidated on campus, which is something I was very afraid of coming into college. I think anyone that has a bright outlook on life will be welcomed and will fit right in at Western. The positivity is literally in the air.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

Western Michigan University is one of few research colleges in the United States. People who are ready to be pushed academically and have more opportunities for research based classes and internships should attend Western. Students here are all very friendly and helpful. The president of the school refers to Western as a "heads up" college, due to the fact that as you walk past students, they have their head up and are always willing to give everyone a smile and a hello.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A typical student makes a lot of friends within the first year and sticks with those people. I like to branch out and make new friends and do new things.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

If you are outgoing, like to have a little bit of fun, friendly, kind, and caring, you are the average bronco. But we accept everybody for who they are, so I would say that everyone has potential to fit in

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

The typical Western student is humble, outgoing, charismatic and someone you want to sit down and grab some lunch with.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A student at Western Michigan University is someone who is very involved in some way, whether it be with friends or acedemics; he or she is always doing something productive. There really is not an ideal student that should attend Western, mainly because every person brings something different to campus that makes it unique. Everyone at Western is different in his or her own way, given that every student here just makes the school much more enjoyable to attend.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

The typical student here is determined and unique. A lot of students chose to go here instead of larger universities because of the level of personalization and I feel that shows motivation and a desire to succeed

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

There is no "typical" WMU student. We are a diverse group of people brought together by a common goal of self improvement.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A typical Western Michigan University student should care about others, have fun and interact with other students!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

I don't know if I can actually describe the typical Western student. Everyone is quite different and their own individual. As far as the type of person that should attend Western, I would say that if you want to go to a school and not feel like everything is just a big competition Western is the school for you. Western allows you to truly be yourself without judgement. Some schools to me seem to have an aura that you must be the better than everyone, which pins everyone against each other to be better than one another instead of building each other up so that everyone can reach their maximum potential.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Anyone!! There are all different types of people at WMU. Tons of international students and a wide range of personalities and interests.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

WMU students are very friendly. Every one is open to getting to know someone. You can make friends wherever you go. WMU students also like to be studious, they know when they need to study and what they need to do for classes. WMU students know how to balance social and academic life.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A typical WMU student is someone who is welcoming to new people and opportunities and determined with all aspects of life. If someone is interested in attending WMU, they should certainly be open minded and willing to try new things that come their way in life.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

Fun, energetic, easy going, and a school spirited person. Also someone who is all about their business when it comes to school., But trust and believe, Western is the most friendly environment you'll be around. If you can't find friends here, something is wrong with your attitude.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

The typical Western Michigan University student friendly, nice, socially conscious and aware, and someone who is serious about their education.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A very friendly inviting person. Someone who is willing to seek out help for others. A person who is not afraid to step out their comfort zone.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Any person who is very social yet very serious about their education. WMU students are serious about their education during the week, but when the weekend comes, it is all about supporting the football team, the Broncos, and having fun with friends.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

I would say a typical Western student as a hard working individual at school and as members of the community.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

I believe Western Michigan University is an artistic school. Meaning those who attend Western are unique and artistic in their own way. Therefore, I believe those who attend are those who love to express themselves in an educational artistic way. This can be fashion designing, dance, music, and even marketing for businesses.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A typical Western Michigan University student has a lot of school spirit and takes pride in their academics. Students love to cheer on the sports teams. Even if the broncos don't always win, students know how to support each other. Academics is important to students and with all of the study groups for different classes and subjects it is easy to get the help needed.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

The typical Western Michigan student is a hard-working and fun loving individual that really appreciates his/her fellow classmates. They are students that really appreciate their professors and education.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

Anyone! Western Michigan University has a broad spectrum of fields that they excel at! Anyone who wants to be a WMU Bronco, can! Western Michigan appeals to everyone.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

There is no typical student, at least from what I've seen. I'm a music student, we have students from all over the world! What type of student should come here?? I think someone that wants a fun college experience, but with a smaller town and smaller college feel. We aren't as big as a big 10 school, but we have great programs and even a medical school now!!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

Someone that is out going and not afraid to meet new people. Everyone at Western seems to be outgoing and energetic. You get a good vibe from the campus and if you don't have a positive attitude , Western probably isn't for you.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

There isn't a set type of person you would see at Western Michigan University. Everyone here is one of a kind, never know who you will run into while being here. The majority of the people I come in contact with are very outgoing and welcoming. Western is known for having fun and staying involved with the community as well as putting class first of course. Anyone interested in going to an university that makes school feel less like school while still getting a great education should attend Western Michigan University.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Western Michigan University is a sweet Midwestern school where students can feel free and empowered to be themselves. A typical WMU student pursues educational goals wholeheartedly and is not afraid to be challenged.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A typical student at WMU enjoys diversity of people (which Western has a plethora of), yet the closeness of campus. Western's campus is not a huge campus, meaning that you have to enjoy small classes of 20 students, but be outgoing enough to make friends in a class of 200. For you to fit Western's ideals, you must be ready for adventure and constant movement while also enjoying pausing from all the business to enjoy learning and exploring.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

A typical Bronco is fun, energetic, and hard working. They love to go out and enjoy themselves, but still hit the books hard and do great in school. The type of person that should attend Western Michigan University is someone that knows how to properly balance their social life and school, and someone that is people oriented.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A typical student at Western Michigan University should be three things. One of those things is adapted to the unbearable winters Kalamazoo gives us. We wear of PJs inside out for snow days, and bundle up like the kid from the Christmas story. They also must be social. Western is one of the most inviting places I have ever been and I meet new people almost daily. Lastly, they must be hardworking. Almost all students go to school full time, work and make time for a social life. There is hardly anyone I know that is considered lazy at Western.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A typical Western Michigan student is outgoing looking for a great education but knows how to balance their time right. Time is key when it comes to attending college, the area of Kalamzoo offers a lot of things to do and while most students spend endless amounts of hours in the library it is important to know to fit some time in your schedule each weak to release some stress.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

Typical student is perky. We are all happy, laughing and having a great time. You wont find a lot of students who love going to school and actually love there school years down the line. Also our alumni can't get enough of us. Most stay around or visit frequently we are very open and love meeting people and welcoming other schools as well

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

 The typical Western Michigan University student is one who can spend 3 to 7 rough hours a day on top of taking a healthy amount of classes studying and doing homework in their dorm, their friends' dorms, Waldo Library, the university library, or any other place (out on the grass in front of a campus building perhaps). Besides going to class and studying, a lot of students will also fit in a workout session at the university's recreational center.
 After a week of intense academia, the typical WMU student might go on a walk into downtown Kalamazoo with a group of friends, go see a movie or university show, or go out to a party, socialize with friends and meet new people. 
 So, basically, the ideal Western Michigan University student is a person who can, with enough willpower, devote themselves to their academic, social, and physical well beings equally well.
Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A typical Western Michigan Student is laid back and very open minded. WMU students are very friendly and are always willing to lend an helping hand if needed.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

People who are serious about their education. Small class sizes instill a sense of community and allow for more one-on-one attention from the teacher. Expect lots of friendly people in the area, so fun, friendly, outgoing people will fit right in!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

Western has so much diversity that there isn't a "typical" student. Everyone at Western is different and unique in their own fun way. That's what makes Western stand out from a lot of other schools and one of the reasons why I chose to go.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

I'd say a typical Western Michigan University student is someone who takes pride in their school and is determined to get the most out of their education. Western Michigan University also has the reputation of being a "party school", and in a sense that seems a bit true. I find that most students here are fun loving and high energy, and many people get very involved in Greek life and other clubs and organizations.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

Students like beer, relaxing and having fun by hitting up the town with their friends and co workers

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A fair description of the typical Western Michigan University student would be hard working, intelligent, determined and driven. The type of person that should attend Western Michigan University would be somebody with a good work ethic, who is driven, and competitive.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

Western is an incredibly diverse group of students. There is no "typical" Western Michigan student and each student brings a unique aspect to campus and a unique perspective to the learning environment. As to who should attend Western Michigan University, everyone. The faculty and students on campus are all very welcoming and when you attend this college you really do feel like it is a home away from home. Also, a plus of the university that might make it a great it for future students is that, it is a big research university.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

Students at Western Michigan University come from a myriad of backgrounds, however, the one trait that every student at Western Michigan University possesses is an insatiable hunger for success. Walking across campus, one can see masses of students with their own unique stories and life goals. All of these young men and women strive for success academically as well as in their private lives. Without a doubt, the student body at Western Michigan University is one of the best groups of people that any one could call their peers.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Western Michigan University is a very diverse school. It's hard to pinpoint "type" of person should go to Western Michigan. Many people I know are from all walks of life, many know their future goals, and some don't. But the joy of western is the community I feel, to answer the question, I believe if you want to better yourself and make friends, western is a place for you. All the other stuff will work itself out.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

The great thing about Western is that there is no typical student. Western students are very diverse and come from all over the state of Michigan, the United States and many different foreign countries. Students at Western take their studies seriously but also like to have fun. Western is open and accepting of everyone. That is the type of person who should attend.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

The typical Western Michigan University student is diverse, eager to learn, and proud to be a Bronco!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

There is no typical Western Michigan University student. We are all different and unique and that is something that we pride ourselves on.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

Typical WMU students are friendly and laid back. Everyone is nice and open to anything. Culturally diverse students

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

Any students or loves meeting new people. Any student who isn't afraid of a little challenge, any student who loves working with there community. Any student who loves and values their education should come to WMU. Although its a little challenging I haven't met not one professor who doesn't go over and beyond to help their students pass.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

There is no typical WMU student. WMU is a very diverse campus filled with students that know how to have a great time and also know how to knock grades out of the park.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

A person who is dedicated and hardworking within their classes and also within an organization in which they may be apart of. A person who wants to succeed and do excellent things in their field of study/career.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2015

Western's student populous is very diverse! A student that wants to be able to be themself will be able to find a place at western.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2015

  1. Dedicated. Western Michigan University is a place that fosters success and growth, but not by holding their students' hands. You get out of your education only what you put in, and WMU students invest their time and energy in developing and honing whatever craft they have chosen.

  2. Innovative. With the amount of room for worldwide research and project-oriented programs, WMU students are constantly playing and learning outside of the box, oftentimes without ever looking back. Broncos understand that the world is changing, and to be at the front of that new tide, we need to think in new ways and try new things.

  3. Loyal. Broncos have SPIRIT! Just go to a WMU hockey game if you have any question about it. We believe in our school, we have pride in our education, and we have no doubt that our alumni base will continue to grow and succeed. Besides, we can't help but love our university. It's beautiful, it's powerful, and it's personally engaged in our education.

  4. Globally focused. A HUGE percentage of our students study abroad at least once, if not more. We offer over 90 study abroad programs and are always looking for more. Broncos know what's up in the world, not just in our own backyards.

  5. FUN. WE party, we get down, we get together, and we have a great time. Between student organizations, sporting events, activities in Kalamazoo...I'm just saying, we have a really good time. Playing is as big a part of a college experience as working hard is. It's your time to build yourself into the community around you, through education and academics, extracurricular activities, and community engagement.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

There is such a vast diversity of students that attend Western Michigan University that I could not pinpoint the "typical" student. There are a lot of international students who bring cultural diversity to the campus. The majority of students, however, are from all over Michigan with many having lived in Kalamazoo all their lives. I believe that someone who is internationally focused, enjoys different cultures, and is serious about their education should attend WMU. WMU has a lot to offer its students by way of class choices and faculty events.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

Western Michigan University students are full of pride about the brown and gold and we support our sports teams with fervor. We are proud of the "heads up campus" environment that has been cultivated for us and we live it by saying hello to those around us, smiling at strangers, and opening doors for one another. Typical students are passionate, open-minded, and driven to succeed.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

20-35 years old, intelligent, goal- oriented, confident,smart self-reliable hard-working out-going

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2019

A person who attends Western Michigan University should love to have fun, whether their idea of fun is hanging out with friends going out and partying, playing video games with a group of close friends, or just spending an evening alone with their favorite book. But we all know how to have fun here. Another trait is someone who can get work done. We here try our best to get the best grades we can, and to help people with their studies, because we try to think of everyone here as a friend and we don't want any one of our friends to fail out or anything like that. Going along with that is someone who is friendly, or at least open to other people because there are a wide variety of people here at Western, and we really don't want anything like racism, sexism or something like that here

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

WMU is a diverse campus. It attracts a lot of international students, as well as non-traditional students like myself.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Scholars from across the world come to Western Michigan University. Over 100 countries are represented in our student body. Western offers 147 undergraduate degrees. The interests and ethnic backgrounds of our student body is too diverse to make a single mold of a typical student. However, many Broncos share two values: a strong work ethic and the pride of being a Bronco. No matter what degree or future goals, every Western Michigan student grinds week in and week out to better themselves. It is this work ethic that directly correlates to the pride associated with being a Bronco. It is obvious on campus, and it is a pride made obvious to me when I am outside of Kalamazoo, wearing a Bronco sweatshirt, and I hear a stranger say, "Go Broncos". This kind of pride and work ethic is expected of anyone attending Western Michigan University.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

A typical Western Michigan Student is proud to be a Bronco. He/she usually exhibits an enormous amounts of school spirit, and be driven by goal oriented arrangements.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Our students are very diverse. However, I do think the university could work on appealing to returning adult students. Most of the university's focus is on 17-25 year olds, and more older adults are returning to school with very little support from the academic community.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2016

A person who goes to WMU is normally really outgoing, ready to have fun, and open to new types of people. A person who should attend WMU would be someone who's looking for a diverse campus with exciting social groups, clubs, and events!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

A typical WMU student is hard working, dedicated, and outgoing. They have to be hard working to excel in their classes here. Western has a good curriculum and often you have to apply to a certain program to get into your major, which requires good grades. A good student is also dedicated to their school and studies. They should have school pride and love to be a Bronco. They should also be outgoing and willing to make new friends becasue that's what college is all about!

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2018

Typical isn't necessarily the best word to use. With a student body of more than 20,000, that's like trying to jam a square peg into fifty different polygon shaped holes. The best way to summarize the student body would be to say it is comprised of a group of many different groups and types of people, but at the end of the day we are all Broncos through and through. As to the matter of whom should attend western? Well, That's be anyone who is open to a group of massively different people and working hard to be among the best in every field they desire to pursue.

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

Western Michigan University students are friendly. On a daily basis I see students helping other students. Whether it is tutoring someone, helping someone with a disability, or helping someone find a building. Students are always helping other students

Anonymous, Student, Western Michigan University, Class of 2017

There is no typical WMU student, each student is different and valued. The type of person that should attend WMU is the person who can accept that fact positively and still want to join us and contribute to the overall well being of this school.

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