Kalamazoo College

1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, United States
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Overview of Kalamazoo College

About this school

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/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,436
    • Men:621 (43.2%)
    • Women:815 (56.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kalamazoo College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1200 Academy Street
City, State, Zip
Kalamazoo, MI  49006-3295
Phone
(269) 337-7166
Fax
(269) 337-7251
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.84
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
634 average
• Score 700 - 800
22%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
642 average
• Score 700 - 800
21%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,516 (82.09553784456064%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,756 (16.508452205695722%)
  • Other Expences: - $825 (1.3960099497436418%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kalamazoo College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002275
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,789
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
615,100

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kalamazoo College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


81.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


84.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


86.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Physical sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


75,548

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Grand Rapids

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Kalamazoo
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 of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kalamazoo College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,427

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,436
Women
815
Men
621

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources