About Western Michigan University
Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has experienced dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level.
Both the faculty and the student body reflect WMU’s reputation in the world and its commitment to diversity. The University recruits students across the nation. WMU’s faculty members have been trained at some of the world’s finest institutions, and they bring to the campus a global perspective that enhances the learning environment.