Kalamazoo College

1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295
Tel: (269)337-7000
Private not-for-profit | 1,379 students
As a highly selective, nationally renowned, and internationally oriented four-year college of arts and sciences, Kalamazoo College has developed a tradition of excellence in the fulfillment of this mission. It is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and enrolls 1340 students from 38 states and 14 countries. Founded in 1833, "K" College is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation.

School Overview:

Kalamazoo College
CountyKalamazoo County, MI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
106 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,379 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,373 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
6 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
3%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
5%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
86%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$37,810$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$37,810$24,744
 
Tuition30,723
Percent Admitted69%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)540-670450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)520-660460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)530-650440-570
ACT English (25-75%)25-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)25-3018-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)10-116-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)26-3020-25

School Notes:

  • For 50 years, Kalamazoo College has offered a nationally-recognized curriculum called the Kalamazoo Plan (often nicknamed the "K" Plan), an undergraduate experience of rigorous liberal arts scholarship and opportunities for experiential education in both domestic and international settings.
  • A liberal arts education at Kalamazoo College ideally comprises all components of the Kalamazoo Plan: on-campus coursework, Career Development experiences, Study Abroad, and the Senior Individualized Project. Students progress through this education within a developmental framework of Foundations, Explorations, and Connections. Foundations refer to skills upon which further intellectual and personal development depends. Explorations broaden and deepen knowledge and understanding, whether through course work or off-campus experiences. And Connections mean discovering ways in which knowledge, skills, and ideas from one course or discipline inform those from another, as well as ways in which the interplay of academic study and off-campus experience provides fresh insight and deepened comprehension of one’s self and the world. Through this guiding framework, Kalamazoo College seeks to cultivate among its students intellectual and personal growth in attributes consistent with the College’s overall mission.
  • Kalamazoo College offers an excellent learning environment. Its hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. At the heart of the campus is the quadrangle (fondly known as the Quad), bordered by academic and administrative buildings, the student center, and Stetson Chapel. Beyond the Quad are the fine arts facilities, including theatres and recital halls, the nationally recognized Dow Science Center, classrooms, offices, living/learning houses and residence halls, an athletic center, a racquet center, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and playing fields.
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