Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan
4-year Private university


Kalamazoo College is a private institution established in 1833 with city setting located at Southwest Michigan. It is ranked 70 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $56,562. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,210. It practices quarter-based academic calendar. Students at Kalamazoo College can study in more than 25 undergraduate liberal arts fields and often learn through immersive, career-related programs. Through the Discovery Externship Program, freshmen and sophomores spend about two weeks living and working with alumni who work in the students’ areas of study. Outside the classroom, students at K College, as it’s known, can join more than 60 organizations or participate in stress-relieving activities such as concerts, craft projects and massages through the Wind Down Wednesday series.Other campus activities include movie screenings each Friday night through the Zoo Flicks program and free food and games each Saturday night via the Zoo After Dark program.

#70 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1833
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,210 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $56,562
Outstate Tuition Fee $56,562
Room and Board Fees $11,340
$31,173 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


80% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

84 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

SAT Reading Score is 32 or higher or applicant is from English speaking country or have attended secondary school in English speaking country for at least two years or attended full IB diploma

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$51,497 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$40,592 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $59,449
97% Students with need received Financial Aid
93% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application priority deadline: November 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Kalamazoo College Scholarships
Total Worth range from $36,000-$44,000/year for up to 4 years
Eligibility first-year and transfer, domestic and international students
Minimum Criteria $36,000 – $39,000 for 3.0 – 3.5 GPA
$40,000 – $42,000 for 3.5 – 3.8 GPA
$43,000 – $44,000 for 3.8+ GPA
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Music Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Details Music scholarships for non-music majors and majors alike are available. Recipients will meet at the beginning of the academic year to discuss their ensemble opportunities.
Theatre Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Details Theatre scholarship recipients will meet at the beginning of the academic year to discuss the opportunities available to them. Recipients are expected to participate in theatre department activities for at least two terms per academic year. This might include performing, working on technical or production crews, stage managing, working front-of-house, or enrolling in a theatre arts course.


1,210 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
90% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
71% Students graduate within 6 years