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Study at Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College, also known as the K College or simply K, was established in 1833. The college was founded as the Michigan and Huron Institute by some Baptist ministers. The institute received its charter in 1833. The name was changed to Kalamazoo Literary Institute in 1837. The Kalamazoo Branch of University of Michigan was opened in 1838. These merged in 1840 and operated as the University of Michigan's Kalamazoo Branch. It later became the Kalamazoo College. The college offers a number of programs in the fields of fine arts, natural science, mathematics, religion, social science, literature, and history, among others.

The sports teams of Kalamazoo College are known as the Hornets. They participate in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and NCAA's Division III. The teams compete in football, cross country, volleyball, swimming, diving, baseball, basketball, golf, and soccer.

Profile of Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI is home to Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Kalamazoo College go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics, science, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Kalamazoo College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 610. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 590 and 690. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Kalamazoo College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Kalamazoo College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 1, 340 enrolled students .

Student Life

Kalamazoo College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Kalamazoo College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Kalamazoo College is to prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world. "

Kalamazoo College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts130economics, history, English, political science, international studies, Spanish language, social services, German language, . . .
Science62biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling28psychology
Fine Arts15fine arts, fine arts studies, art history and criticism
Medicine12health professions
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming

Contact: Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

1200 Academy St

Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

General Phone: (269) 337-7000


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