Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College is a private, selective liberal arts college with 1,443 students in Kalamazoo, Mich. It offers a nationally recognized individualized curriculum known as the K-Plan, providing opportunities for experiential education in domestic and international settings. The tenets of the K-Plan include: 1) Rigorous academics. The flexibility and rigor of K's curriculum provides students with a customized academic experience, maintaining a superior lifelong value, and few fixed general education courses; 2) Experiential education. Students connect classroom learning with real-world experience by completing career development internships or externships, participating in civic engagement and service-learning projects, and getting involved in social justice leadership work; 3) International and intercultural experience. Students choose from 42 study abroad programs in 24 countries across six continents; and 4) Independent scholarship. As the culmination of their learning, students explore a subject of their choice, resulting in an in-depth, graduate-level research thesis, performance or creative work known as a Senior Individualized Project.Kalamazoo College's diverse campus community, dynamic city and extraordinary outcomes make a difference in the lives of students. K is one of 40 schools honored in "Colleges That Change Lives," written by Loren Pope, a higher education expert and former New York Times education editor, who identified colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative in students, while providing the foundation for success beyond college.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1833 N/A Quarter $206.8 million 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (269) 337-7000
overall score total score state city online paying global
61 100.0 Michigan Kalamazoo 513
Key Value
ID 668
Tuition $46,692 (2017-18)
Room and Board $9,390 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 1,443
Application Deadline Jan. 15
Application Fee N/A
Acceptance Rate 66%
Description When applying to Kalamazoo College, it's important to note the application deadline is Jan. 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are Nov. 15 and Nov. 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Feb. 15. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 66 percent and an early acceptance rate of 88.3 percent.


Title Value
Application deadline Jan. 15
Early decision deadline Nov. 15
Application fee N/A
Common Application accepted Yes
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


Title Value
Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Neither SAT nor ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Feb. 15

Entering Class Stats

Title Value
Selectivity More selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate 74%

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Winter
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA N/A
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution No
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required Yes
Conditional admission offered Yes
Early decision or early action options available Both early decision and early action
TOEFL (paper) Required
TOEFL (internet-based) Required
Michigan Test N/A
SAT Considered
SAT Subject N/A
ACT Considered
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Rod Malcolm, Associate Director Admission, (800) 253-3602, roderick.malcolm@kzoo.edu