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

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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

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 60
Students who have cars on campus 50%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age Yes

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
placement service
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus N/A

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Tape recorders
Diagnostic testing service
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Learning center
Extended time for tests
Priority registration
Priority seating
Texts on tape

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Partly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Tape recorders
Special housing