Western Michigan University (WMU) is a four-year, public research university offering programs leading to degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with high research activity.

WMU includes the following colleges within its university structure: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Haworth College of Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, and Health and Human Services.

Western Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has accredited the College of Education. Programs in the School of Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Programs in the Haworth College of Business are accredited by the AACSB International. Programs in the Bronson School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Programs in the School of Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University also received accreditations for many of its programs and courses.

Ranking Profile:

- Western Michigan University is ranked 181st among the best national universities (US News 2012).

- WMU was named one of the "Best Midwestern Colleges" by Princeton Review.

- The University was named one of the top 10 large colleges in the nation in five separate categories of the Chronicle's second annual survey of American colleges and universities. Only two other Michigan schools made the 2009 list. They are the University of Michigan, which was recognized in nine categories, and Wayne State University, which won praise in four areas.

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