Fast Facts About Kalamazoo College

History and Location

  • Mission: to prepare graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world
  • Founded in 1833, among the 100 oldest institutions in the country
  • Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a mid-sized city just 35 miles from Lake Michigan and approximately 140 miles from both Detroit and Chicago
  • Member of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the oldest collegiate athletics conference in the country

Academic Experience

Student Demographics

Faculty Information

  • 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 96 percent of full-time faculty hold Ph.D. or terminal degree

Tuition and Endowment

  • 98 percent of students receive need-based and/or merit-based financial aid
  • Annual tuition, fees, room and board for 2023-24: $70,848
    • Use our net price calculator for a rough estimate of what a Kalamazoo College education might cost you
  • Endowment $286,769,774 as of June 30, 2023

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