Student Life at K

Students at Kalamazoo College are members not only of an academic community of teachers, learners and scholars, but also of a large social community of friends and colleagues.

K enrolls 1,491 students from 36 states and 28 countries; 34 percent of our students are domestic students of color; 8 percent of our degree-seeking students are international students; 15 percent of our students are the first in their families to attend college; and 98% of our students receive some sort of financial aid. The College continues the work to make the K-Plan equitable and accessible to the increasingly diverse group of students choosing K for their undergraduate education.

At the heart of campus life is the concept of residential living that provides a vital contribution to the full education and development of students. Many of the faculty and staff attend events and activities with students.

Student organizations include interest-based, advocacy/identity-based, social, social action, and political groups. Many students participate in the fine and performing arts, and they enjoy a high level of autonomy in planning campus events.

K offers 18 varsity sports, and participates in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association of NCAA Division III. K’s athletic fields complex provides state-of-the-art playing fields, locker rooms and training facilities for the college’s varsity football, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer teams.

Kalamazoo College students are bright, energetic, highly involved and creative people. Campus life fully reflects these characteristics.