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Kalamazoo College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
Study Abroad Expert

The admissions at Kalamazoo College begins for the Fall season for all courses. Kalamazoo College is a four year college of Arts and Sciences providing a wide range of bachelor’s degree courses with a total enrollment of 1,491 students from across the world. Kalamazoo college offers admission to International students fostering students from 28 countries. International students make up to 8% of the total student population.

The college has a 92% as the overall and graduation rate in 2018 with both full time and part time faculty members. The college has a 73% acceptance rate and 88.9% early acceptance rate making it a top choice for international students as well.

Admissions at Kalamazoo college are also provided to Transfer Students who have begun their undergraduate program from a different college and wish to complete the rest of the course from Kalamazoo college. 92% of college graduates receive job opportunities within six months of their graduation . This makes it a very attractive place to study in the US

  • The college has a test optional admission policy
  • Recently admitted freshmen had an average ACT score of 28 and SAT score of 1260
  • Another necessary expense includes the Health Insurance of 1,439 USD
  • Financial Aids are provided to fresh admissions and existing students who are eligible via online applications with 98% students sharing nearly $49 million in financial aid and/or scholarships every year.
  • The online application for financial aid begins from 1st October every year
  • The Transfer students need to apply for admissions before May 1 to get entry in the Fall Term.


Application PortalOnline Application
Average GPA3.9
ACT Middle 50%26-30
SAT Middle 50%1100-1350 (Math and Critical Reading)
Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Deposit dueExtended to June 1
Intake SeasonFall
Academic CalendarSemester Wise
Financial AidGrants, Loans and Scholarships provided
International AdmissionsEmail

Admission Deadlines

The college provides a flexible admission timeline for students through it’s binding and non-binding admissions through Early Decision and Early Action. The important admission deadlines are as followed-

Early DecisionDeadline- November 1
Deposit Due- January 15
Early ActionDeadline- November 1
Deposit Due- June 1
Regular DecisionDeadline- January 1
Deposit Due- June 1
Early Decision IIDeadline- February 1
Deposit Due- March 1
Transfer ApplicantsDeadline- May 1
Deposit Due- June 1

International Admissions

Admissions for international students is similar as that for every other native student. Overseas students wishing to pursue their higher education in the US need to meet federal and their University’s requirements.

English Language Proficiency

International students need to verify their English proficiency which can be done by any of the following tests.

English Proficiency TestMinimum Score
Internet based TOEFL84
Paper based TOEFL550
Computer based TOEFL213
Duolingo English Test110

Financial Aid

The Kalamazoo college provided the International student with a merit-based scholarship called the Global Leader scholarship. The scholarship is to be renewed every year for four consecutive years. Students along with their common application should apply for the scholarship under the ED I/EA application program.

Visa Process

The process for applying for a US student visa for international students begins after they have successfully taken admission in the college and submitted the Resource Verification Form. The students will then receive their respective I-20 form and can contact the international student advisor for further proceedings.

International Undergraduate Admission

The Kalamazoo College provides a wide range of academic qualifications across 30 Majors, 22 Minors, 13 concentrations and 5 special programs.

The college offers various undergraduate courses called as the K-Plan with the top 5 being in Fine Arts, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Business/Management/Marketing and Social Sciences.

The following documents are required including the common application with a common application essay for admissions at Kalamazoo College-

  • High school transcript,
  • Mid-year report,
  • Counsellor recommendation
  • Secondary school report,
  • Teacher recommendation.

Additional Optional Components include-



  • Arts Supplement (For students applying for a major in fine arts)
  • Kalamazoo College Writing Supplement 
  • Interview – admission counsellor or Alumni representative

Transfer Students

Admissions at Kalamazoo College is also provided for students who have begun their undergraduate program from a different college and wish to complete the rest of the course from Kalamazoo college.

The students need to meet the eligibility criteria of a transfer student considering the following details-

  • Apply for admissions before May 1 to get entry in the Fall Term.
  • The college also provides a Mid-Term entry for a small number of transfer students in winter (January). Students for such entry should have a 3.3 or a higher cumulative college grade point average and should apply by November 15.
  • Financial-Aid is also provided to transfer students upon admission at Kalamazoo College. The students can avail Merit-Based scholarship during their duration of study ranging from 18,000-28,000USD as determined by the college/ financial aid department registrar.

A completed Transfer Application must have the following materials other than the common application form-

  • Final High-school transcript or its equivalent
  • Official transcripts from all University/college attended
  • College report from last University/college attended
  • Academic Evaluation
ProgramApplication DeadlineNotification LetterDeposit Due
Transfer ApplicantsMay 1May 15June 1

Admissions at Kalamazoo college begins for the fall session with a deadline for submission of the application by January 15. The financial aid is available for all students seeking admission at Kalamazoo college by filling the FAFSA or IFSAA by November 15 and 1 respectively.

The mailing address of the college is- 

Office of Admission
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

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