Kalamazoo College Visit Report by Midwestmomofboys

Visit to Kalamazoo College in November 2018 by Midwestmomofboys
(Parent of Student)
(Member since November 19 2018 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - My kid reports it was a comfortable conversation with his admissions rep.

Information Session: No - We did not do a formal info session, though my kid had met with admissions rep at high school visit and on campus, so felt he had plenty of information about K, admissions etc.

Campus Tour: Yes - Enthusiastic tour guide, one-on-one tour, with just us and the tour guide. Not sure if that is standard or if it just happened that way.

Classroom Visit: Yes - Kid sat in on Poli Sci class, reported active conversation and really liked Professor.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Student vibe was great, all kinds of kids, and everyone acknowledged us as we passed etc.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Admissions folks were great, very responsive. We dropped in to arts facility unannounced and staff found us a student for an impromptu detailed tour.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Compact, but very pretty. The dining hall is lovely, warm, with fireplace, and architectural details that make it very homey.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Some of the buildings are a little faded, but well kept. Library renovation is gorgeous. The new Arcus building is gorgeous modern facility.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Homey, very nice.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All seems fine.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
While compact, a very pretty campus, walking distance to downtown Kalamazoo and near by to Western Michigan, a large public. So, felt like best of both worlds, a LAC tucked away in the corner of a ci


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


Campus Visit Notes for Kalamazoo College


Visit Description:

K was a wonderful surprise on our search. We were very impressed by all facets of the school -- faculty, athletics, arts. My kid loved the no gen eds, no greek life, and great athletic facilities. Everyone we met, from Admissions staff to coaches to tour guides, was enthusiastic and helpful. A real gem of a school. We attended several sporting events on campus, and were impressed by the student support and by the range of students reflected in the student body -- from blue hair and tattoos, to flannel and beards, to Vineyard Vines and Ralph Lauren. A warm community, and a terrific school.