Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1833, Kalamazoo College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college and the creator of the K-Plan, which emphasizes rigorous scholarship, experiential learning, and international and intercultural engagement. One of 40 colleges profiled in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives, K has approximately 1,400 students from approximately 30 states and 25 countries.
K students pursue a rigorous, individualized curriculum with specialization in one or more major areas. Approximately 66 percent of K students participate in an internship or an externship and join the Kalamazoo College Guilds, communities of practice that connect students with alumni through mentoring and professional networking.
Over 80 percent of students participate in immersive international experiences in over 40 programs in 24 countries. During their last year of study, K students complete a Senior Individualized Project, for which they explore a subject of their own choosing through in-depth, graduate-level research, advised by a faculty member.
The City of Kalamazoo is a diverse and progressive metropolitan area, home to more than 40,000 college students, numerous cultural opportunities, and countless choices for entertainment. Students engage with this community through service learning courses and co-curricular programs. The College is also home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, which trains leaders at all stages of learning and practice to promote social justice and advance human rights.
At Kalamazoo College, we do more in four years so students can do more in a lifetime.