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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Western Michigan University


    WMU-Grand Rapids comprises the largest regional location for Western Michigan University whose main campus is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Two WMU-Grand Rapids' locations, the Beltline location and the Downtown location, serve the needs of area residents who are seeking quality education and professional development.


    WMU offers more than 20 graduate programs in the following areas:
    • Business and Engineering
    • Teaching, Counseling and Administration
    • Health and Human Services


    More than 1,500 students are enrolled at WMU-Grand Rapids. The programs are designed for working adults who need to continue their education and professional development on a part-time basis. Programs can be completed entirely at WMU-Grand Rapids, and classes are offered primarily evenings or weekends.


    WMU-Grand Rapids is located in two convenient areas of the city.  The Downtown location is situated in the historic Cherry Street Landing district, two blocks south of the Van Andel Arena and the Beltline location is in the hub of Grand Rapids' southeast side.


    Contact the admissions office for admissions information.