Western Michigan University, at Kalamazoo, Mich.; coeducational; founded in 1903 as Western State Normal School, became accredited in 1927 as a college, gained university status in 1957. The university's facilities include a toxicology and environmental testing center, an electron microscopy center, a particle accelerator laboratory, and a virus research laboratory.
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