Climb With Us
Western Kentucky University (WKU), home of the Hilltoppers, is a place of beauty and friendliness. WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of more than 60,000 that’s approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky, and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.
Applying to Western Kentucky University is the first step in building your future—exceptional academic programs, applied learning opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-renowned faculty are all part of what makes the WKU experience unparalleled in American higher education.
Your hopes, dreams, and ideas are important to us. We strive to provide you with an environment where creativity is nurtured and intellect grows. WKU is a student-centered applied research university. That means we’re dedicated to making sure you achieve your goals and develop the skills needed for success. You’ll graduate with not only a degree but with real-world experience that makes you stand out above the rest.
We call our students Hilltoppers because WKU students are ready to climb higher, thrive, and promote innovation in Kentucky and across the globe. We’re committed to supporting students from all backgrounds in their pursuit of an affordable college degree. Learn more about the educational experience WKU can offer you at wku.edu/academics.