Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

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Undergrad Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$10,802

$26,496

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,019
Declined 226
Total Received 8,245
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Public

15,895

undergraduate students

2,276

graduate students

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School Facts

Western Kentucky University, is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a state Normal school in 1906, it gained university status in 1966. Programs are offered through the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Gordon Ford College of Business; Ogden College of Science and Engineering; College of Health and Human Services; and Potter College of Arts and Letters. Its 200-acre main campus and 785-acre university farm are located in Bowling Green, 65 miles north of Nashville.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,171
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

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235-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 67,067), 65 miles north of Nashville; branch campus in Glasgow. Served by bus; major airport serves Nashville. School operates transportation on campus and to Bowling Green. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Nashville
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green
42101-1000

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34.5%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Campus Activities Board
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Campus Ministries
  • Residence Hall Association

Top Events

  • Big Red's Roar (Homecoming pep rally)
  • CAB-OOM Spring Festival
  • Football Tailgating
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
43%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,019
Declined 226
Total Received 8,245

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,802
Room & board $8,432
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,035
Total $22,269

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Fencing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Fencing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Architectural Technology/Technician
Army ROTC, Military Science and Operations, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminology
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Health
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Molecular Genetics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Photojournalism
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sports Studies
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

18,171

total students

76.3%

in-state

23.7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

15,895
students

Female
60%
9,555

Male
40%
6,340

13%

2,276
students

Female
67%
1,527

Male
33%
749

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

11,815
students

Female
59%
6,957

Male
41%
4,858

26%

4,080
students

Female
64%
2,598

Male
36%
1,482

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 31%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

855

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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