Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$10,802

$26,496

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,381
Declined 193
Total Received 8,574
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Public

18,550

undergraduate students

2,985

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. Its 200-acre main campus and 785-acre university farm are located in Bowling Green, 65 miles north of Nashville.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 21,535
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
580
25th
480
75th
27
25th
19
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Other application fee ($75 for international students)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,381
Declined 193
Total Received 8,574

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

81%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,166

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,802
Housing $6,198
Food $3,846
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,846
Average Financial Aid - $7,166
Total with Avg. Aid $14,680

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,866,930
State $6,290,108
Institutional $1,466,760
Other external
Total $29,623,798

Non-need-based

Federal $3,091,186
State $12,834,763
Institutional $31,142,918
Other external $2,835,977
Total $49,904,844

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 270 745-2755
F: 270 745-6586
fa.help@wku.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, dodgeball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, team handball, triathalon, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference (Division I, Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Advertising. yes
Agricultural Production Operations, General. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Applied Economics. yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Architectural Technology/Technician. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes yes
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. yes
Dance, General. yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic). yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Health. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Folklore Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Housing and Human Environments, General. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Learning Sciences. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Meteorology. yes
Molecular Genetics. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, Other. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes yes
Photojournalism. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
School Psychology. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sports Studies. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

21,535

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

18,550
students

Female
60%
11,186

Male
40%
7,364

14%

2,985
students

Female
66%
1,970

Male
34%
1,015

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

12,409
students

Female
59%
7,265

Male
41%
5,144

33%

6,141
students

Female
64%
3,921

Male
36%
2,220

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

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