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 room and board

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent 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
Room $6,198
Board $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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

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

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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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