Western Kentucky University (WKU)

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Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University Student Essentials

Western Kentucky University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large Town Setting
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Big Red
$ 8,472
$ 21,000

About WKU

Western Kentucky University, off of College Heights Blvd in Bowling Green, has over 170 amazing undergraduate and 50 graduate school fields of study to choose from.

Some of the many interesting offerings at WKU include advertising, dental hygiene, early childhood education, economics, graphic design, health care administration, nursing, paralegal studies, performing arts, women’s studies, zoology, and more.

For the quintessential college experience, look no further than the amazing campus facilities and events of WKU. The Hilltoppers’ football team was recently promoted to Division 1-A, allowing them to compete for national bowls and titles.

Western Kentucky University also has international appeal with study-abroad programs and the Chinese Flagship program, which integrates the learning of the Chinese language into a student’s education for those interested in international careers.

Financial aid is available to eligible students at WKU the form of grants, student employment, loans, veterans’ benefits, tuition waivers, and scholarships. The school itself offers academic scholarships, alumni grants, departmental scholarships and Kentucky state assistance.

Job fairs and employment preparation seminars aren’t the only career services you can expect from the career center. Employers often post job leads on the website board, exclusive to WKU students. Internships are also available to students looking to gain work experience in their fields of choice.

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WKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

86% of students gave Western Kentucky University 5 stars overall.

6 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews 1 review

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

After transferring into Western Kentucky University with an Associate's Degree from a technical college, I found the faculty at Western much more friendly and helpful. Admission was easily accomplished with help from the staff, and the transition was most definitely a smooth one. The financial aid office was definitely much more friendly and "student friendly" than the prior school I attended. When a problem arose, the staff was quick to correct the problem, often within just an hour or so.

Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating

Overall WKU is not a college I would recommend going to. They keep going up in price of attendence every semester and its not worth it. They discriminated against me after I filed an appleal to go back and my son was very sick at the time and needed me. They truely suck as a University. No one working there knows what they're talking about and so you can be lead astray very easily. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE NOT WKU!!!!!!! YOU CAN FIND A BETTER UNIVERSITY FOR THE PRICE AND THEY ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS SUCCEEDING!!!!!

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WKU Map & Location

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd

Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Getting Around WKU


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Bowling Green, KY Curso gratis de Masajes Online - Curso gratis de Masajista GRATIS 1000 Cursos Gratis

Winter Dec 48 29 Jan 45 26 Feb 50 30 Spring Mar 60 37 Apr 70 46 May 78 55 Summer Jun 86 64 Jul 90 68 Aug 89 66 Fall Sep 82 58 Oct 71 46 Nov 59 38

WKU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 83% Graduate 17% Full-Time 97% Part-Time 3% Women 58% Men 42% International 3% Domestic 97%

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