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Western Kentucky University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOWLING GREEN, KY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade C+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1906 COLLEGE HEIGHTS BLVD
BOWLING GREEN, KY 42101
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
From Western Kentucky University

Exceptional academic programs, applied learning opportunities, and world-renowned faculty are only part of what makes the WKU experience unparalleled. 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 are dedicated to making sure you achieve your goals and graduate with skills for success. You will not only graduate with a diploma, you will enter the real world with experience that makes you stand out above the rest.

Located in the heart of Kentucky's third-largest city, our hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. Whether you're looking to explore the natural world, walk to a restaurant downtown, or catch a sporting event, Bowling Green has a variety of attractions for WKU students to enjoy.

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Western Kentucky University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,395 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,576 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 129 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 157 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 156 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
29
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
9
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
15
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    45%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,359 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,370
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 105 responses
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Split dynamic. Greeks/ Party-Goers, Academics
    21%
  • There is some diversity
    14%
  • Party Party Party
    5%
  • WHITE AND PRIVILEGED MOSTLY RACIST
    4%
  • Conservative
    3%
  • Now and then you'll find a diamond in the rough
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 186 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 217 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Home
    23%
  • Charming
    17%
  • Content
    12%
  • Okay
    10%
  • Comforting
    8%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • Fun
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 87 responses

Western Kentucky University Reviews

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