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Western Kentucky University
  • 4 Year
  • BOWLING GREEN, KY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  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

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Western Kentucky is a public university located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,815 undergraduate students. The Western Kentucky acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 48% of students, Western Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.

About

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

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.

WKU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$12,174 / 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
$8,255 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 123 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 148 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 147 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
35
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
14
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
15
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,815 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,080
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 96 responses
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Split dynamic. Greeks/ Party-Goers, Academics
    19%
  • There is some diversity
    16%
  • 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. 177 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 208 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 100 responses
  • Home
    24%
  • Charming
    17%
  • Content
    12%
  • Comforting
    9%
  • Okay
    9%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Fun
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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. 85 responses

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