Western Kentucky is a public university located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,160 undergraduate students. The Western Kentucky acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Western Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,100.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.134 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities333 Graduates
Elementary Education126 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician110 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems84 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies73 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.163 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses
Western Kentucky University Reviews
This is my third at Western Kentucky University and I recommend this university to future college students and even present; if your interested to transfer? Athletic events and games where students engage in sports fun and support their fellow Hilltopper athletes. A campus of international acceptance and a diverse student body, a thriving campus with a constant growth each new school year. WKU, where Spirit makes the Master!
From the moment is started my enrollment I’ve had nothing but a pleasant experience. All of the information given to me has been clear and all of my questions thoroughly answered. I have grown to love the atmosphere that surrounds Western Kentucky University and the bomds between the students, staff, and professors that is encouraged here. It’s really helped the transition into college and made it a comfortable and confedent transition!
I’ve only been at WKU for one semester, but I’m already in love. As a student who is trying to pay their way through college on their own, WKU gives me the flexibility I need. Not only do they offer an abundance of scholarships to aid your education, but they offer a wide selection of classes as well. This has helped me as I work full time so the online and night courses they offer have been a perfect fit. But most importantly, Western Kentucky feels like home. This university is a community that welcomes everyone with open arms, and I’m a proud Hilltopper!