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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Western Kentucky has an several award winning programs that students can look into. One big thing that makes Western so unique is the emphasis that they put on International Reach. They offer a great opportunity for students of other countries to attend the university and also introduce a Study Abroad program for those interested in traveling outside the United States.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its best to see the university first-hand. The only way to really get a feel for it all is to schedule a visit and take part in one of the many tours that are offered by the students of Western Leaders. The website is also very helpful in seeing what all the university has to offer. Either of these options would be helpful for students interested in attending.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition is a bit high, I feel like the price is worth it. Advisers are very helpful in starting students off properly. Students are made aware of their General Education requirements and are informed of the prerequisites they need to obtain in order to reach administration into the desired Major. With this great assistance, along-side an overall comforting and enjoyable environment, the price is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think that living in the dorms for the first two years made the college experience. You slowly form a bond with people that you are living with and therefore build onto the social life that you work towards. It definitely makes the overall experience more enjoyable for students if they get involved.

    Am learning a lot

    I am going into my second year at WKU and I feel that I have already noticed a big difference in how I think about certain topics. The majority of my professors have opened up my eyes to certain topics that never really crossed my mind in high school. Because of this quality education I began to feel a higher sense of maturity which is a big part of the first year in college. The professors seem to take a big interest in their students in making sure that they attend class and work towards bettering themselves as a student.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    American, international, focused, social, adventurous, ambitious....there's really something for everyone on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit WKU and look into the college for yourself, and this goes for any university you think you are interested in. Think about what interests you and see how well fits into any school's program. Once you step foot onto the campus, look into different clubs and organizations that pique your curiosity. Through those groups you will meet some of the best friends you will ever have, and this is important when starting this next chapter of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny is worth the education here. You can be sure that not only will you graduate feeling more confident about the knowledge you gained, but you will come away with life-altering experiences that will allow you to grow as an individual. WKU strongly supports study abroad and is always encouraging students to choose from hundreds of programs that will allow them to travel the world, while they obtain a few credit hours. There is even thousands of dollars in scholarship money available to help in several of these opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    WKU has a wide range of activities, organizations, and clubs to keep you interested throughout the year. Christian organizations to the performing arts groups to athletic clubs to Greek communities, you will be sure to find something that interests you enough to get involved immediately.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty at WKU are highly skilled and most are personable with their students. It's obvious that they want to share their knowledge and they do this on a personal level by encouraging in-class discussions and questions. They let you know on the first day of classes of the easiest way to reach them, should you need anything throughout the semester. Then they make sure to respond to your calls or emails so all of your questions will be answered. Many times they suggest meeting one-on-one during an office appointment, so you can go over all your inquiries.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get into any dorm other than PFT. Look into the university's Living and Learning Communities! Get involved in clubs, organizations, and groups (i.e. bible study!) Be open to having different types of friends - its college! Have FUN but remember what you're there for - an education :)

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that this school is worth the money. If living on campus, I'd suggest anything but PFT (Peirce Ford Tower) or anything on the opposite end of campus. Try to get into Northwest, Southeast, or anything toward the middle of campus as the dorms close to PFT give you a hike to class! I would also suggest applying to as many scholarships through the school as you can - it doesn't hurt to try!

    Am enjoying being here

    Being an hour and a half away from home and friends made the first couple of weeks tough at WKU. I would suggest you requesting a room mate though, as I didn't have any luck with the girl I roomed with my first month. I now have a really fun roommate who shares the same major as me so we get along great! I also suggest getting in with clubs or organizations. I didn't look for a church group/ bible study until my second semester but if I had known about RUF my first semester, I would've got involved that much sooner.

    Am learning a lot

    As a returning sophomore, I feel that my freshman year was a big learning experience at WKU. Both in and out of the classroom I began to see my world differently and have learned a lot with the 29 course hours I have under my belt. This semester I am taking Anatomy and Physiology so I'm confident that the education I am receiving at Western will benefit me in earning my Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much everyone. Come one, come all.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Attend class. While it is easy to just sleep in and not attend class, it's probably not the wisest decision. You miss out on not only a lecture that contained information for your next tests, but also any extra credit opportunities (yes, we still have those in college) and homework assignments. - Find a good group of friends. If you are coming from a far distance and don't know a single person, don't worry. There is a social group that fits anyone and everyone's personal interests. - Study. Trust me, the test here are not like the ones in high school. They're not the tests that you could just take without even so much as looking over your notes. It is very wise to study for your tests.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that the tuition at Western is pretty average compared to other colleges. And again, you do get a quality education.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a local, WKU seemed like settling. When deciding on a college, one of the main goals is to get out of your hometown, right? WKU is a great school with good professors, tons of social activities, and a beautiful scenery. What's not to love about Western Kentucky University?

    Am learning a lot

    As a high schooler, you constantly hear College is hard or Don't expect to be babied/pampered in college like you are in high school. These statements leave you questioning are you really going to make in in college, more importantly, through college? Sure you might have slacked off in high school and you might not have necessarily had to study for that big test, but rest assured, you will make it. Here at Western, we have an impressive faculty and staff that are always there to help you in whatever you need. They are very willing to sit down and take time out of their busy schedule to address any problem or struggle you may have. Their main goal is to do whatever they can to help you succeed; to prepare you for the real world. And on top of that, they are very well prepared in the subject that they are teaching. While Western Kentucky University may not be an ivy league school, you still have many opportunities to get the same education you might have gotten at an ivy league school.

  • 11/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Looking for a smooth transition from high school into college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great place for your undergraduate degree, but if your not a small town person don't come here.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very small town. Would be a lot better with a car.

    Am learning a lot

    I've attended WKU for three months now. Within these three months I've learned more in my math class and western civ course than I learned out my four years in high school.

  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Studious-ish Sociable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Everybody says that. But I swear, I screwed up my whole first semester by not going. I got a .17 GPA and barely passed 1 of my 6 classes. I had to work really hard to get out of academic probation and am now a fourth semester freshman. So seriously go to class.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty good compared to other schools. Room, board and the meal plans are pretty in expensive and everything is set up well and easily accessible.

    Am enjoying being here

    The landscaping is beautiful and everyone is typically very nice but I do hate being so far away from home, but that being the case it allows me to expand my horizons and learn more about myself than I would if I had stayed home and went to a local college.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the professor's here. They all seem to want to connect personally and figure out the easiest way to get their point across to every student.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Spiritual. Out-going. Culturally in-tune. Fun loving. Educationally focused. Determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider your choices carefully. Consider how homesick you may get. Look at the extracurricular activities, do any interest you? Do NOT pick a school simply because your friends choose it. Times will be hard at times, but things will get better. Just keep your head up. ALWAYS believe in yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are willing to work with you so that you are understanding their lectures and assignments. Plenty of opportunities to get necessary help with homework, papers, etc. Campus is gorgeous. Very unified student body.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you're looking for a university full of spirit and compassion this is definitely one to consider. WKU is a melting pot overflowing with acceptance and rare talent. The students here are happy. They know they can be their selves without judgement because they know they are safe here. The campus is beautiful and homey, making it hard to get homesick. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new, life-long friends!

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned a lot about myself and what i am capable, which i find important in pursuing my career. Not to mention the immense amount of knowledge I have already acquired.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school's motto is The Spirit Makes the Master. By coming here you will truly feel that. To achieve any goal you have to be on top of your game. If you're adventurous and love to learn new things or tend to stay on the studious side and be involved WKU is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The one tip I got when I was coming here was: Whatever choices you make in life will reflect you for the rest of your life. With that I took the initiative to not just be another face in the crowd, but to make my presence known. By getting involved and being around your peers, your time here goes by in an instant. Enjoy your time as a college student, but be smart about your choices. It is a timely process being away from home and getting used to a new communtity. But as that time comes towards your last year and you see the impact you had on others, you will feel great about yourself for making a change while in college.

    Bang for the buck

    True enough WKU does not play around when it comes to the different costs, but best believe all the money taken makes a difference in the end to not only you, but to other students looking for future here on the Hill!

    Am enjoying being here

    Being from Louisville it was a tough transition coming here to Bowling Green, but as I got more involved and met new and exciting people I opened up more and expanded my thoughts and values on being here. My experience here has been worthwhile and I wouldn't change it for anything.

    Am learning a lot

    Out of my three years here I have grown to learn so many different things in my classes. My professors have always been a big help in making their class easier. And in the different majors here you will experience that as well. From taking a foreign language in Swahili to learning more about Shakespeare in Theatre History, I am always eager to know what I will learn next as my time here progresses.

  • 12/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Don't cruise through General Ed. classes. The more you know of English, History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and other cultures, the more well-rounded you will be in your chosen field of work. The most important class you can take is English: being able to express yourself and write with confidence and good grammar.

    Tips for prospective students

    At home research of the topics in lectures are a big plus, and daily study is a must. Never wait for last few days to study for any test, particularly a Final Exam.

    Bang for the buck

    My classes are free - I pay for books only. I'm past 65 years old.

    Am enjoying being here

    I take these classes for their enjoyment, self-discipline in study, and the knowledge I may gain.

    Am learning a lot

    Each class was very interesting. Good grades are within easy reach if a student wants to apply himself or herself - at home research of the topics in lectures are a big plus, and daily study is a must. Never wait for last few days to study for any test, particularly a Final Exam.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WKU has campus police that secure the campus 24/7. Whether the police are riding around or even walking, they make sure that we live in a safe environment. There are also emergency police stands located all around campus. All u have to do is push the button that's located on the stand & someone will assist you immediately.

    Greek Life

    WKU has a very strong Greek Life on campus. Containing a variety of Fraternities & Sororities, WKU has created many different options if one is interested in pledging. Our Greeks are very active on campus. With activities ranging from Cook-Outs, Step Shows, Fashion Shows & who can forget the Greek Parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU also offers a variety of different clubs and sports for us students. The Chess Club, The Football Team, The Dance Team, The Asian Cultures Club, Fraternities & Sororities, etc. You also have the opportunity to create your own club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that i absolutely love about WKU is how this school & its students, love our mascot. The Hill Topper this big friendly mascot is always loving & social to the max. We all love our hill topper. WKU also contains Frat parties, Step shows & Probates. & many other traditions on campus. One location on campus that everyone goes to hang out is known as PFT. This is a Co-ed Dorm with 24hr visitation. Almost every night, you can find students hanging out in front of PFT. This dorm is open to anyone who wants to live there.

    Bang for the buck

    WKU's Tuition and Fees are very normal for a university. Ranging from 12 - 14k this is pretty cheap for such a beautiful school. They definitely do not play with ones money either. The dorms are also pretty cheap ranging from 1,890 - 2,117

    What to do for fun

    The City that WKU is located in is known for being a College Town. Every single weekend there are so many parties to unwind at. Whether you listen to Country Music, Rock & Roll, Hard Metal, Rap or Alternative, The city of Bowling Green has a club specifically dedicated to these Music Genres. This school is definitely known for being a Party School. Bowling Green also offers several malls, movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I absolutely love the food here. We have numerous amounts of restaurants just minutes away from the dorms. Such as, Papa Johns, Subway, Pop Eyes Chicken, Chick-Fil- A, Red Zone, etc. WKU also offers Meal Plans & Meal Plan Dollars. For example, I have 12 meal plans that renew themselves weekly & 250 Meal Plan Dollars that I receive at the beginning of every semester. You have the opportunity to choose your own Meal Plan options for food. WKU also offers to convenient store right on campus. These stores contain different frozen and dry foods that one may need to fill up their refrigerator. You can purchase things items with your Meal Plan Dollars. The city that WKU is located in is known as Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green is best know for containing 386 restaurants within the city. Applebees, Buffalo Wild Wings, Logan's, Cracker Barrel, etc. You name it, Bowling Green has it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so fun & unique. At least once a week, the dorms share different activities with us students in the lobby. The people are always so friendly and social in the dorm that I am in. Also, the dorms are conveniently located right beside DUCK which all the food is located, The Health Services Clinic, Preston, which is out prestigious Gym, if you ever wanna burn a few calories, & Mass Media which is our computer & other activities lab.

    Academic Rigor

    Though you may face an intense course, the faulty members at this school will make sure that you understand the topic and that you accomplish the course with a satisfying score.

    Tips for prospective students

    Yes, this is College but your books come first. Never forget why you went to College. Study to your very best abilities and always remind yourself that though you will endure plenty of stress in school, remember that every difficult obstacle can be conquered.

    In three sentences

    I love WKU. Western Kentucky University is a magnificent school with faculty members dedicated to making sure that us students succeed. This School is definitely preparing me to excel & achieve all of my dreams.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrol WKU's campus at all hours. WKU is well lit and has several emergency call boxes located throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU has a lower number of student activities compared to larger schools like Ohio State or University of Kentucky. However, the clubs at WKU are diverse and always have fun activities going on.

    Great for these types of students

    High energy students and students with lots of school spirit. The Honors College is perfect for any student looking for a small college experience at a state school price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hill itself is pretty unusual itself. It is a brutal task to climb, especially in Bowling Green's merciless heat, but it is endearing and rewarding.

    Bang for the buck

    WKU offers several good academic scholarships for students who excel in high school. Even without scholarships, WKU offers several resources and helpful payment plans.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling Green and WKU are brimming with fun if you know where to look. Great American Doughnut Shop, located near campus, is always good for a late night snack. Small cafes and restaurants are all around Fountain Square in the downtown area and never disappoint. WKU always has music, games, and fun activities at Centennial Mall to keep everyone entertained.

    Food and Dining

    WKU's dining services are being changed because of new renovations on campus. Topper Cafe, the temporary home of the Fresh Food Company, is hit and miss. Panda Express, DUC, and Da Vinci's rarely disappoint.

    Dorm Life

    Residence halls at WKU are all newly renovated. Each residence hall has a study space and laundry facilities that are spacious and clean. WKU's residence halls are better than most private colleges and other state colleges. This school excels at residence life.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College at WKU offers an extremely rigorous curriculum if you're looking for a challenging experience. Regular classes at WKU are often work intensive, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and apply to the Honors College if you can. Talk to your admissions counselors and take a tour of the campus. The hill is brutal when you first come but you will learn to love it.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is an excellent university that offers the amenities of a large university with the feel of a small, regional college; especially if you are a student in the Honors College. WKU has a high level of energy and loads of school spirit. This school has the best mascot and a President who really wants his school to grow.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students can benefit from what WKU has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Log onto profeval.com to check out your professors; it really helps when deciding what classes to take. Also try and make a schedule before going to register for classes; it makes the whole process a lot simpler. Branch out and try to meet new people especially get to know the people in your residence hall.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is little pricy but there are several scholarships available to help with the cost.

    Will enjoy being here

    Western is located in Bowling Green, KY. Although Bowling Green doesn't have much, it has more than most surrounding cities. With a mall, mini golf, two movie theaters, bowling, amazing local restaurants, etc... you will never be bored. If you ever get bored WKU is just a short hour drive from Nashville, TN. I love the feeling on campus and there is never a dull moment.

    Will learn a lot

    I have several friends that attend Western and love going there. Although I haven't attended any classes yet, all the professors I have met seem very nice and willing to help. While some classes may be challenging, the knowledge gained will be worth it in the end.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy College Do all your work Study when you can Get a schedule that is compatible with you Expect to get a work out every morning walking the hill to class

    Bang for the buck

    It's a pricy school but with the TIP program its a little more affordable. I am 4 hours away and I want to be sure I get my money worth and so far I am. Don't forget you are paying for school so do you best in all classes or you're wasting money

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being on campus. Living in the dorms make you be more involved on campus and meet new people. I think the people on campus makes the school enjoyable. The campus is also not as big as UK or UofL so a lot of people know each other which makes you feel safe and more like a family.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a 2nd year attendee at Wku and so far I have learned a lot. Most of my professors have challenged me and others have gotten on my nerves. When you choose a college, you should be ready to expand your mind and look into different aspects of the world. I would recommend any student to take at least one class from a African American Professor because not only do they care more about you but they push you to a limit. Also there are few African American teachers there so I consider it a privilege to have them as a teacher.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    International, local, studious, smart, and driven.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have a choice of Having fun, Studying and getting good grades, or Sleeping. And you can only pick two! I suggest the Studying! I know that it's going to be harder than college, but I look forward to the challenge.

    Bang for the buck

    I know that it costs a lot, but it's less than Harvard or somewhere else. I know that I will get a quality education that will get me far in the world from WKU.

    Will enjoy being here

    I know that I will enjoy being close to home, and I love the campus already because I have been on multiple field trips, as well as having spent a week there during FEA camp. I love the campus. It's so beautiful.

    Will learn a lot

    I really look forward to attending! I hope to live on campus, but I need to have lots of financial aid to do that.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have pretty good campus safety. There are always campus police patrolling and if you call the university police they will escort you anywhere, even to your car.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of sororities and fraternities on campus, including service and social ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at wku. We also have an amazing campus radio station, Revolution 91.7 that is fully staffed and ran by students.

    Great for these types of students

    All types, we really support diversity and all kinds of cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a kissing bridge and two fountains located on campus. There are also many art installations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that it costs way too much to go to school at any university.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few hookah lounges and a 24 hour bowling alley. Most of the fun comes from hanging out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    I wish that we had healthier options, especially those for vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    We have a lot of community activities that revolve around the dorms such and dances and potlucks. I wish the other students would respect the dorm facilities more.

    Academic Rigor

    The 100 level classes are really easy, but as soon as you start getting into your major they become very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus. If you are an incoming freshman make sure to come to masterplan where you will get to know your fellow students. Remember to study hard!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University has the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. We have plenty of clubs and facilities for everyone on campus to find thier niche. There is no other school I would rather attend in Kentucky.

  • 09/19/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to succeed in life with attainable goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay at home and live with your parents. Commute to school. Do not have the pressures of financial burden till you graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    20 years ago a good investment.

    Did enjoy being here

    I was not the typical student. I commuted from Leitchfield, Kentucky 4 days a week for 2 years. I was married with a 9 year old daughter. I had a purpose for college and focused on that purpose.

    Did learn a lot

    I graduated in 1990 with an associate degree of science, nursing. The time I have had to reflect on my education at western was it is one of the best colleges in Kentucky. I was very fortunate to have been a student at Western.

  • 10/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Art, Music, Business, Medical, Financial

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a good sense of what you want to do.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a 3 out of 5 mainly because WKU is quite expensive for what you get in terms of housing, and education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life is nice, it's just that I wish I didn't have to live in a dorm my sophomore year.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning well in all of my classes, some can be really tough. But hey it's college.

  • 02/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that like to get involved, want to succeed in their academic career, and are willing to work hard will have no trouble in choosing WKU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, and prioritize your time. I have noticed a significant drop in the population of my fellow freshman in my second semester. Those who chose not to go to class and did not manage their time wisely are no longer here.

    Bang for the buck

    Western has more free events than any other school I know about. The tuition is about average for a major university.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've spent time at EKU, and UK; I prefer WKU by far. It has a beautiful campus, and everything is compact/convenient. There is always something going on organized by the school or the active students that attend it.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers I've had really know what they're talking about. This is the most valuable quality with any teacher. They are skilled educators that will help you to reach your potential to the best of their abilities. However you have to go to class to expect to learn and do well.

  • 05/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Western is great for students who like a diverse environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming to Western, think no more! Western is the school for you if you come with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and the drive it takes to achieve success in whatever you want to do.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely know that I am getting my money's worth attending Western. The staff does a wonderful job making sure staying at western is enjoyable and the environment is positive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus! It's a sight for sore eyes. There are staff members working every day to keep this campus beautiful. There are so many people and so much diversity, which is great! I feel like the campus is a safe and enjoyable place to be and also to live.

    Am learning a lot

    My major is Music Education with Vocal concentration. I feel that I really have learned many things in my first year at Western. The music program here is very well put together. The teachers are more than qualified.

  • 09/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have financial aid done in time

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 166

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think WKU is great for business students and students who want to become teachers. WKU has one of the best teaching programs in the country. It's also a great school for nursing. I have several friends in nursing and they say it's extremely competitive, but it's one of the best programs around. Personally, I am a business major and I have loved all of my business related classes so far. I have learned quite a bit and if you are thinking about majoring in anything business related I strongly recommend WKU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too crazy! I have seen so many students, some of my friends included, that get a little taste of freedom by being out on their own and they just go nuts. They party too much and seem to completely forget why they are paying thousands of dollars to go to school. Yes it's important to have fun, but you have to keep your priorities straight. Get your homework out of the way, study a little bit, and then go have fun with your friends. You will be glad you did at the end of the semester when you have that high GPA!

    Bang for the buck

    College is really expensive no matter where you go. WKU just raised their tuition but I believe its worth every penny. Not just for the education but also the life lessons and personal experiences you will have. As far as education goes, I can't imagine another school being much better than Western. I am learning so much in my classes and I truly believe WKU is just as good as high profile schools like Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

    Am enjoying being here

    I looked at several different colleges in high school. Once I decided on WKU, I was nervous that maybe I had made the wrong decision. It only took a week on campus for me to realize that I had made the best choice and I instantly fell in love with it. I made a lot of friends very quickly and have had some of the best times of my life, and hopefully there are many more memories to be made. I LOVE WKU!

    Am learning a lot

    Western Kentucky has taught me a lot so far. Not just in my classes, but also who I am as a person. There is just something special about this school. The professors are great and seem to really care about their students success in and out of the classroom. I have made friends with multiple professors and still keep in contact with them even though I'm not longer in their class. The most interesting thing to me is that I'm taking a lot of classes that are completely different from each other, but they all seem to be connected somehow. They are like pieces of a puzzle, and once you put them all together, you really start to see the big picture.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    YES, BECAUSET IT IS AT MY HOME.

    Great for these types of students

    GETTING TO KNOW OTHERS IN YOUR PEERS.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SCHOOL LIBRARY THE RESOURCE THEY HAVE ON CAMPUS

    What to do for fun

    GO TO THE MALL GO TO A MINI VACATION

    Food and Dining

    EAT AT HOME WHERE THE PRICE IS CHEAP

    Dorm Life

    i STAY AT HOME THE CLASS IS ONLINE

    Academic Rigor

    ITS A GREAT SCHOOL

    Tips for prospective students

    KEEP IN YOUR BOOKS STUDY HARD

    In three sentences

    i AM A STUDTENT AT WESTERN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WERE i PLAN TO GRADUATE NOT AT KENTUCKY UNIVRSITY

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 166

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety hasn't been an issue for me because I never had anything happen. WKU police are always waking around and protrolling.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of any greek organizations, however, they throw great parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    I havent joined any clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    That love a great fun filled environment, where academics is place first.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Felt's log cabin is an interesting place I plan to visit soon.

    Bang for the buck

    With tuition increasing year by year I fell that you can only get so much bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends, preston center, tons of clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining part is okay. It could have improvements possibly more locations and different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    Not to hot on the dorm life. Too many loud people and parties. Moving out in the spring.

    Academic Rigor

    Great challenging academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class is a must! They now have class attendance policies.

    In three sentences

    Western is a great place. Its filled with diversity and great professors. Beautiful landscaping also.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Still a senior

    Tips for prospective students

    Still a senior

    Bang for the buck

    The campus, town, and education? Absolutely

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely beautiful, with plenty of amenities, clubs, and sports to do

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers who I talked to on campus seemed very passionate about their students and their education

  • 11/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited WKU several times, recently applied for my apartment and extremely excited about attending this University! It is a gorgeous campus with many opportunities for students to get involved with others and ultimately grow as a person and become a successful part in the work force as well as the lights to the bright future of our country and world.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a great college! The professors and the students are very friendly. This school is welcoming.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations and on patrol officers everywhere on campus. The officers will even drive you where you need to go at night if you call them and are kind of freaked out.

    Greek Life

    Western is HUGE on Greek life. There are tons of sororities and fraternities that always have big events.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in any clubs but I know Western is full of outside activities and clubs that look enjoyable and fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Western is great for students who love to make friends and won;t get overwhelmed by how big the campus is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The whole planking ordeal started on Western's campus when a boy got suspended for planking on a statue.

    Bang for the buck

    Western seems a little pricey, but if you don't live near the campus the services they provide are worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    I usually just hang out on campus or go to one of my friends dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Western has a cafeteria with foods like Subway, Chick fil A, and the Red Zone. They also have a huge buffet cafeteria with many choices in variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly clean and are leanient on guest but do have a policy expected to be followed.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly small and you have much variety in teachers and scheduling.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will meet many new friends at Western but it may be a little overwhelming because of how big the campus is.

    In three sentences

    Western has a great learning atmosphere. They have small classes and great staff. They also provide every service you could imagine.

  • 01/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had any problems on campus with crime. I feel very safe walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for any sort of student to join and they cover a broad expanse of interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many people believe our mascot is a big red blob, but he is actually the top of the hill since WKU is home of the Hilltoppers.

    What to do for fun

    The student center in the middle of campus has pool, arcade games, and bowling. The exercise facilities are amazing and there are always many fun clubs and organizations to join!

    Food and Dining

    In the times that I've eaten on campus, I've never had a bad meal!

    Dorm Life

    I can't really say much about this since I am a commuter, but I have friends who speak very highly of dorm life especially if you request a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    For those of you who really want to be pushed, join the Honors College program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Commuter parking can be a pain, so heads up if that applies to you. Don't be afraid to participate, many professors love participation and it makes class much better.

    In three sentences

    The chemistry department is full of very caring and helpful faculty who truly wish to see you succeed. The campus is beautiful and if you don't mind a walk up a hill, not bad to navigate. WKU is just all around wonderful!

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    there are many places on campus to eat!

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    i am doing very well this semester. you must apply yourself and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    i am enjoying going to school here. i wish sometimes they had more time slot available on their courses.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    kissing bridge, duc, the red towel, big red.

    In three sentences

    western kentucky university has a beautiful campus, and great staff. i have made lifelong friends. great place for an education.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the safety is great since there is a emergency pole you can hit almost anywhere on campus if someone is trying to hurt you and they also have campus police everywhere on campus.

    What to do for fun

    going to the preston center to work out or play basketball is something that takes up a lot of time and is fun when you are with friends.

    Dorm Life

    you meet a lot of friends from the people in your dorm. so, if you are shy just open up a little bit.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring a fan it sometimes gets hot in your dorm

    In three sentences

    it is a clean campus. there is always something to do. going to football and basketball games are a great experience.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are always Campus Police running around which makes me feel safe. They also have an after dark escort program where a Campus Police will actually come to where you are to escort you back to your car or dorm if you don't feel safe going alone!

    What to do for fun

    I usually study instead of doing anything for fun. I have found it more rewarding to dedicate my free time to studying instead of worrying about having fun. It will pay off in the end!

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is great at Western. They have tons of different restaurants to choose from. Anything from fast food like Papa Johns to home style cooking is available there.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live off campus but have looked into moving into a dorm. The students that live on campus seem to really enjoy it. They also have good clean facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    WKU really challenges you and pushes you to succeed. Nobody could simply slide by without putting forth the effort. It is demanding but I know after studying hours every night that I am getting the education I actually pay for.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great education near Bowling Green, Kentucky. The teachers are great and the facility is awesome. They make you feel right at home there.

    In three sentences

    WKU is an awesome school! I came from a small community college and really had no idea what to expect. It beat any of my expectations and I feel as though I am getting the education I need in order to make my dreams come true!

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    WKU is considered a party school. people kick it at DUC all the time. their are always football nad or basketball games. there is a party somewhere thursday through saturday.

    Food and Dining

    The food DOES NOT look like normal college foods. It's actually really good. there are many choices along with restruants.

    Dorm Life

    it's what you make it. you can love or hate it. dorms may not be for you and you can choose if you want to stay or go during a semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a very good school where everybody knows everybody. it's easy to make new friends.

    In three sentences

    So I was raised around this school since I could blink. WKU isn't just a school, the teachers can sometimes be mean, but they will help you and work with you when you need it. they are ranked #1 in journalism and many international people come and it's like they lived here forever because WKU isn't just a college community, it's a family.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a college that has everything at your fingertips, then WKU is for you!

    What to do for fun

    Get engaged within campus life! You will be rewarded with wonderful opportunities and you will gain friendships that will last a lifetime!

    Food and Dining

    Their food and dining is awesome and there is something here for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, I do not have the dorm life experience.

    Academic Rigor

    WKU does expect a lot from you. They won't take any less than what they know you can give. The instructors do not accept laziness as an option and you are told that up front! You will learn how to write and speak professionally when you graduate!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get familiar with their website. There is lots of valuable information at your fingertips and do not be afraid to pick up the phone and ask somebody a question. They have always been so helpful!

    In three sentences

    WKU has given me a wonderful experience thus far since I transferred to them. My advisor has been tremendously helpful and all staff seem to be well informed no matter what question you have. They seem eager to help me which makes my college career so much easier!

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I LOVE WALKING TO MY DORM AND PASSING 2 POLICE ON THEIR NIGHTLY PATROL!!!!

    Greek Life

    not a fan

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer an array of many things for students to. Student government, to CRU and BCM... lots of fun things to get involved in here at WKU

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, Geeks, preps,... heck all type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FUNKY STATUES and Ginko trees make the place smell in the spring!! Watch out. And white squirels, adorable!

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldnt have picked another school because western has it all. But, opera.... wish we could do more opera. I am looking into the spanish program here because i am in need of language credits and ive heard a lot of people talk about being a spanish major or minor so i believe that it is a good program. Cant wait!

    What to do for fun

    Study.......... No fun in college

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, not the best but i love hanging out with friends and eating at DUC. Need more options though, not enough places to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    It is so much fun living in a dorm. But by time your second year is done you are wanting to be done. So i am looking for apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    It is great, especially on the education side. But once again i would do better in class if it was with an english speaking professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your major wisely and dont party or drink all the time, because it is bad for your mental health.

    In three sentences

    The school is nice, but i do wish that they would hire more native english speaking professors. I enjoy the campus because it is extremely beautiful. I do not enjoy being a music major because i have no time to take classes that i want to take without taking another semester of college.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Theres not a lot to do around here. I work at a pool hall so I enjoy pool. Bowling is the next best thing.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice variety on campus and off. You have options of how you want to pay for things with your meal plan and it is very flexible.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know about dorm life because I have never lived on campus here. I was a transfer junior and got to live off campus right away.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging but not too hard. They are in the right categories and levels so you won't be surprised after choosing something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're getting into before you declare a major. Go undeclared at first and then work your way into something. The advisors are good and eager to help.

    In three sentences

    Easy access to everything in town. Professors are easy to get along with and very helpful. Large school, but homey.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved with campus organizations

    In three sentences

    WKU has a Beautiful Campus. There is a great variety of course choices. Students are very friendly and close-knit.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do believe Western is a safe campus. There are always university PD patrolling and they even ride bicycles through campus. We have an escort service that you can call if you feel unsafe walking to your dorm at night.

    Greek Life

    Western is very fond of Greek life here on campus. We have numerous Fraternity and Sorority organizations. Joining a sorority was one of the best decisions I made freshman year. I made lasting friendships and memories that I otherwise would not have had.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything you could be interested in. From inter-mural sports to theater, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Western is great for any student who is looking to further their education. We have one of the top journalism programs in the country as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Western is definitely an affordable college.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling Green is a good size city and there is always plenty to do. There are also several organizations you can join on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I could not ask for better dining services than what you will find on Western's campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms have been renovated in the last 5 or so years. They are located conveniently across campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Western has very good academics. College is not suppose to be easy and the classes are challenging. Nothing is impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to get in your exercise. Western's mascot isn't the Hilltopper for no reason.

    In three sentences

    WKU is an awesome university to attend. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. I feel at home when I am at school.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Preston center is a fun place to exercise and play basketball.

    Food and Dining

    There are limited places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at western are small but you get a chance to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Western takes plagiarizing very seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be prepared to walk the Hill.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky is very fun to attend. The classes are the right sizes to give you a chance to learn. The teachers are very experienced.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are officers around campus. We also have the choice to call a security if we do not feel safe waling around at night.

    Greek Life

    There are many opportunities to join the Greek life. They old may events so you can get to know them. We as students can also take part in the activities they have.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone. IF you want to start a club you can. The only thing you need is a sponsor.

    Great for these types of students

    Library- For students that like to read and so research Organization- People who like to get involved and be apart of a group. Sorority life- If you like to do community service and party. Sports- If you like attention and people looking at you. Home- If you don't like to give school your all and do your school work but still have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is fun. There is always people willing to entertain their schoolmates. There are people that walk around campus dressed as crazy things. One times I saw Barney and the red power ranger. I also saw a Giant gorilla. That was creepy.

    Bang for the buck

    You should attend at least: One house party and a party at a club. Got to one game of each sporting event, live on campus, go to the library, attend a cookout that's on campus, give away a meal swipe, ask for a meal swipe, and pull an all nighter because of studying. Last but not least.. DO M A S T E R PLAN!! and get involved. !! (There is more..!!) You have to come and see or yourself :)

    What to do for fun

    There are many events that take place on campus. From the day the students arrive to the week we leave. There many opportunities to join clubs and groups you see yourself being a part of.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. This fall 2012 we are supposed to get a panda express and Starbucks! We also have a subway and down the road there is McDonald's, Taco-bell, sonic and things in that area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms a great place. If we are not out doing work this is the place we do it the most. They have study rooms in most dorm rooms. The largest dorm on campus is Pearce Ford Tower. It has 27 floors and on the 27Th there is a game room and it consists of 2 places to watch Tv, 2 pool tables, 2 ping-pong tables and fuse ball. Also they have a study room on the other side of the game room.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are willing to help us with work. Thus there are a handful of teachers that just don't care, all they do is lecture and give test. That's probably in other colleges as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending the University bring your hiking shoes. They don't call us the Hilltoppers for nothing.

    In three sentences

    I give Western Kentucky University a 8.5 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. This is a great school with a beautiful campus. Most of the teachers are great and are willing to help a student out.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hilligans is always a great hangout spot.

    Food and Dining

    Chik-Fil-A, Subway and other restaurants always have fresh food, and awesome staff.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very clean and maintained well.

    Academic Rigor

    The honors courses push you to think outside the box and are great for students who plan to study abroad. Not to mention, the professors care about your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus! The calm and beautiful atmosphere can definitely sway your decision and make you feel right at home.

    In three sentences

    WKU has a beautiful campus and is greatly diverse. All staff is helpful and easy to get in touch with. Overall, I would give this university an 8 out 10.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety at my college has been strictly enhanced ever since the end of last semeser where 3 robberies (mugs) happened dead in he middle of campus. You would think people would not be that bold, but the Bowling Green Police Department can get bolder. On every corner you see their car parked with them in it and dozens of cops on foot and bicycles patrolling through campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here gets a little crazy, but at the same time is taken very serious. Greeks here focus on academic standing and leadership skills. If you practice these two things and get a hang of it in the college life, you should be just fine. My mother is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. which has boosted my interest in Greek life as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs & activities I don't know too much about because I haven't really focused in on those yet this past semester, but next year that will be one of my priority for community service and volunteer work too!

    Great for these types of students

    Western Kentucky is great for those types of students who know where they are heading in life and are not in college to experience it, but in college to get the best of it for his/her future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't say unusual, but more of sparking an interest toward me when I came in and everyone that had already been there began waving there Red Towels in the air in circles. A coach Western Kentucky University had a while ago, did this action fiercely in counteraction with officials calls towards his players. From then on, it became and addition to do at any school event appropriate.

    Bang for the buck

    Being here at Western Kentucky University has really changed my outlook on life and being a man. At first before summer came during my senior year, everything was a dream, but now I am living it and making my future what it is right there on Western's campus.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go to The Preston Center for fun. Pick-up games of basketball are here, as well as dancing and weight-lifting.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining can be expensive if you do not apply for meal plans. However, the campus needs to prolong the average meal swipes allowed for a day, which is 4.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty content. Dorm life is also what you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    Good Standing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all you can get done now, and knock out all the hard things early!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky Is all about giving you the chances you need to succeed. If being all about your business is what you are exceedingly about, then WKU is the place for you. Good, safe environment is also a good terse add-on as well.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is as powerful as they can make it. If you're having to walk somewhere from the times of dusk until dawn there are many different campus police you can call and they will come to you and escort you anywhere to improve your safety.

    Greek Life

    I have absolutely no idea what the Greek life is like, but I hope to find out some day.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not joined any clubs or sororities yet but I have been given the advice many times to join as many as possible but only to the point where I still have time to focus on classes. One club I hope to be a part of is the Choral part.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're like me, Western is the perfect choice. I was scared to death to start college because I'm not great with meeting new people and I'm very shy. But since there are so many different things to be a part of to get to know the college and students before you actually attend makes it a lot easier. There is an activity called the M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan and it allows students to be on campus 1 week before the semester starts and if you're living in a dorm you can go ahead and move in. Each day has different things going on to be a part of and you can take a tour on where exactly your classes will be as if you have already started the semester.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All over campus there are statues of different things. Some of important people that are a huge part of the University but there are also some random statues of some crazy looking things. I'm sure they have some sort of meaning but just by seeing them for the first time it's just a decoration that's fun to look at.

    Bang for the buck

    You can do work study. Which means you take a job on campus and you still get a paycheck just like any other job but it also lowers your tuition because you are working on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Western Kentucky University always have many different activities to be a part of for fun. Their activities usually benefit different organizations too. Last month they held an activity called Walk a mile in their shoes, where men would wear red high heels and walk one mile to help fight against sexual abuse. There are hundreds of things to be a part of and of course the Sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. There are so many options on where to eat, there's restaurants and there is also a place called Fresh Foods. I personally always choose Fresh Foods when I'm on campus because it only costs $8 and it's a buffet with hundreds of different options of food. There is a buffet for almost every ethnicity in there and for a fee of $8 you get to eat all you want.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in a dorm, I chose to live at home to save money. However I know some people who chose to live in a dorm and they seem to love it. It's a great experience and a fast and easy way to meet new people and get involved in the college life. I still recommend it if you don't live close enough to commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though I haven't actually been on campus attending a class, I have taken Dual Credit courses in high school that has the same curriculum as Western's. They definitely weren't as easy as a regular high school class but it wasn't anything that someone couldn't handle as long as you stay focused and studied hard for every test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try to visit campus as much as possible because, even though everyone is very friendly and would gladly help you get to your destination, the campus is still large and it's easy to get lost. Even in the buildings where your classes will be, there are many ways to get turned around and end up somewhere else. Also be cautious when choosing your classes because you don't want to have one class at one end of the campus and only have 15 minutes to get to your next class on the opposite side of Western.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a great college to attend as a first year college student. The professors and students there are all very friendly and helpful. The campus has many different activities and fun things to be a part of.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I usually went to the gym to play basketball for fun. There were also other things such as hanging with clubs and going to sports games.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was very good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus so I don't know what it was like.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically there were many tutors to help out. The professors were great and I was able to pass woth good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students would be: if you have a dream, college is the only way out. Do good and study hard!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University was a great school that I attended. There were a variety of things that would be held on campus. Although I didn't live on campus, my experience was still great!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great

    Greek Life

    not a fan of this group

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities for all groups and walks of life of people.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Future business leaders of america, and most of all teachers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DUC and the whole entire campus

    Bang for the buck

    its cheaper than most Universities and its worth coming here.

    What to do for fun

    anything the mind wants.

    Food and Dining

    great with a blast of flavor in every bite.

    Dorm Life

    Great place to network and meet new and upcoming people.

    Academic Rigor

    The best so far

    Tips for prospective students

    study, keep an agenda, and become close to your teachers and get envolved inside the classroom.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Western Kentucky University is a great and upcoming college filled with a great academic program like no other. The staff is there to help and support you and make sure you succeed and get you in to the work community. I rate Western Kentucky University 10 out 10 and love everything about it.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, Campus Safety seems to be secure. There are many many campus police officers that wander the campus and keep it protected. While there will always be a little bit of violence on campus (fights and what not), WKU has a very minute amount of violence.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU is great for students who enjoy small class sizes. While WKU is a University, classes range from probably 15 to 30 people per class. This always for greater teacher/student relationships to build that you don't always get at massive Universities. WKU is also great for students who desire to live in a rural yet city area. Bowling Green is not a massive city, but it is definitely not small town USA. If you desire a place with many great restaurants, shopping experiences and recreation, but want to stay away from large cities, WKU is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Comparing the tuition of WKU to other Universities, I feel like there prices are average. The campus is extremely nice and it's facilities are of high quality. Not only is campus nice, but the teachers are very professional and skilled in their subjects.

    What to do for fun

    There is a recreational hall on WKU's campus as well as a fully furnished workout gym. Not only is there a workout gym, but a sports gym complete with multiple full size basketball courts, a walking track, racket ball, volley ball and much more. The facilities are of high quality.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on WKU's campus is incredible. From coffee to pizza to sandwich shops, WKU's got them all.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. However, from what my fellow peers have told me, they enjoy the dorm life pretty well!

    Academic Rigor

    Western Kentucky University's courses require work. However, if you manage your time well and study, this will not seem so bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure you have a plan. If you go into college without a selected major or a course plan, you will waste time and money. Always have a plan.

    In three sentences

    I would give Western Kentucky University 5 out of 5 stars! The campus is incredibly nice and clean, and the college staff is completely helpful. The teachers are very well trained and professional in what they do and are willing to work with you on a personal level.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend most of the majors at this institution except for the social science majors.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a well rounded university in most respects. I would moderately recommend this school. There are better schools in the region though I would say this is one of the top in the state.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They make sure that their students are safe. They give out the campus police number to all the students at the beginning of the semester to make sure they understand that they are there to help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities at WKU. If you look for them, then you can find them.

    Bang for the buck

    WKU is cheaper than most colleges, and they make you pay only want you need to. The price is great for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    WKU tries to have activities every week for the students. Not all of them are free, but for the most part they are. There is a lot of fun around WKU's campus, you just have to look for it.

    Food and Dining

    If you love fast food, then this is the place for you. There are some places that you'll get almost homemade fun, and the cafeteria is good about that. All the restaurants are greasy though, except for Bene Pasta and Subway. There is a lot of variety of food on campus though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are big enough to stuff a lot of your items in it. Some floor mates though will randomly run down the halls screaming after having to much fun, and you will hear the train every night.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of great professors on campus that want you to succeed. Some, though, don't understand that you have other classes, while other professors give you almost no extra work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk up the hill everyday, because you can not always catch the bus. On the positive note, by walking up the hill all the time, you will have great legs by the end of your first semester.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is known as the party school, and it can be if you want it to be. WKU is also great for their academic achievements. Unfortunately, WKU is not the greatest athletic school.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    WKU is a great place to be for any college student. There's a variety of majors that appeal to many students and they are actually good programs. Also, since it is a state school, tuition is low, which makes this the perfect place.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Western is so diverse. There's a little bit of everything, so you can always find something you want. There's two Subways, a buffet style cafeteria, a Mexican place, pizzeria, home-style food, pasta place, sports grill, cafes, and a bagel shop all on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are another great part about Western. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. That helps you build close friendships and really form a family at your home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at WKU really enjoy what they teach. I've never had a professor who didn't have a real passion for what they taught. Not to mention, most professors take a real interest in their students and are more than willing to give extra assistance if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before making the final decision on what college you want to attend, make sure to visit this campus. A lot of care has been put into it, and it's a beautiful place to live. Campus is its own little hub, just on the outside of Bowling Green (a great city to be in).

    In three sentences

    I've completed one year at WKU and I absolutely love it. When I was looking at the school, I never heard negative feedback about it. Everyone I knew that went there loved it and it met all my high expectations.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous social gatherings you can take part in for fun. Tailgates are also fun for the home football games! and the Preston Center is a giant gym where you can have fun playing basketball and exercising.

    Food and Dining

    You have a very large variety of food. RedZone is a sports bar where u can come in sit down order Pizza, chicken, Nachos, Chili Dog, and much more and enjoy the big game on the TVs. Also they are adding a Panda Express so they are still adding more food!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is great for those who like to socialize! They are constantly cleaned and looking as good as possible. and most Ra's are pretty cool and willing to help you with anything you need.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are not easy however they aren't too hard either. The quality of teachers do vary and you may have a really good teacher or a really bad one. homework is generally fairly manageable as long as you don't procrastinate!

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming here you are going to meet alot of cool and interesting people. Make sure you are capable of balancing school and social life for a better time at western. and last but not least have fun!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is better than what you may expect i give it a 10 out of 10! It has an excellent campus with great food and food is very important. Also it has a wonderful and i mean wonderful Chinese program which you would be lucky to take part in.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been an increase in incidents on campus and since then they have increased the security. It is pretty safe. As with anywhere walk with a buddy. They have a number you can call and someone will walk you back from your car or whereever. Use it and pepper spray!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big at WKU. I am not part of it and still have a good time though. They kind of all stick together.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of. Just walking you will see beautiful places to sit and people watch.

    Bang for the buck

    School is just expensive! I suppose it's pretty good though in comparison to some other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on around campus. Just look around you'll see posters advertising things. You just have to find what you enjoy and who you enjoy being with. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    I've always liked the food on campus. There is a pretty wide variety. They have healthy things and bad thing. The healthy ones are usually a little more (figures). Now that I don't have meal plans anymore I want to eat on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't the best. It is a good experience and there is a dorm for everyone (smart kids, upper classmen, international studnets, co-ed and non co-ed). The ones I stayed in were kind of dirty though. They didn't clean the bathrooms on the weekends. Ew. They do fun stuff though in each dorm and they are safe. Although, who wants to be told who they can have over and when while you're supposed to be living independently.

    Academic Rigor

    How hard the classes are just depends on your individual teachers and the classes you take. I've had very easy and very hard classes. Rate my professor really comes in handy. I have not had a class that was impossibly hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour of the campus if you are considering going there. It is a beautiful campus with lots to do. The environment is laid back and nonjudgmental. It is a warm environment and not too big but big enough.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a good school. It is laid back. It has a diverse population.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional

    Bang for the buck

    This tutition is a lot cheaper then other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do with greek life and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat on campus and the food is wonderful. Plus there are dining alls near almost every building.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay at the dorms, but my friends seemed to like them.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot at this school, but the courseload is not as difficult as some other private schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions, most of the professors would rather to ask a lot of questions then not understand the material.

    In three sentences

    This school is good for non-traditional students. The university is large with a lot of oppurtunities and very non-bias. The professors are very knowledge and eager to help students.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    people who like to explore life

    What to do for fun

    play basketball, run around campus, campus parties, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and join WKU it will help open your eyes on the world.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus life at WKU. I am excited for the fall semester. It seems like a pretty nice place to attend

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are bad things that happen on campus but not often enough to be a big deal. Maybe once a semester.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty lame. Most of the people are the snootiest of rich, spoiled kids who either couldn't get into a larger university or had close friends that weren't good enough to get into a larger university or their family had some kind of tradition of going to WKU. Though the majority of people who go to WKU are really big UK fans.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities. I never wanted to associate myself with the rest of the campus that much as to join a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is either to stupid to get into a larger university, or cannot/does not want to pay the ridiculously high prices of a larger university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not really sure there are any unusual traditions. Nor do I think there are any locations that are particularly abnormal, especially where people may convene in any large proportion.

    Bang for the buck

    The people who make the decisions of what to do with the money of that school have their priorities in all the wrong places. However they are probably working from long ago past complaints and are just now getting things to where students wanted them 15 years ago. It's still a nice looking campus, considering there is some kind of construction going on somewhere all the time.

    What to do for fun

    Get drunk. There are activities but what they are and how entertaining they are, I am completely oblivious to.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part is not that great. Very mediocre. They are working on a new university center that will improve on the dining there, so it may be better within the next couple of years. The places that aren't major chain restaurants are sub-par and are only good to eat if you are starving after not eating for a week straight.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the best and most recently renovated dorms on campus. Northeast and Southwest are the nicest on the inside. However there is this thing where the desk clerk has to see your ID when you enter the building because of a girl being murdered back in 2006. The windows do not open all the way because of a guy was on mushrooms and jumped out of his window from the 20th (or so) floor. It's a pain sometimes but it's also easy to get used to and forget all about it. The upperclassmen dorms are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Their set of rules and regulations are complete and utter BS. They are basically in place just to save the asses of the higher ups. There is little consideration for actual student life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to WKU as a cheaper option to larger schools you were not able to get in to. Keep in mind though that tuition is getting close to 8k plus whatever other expenses they wish to include so it's closer to 10k for only an okay school.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten WKU would sit firmly in the middle at five. It's a beautiful campus and about half of the professors are good. However the higher administration do not seem to have the students' best interests in mind whatsoever.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police are always around. there are polls with push button ,police responds. Campus police will also exscort you wherever you are going on campus if you are affaird or need a hitch!

    Greek Life

    I am not participating in Greek life at this time.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so many clubs and activities boards to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DUC, Gries,Library!

    What to do for fun

    For fun i hang out with friends in the community lounges in the dorms

    Food and Dining

    One word. AMAZING!

    Dorm Life

    I'm a RA at WKU and i can vouch first hand that dorm life is amazing. Rooms are as comfortable as you want them to be. You can put your own style to your room.

    Academic Rigor

    With any school your dedication and determination will be the out come!

    Tips for prospective students

    When you arrive at WKU to start your college life experience you are truly welcomed. There is always someone there to answer any questions you have. Come to WKU where the spirit makes the master.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky is an amazing school with numerous versital opportunities. When you step on campus you feel like your a part of western,not just another student ID number in their system. to have the opportunity to experience college life at WKU is phenomenal.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall campus is a very safe place. It is our own little neighborhood and has it's occasional robberies within dorms, but it's typically safe. I have no more worries about walking campus in the middle of the night than I would in my hometown. It's calm and good. Campus police patrol campus also.

    Greek Life

    Campus has plenty of fraternities and sororities to choose from. Some are volunteer based. Some are academic. Some are co-ed, and some are cheaper than others. It all depends on what you're looking for if anything. Plenty of students are not directly affiliated with any greek house.

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU has numerous clubs and activities to become involved in. Personally I'm involved in the International Club, Invisible Children Chapter and a few others. Numerous activities need volunteers through out the year. We have different science clubs, broadcasting, radio station, recreational, volunteer, leadership groups, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus has a very pathetic park that most don't realize is labeled park. It contains an archway near the top of the hill by Snell Hall, a patio of sort, and a few benches. It's a nice little spot but hardly a park.

    Bang for the buck

    If I had to be brutally honest I would say WKU is simply another school. Some people really like it here, but most do not plan on staying any longer than they must in Bowling Green post graduation. It's a nice place with many options for students, but not my favorite. It is what you make it, and I've chosen to make it good.

    What to do for fun

    Mostly students create their own fun. There are a couple bars downtown and two movie theaters in town. There are two parks to visit and campus has its own recently renovated gym. However, Bowling Green is a small town with out much else. Students mostly hang out, study, and create their own fun.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, for the most part every place on campus serves the same general items. There are a fair amount of location options when not under construction, but all of it resembles fast food services and is terrible for vegetarians or any one else with diet preferences.

    Dorm Life

    Residential halls are a place for you to hopefully call home. By getting to know the people on your floor the environment is almost always cheerful and entertaining. There will always be someone to spend time with.

    Academic Rigor

    How difficult a class is depends on the teacher and how you as the student decide to manage your time and studies. It's definitely not impossible, but can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in as many things as you want without overbooking yourself. It's important to make time every week to hang out with friends and relax. College does not need to be all about graduation. It's a time to enjoy and experiment.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a small campus with multiple options for students. It's easy to make life about your studies and classes, but campus faculty do try to make fun activities and events intended as enjoyable and stress relieving events, as do multiple organizations and fraternities. The school is what you make it, and is constantly working on a new construction project.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe! very well staffed will campus police who take their job seriously

    Greek Life

    THe greek life is big on this campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different intermurrals and clubs to choose from. A variety of campus ministries to pick from as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a home away from home, and a genuine love and pride for their school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are white squirrels everywhere on campus!!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the expense

    What to do for fun

    Games, Tailgating , preston center, and nashville is only 45 min away!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options! My favorite is the einstein's coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    Fun and what makes the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers, helpful advisors and many resources available at one's finger tips.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year! Everyone should experience this school by living in the midst of it all.

    In three sentences

    WKU has an incredible campus. The president's love for the school exudes throughout the student body. It's great to be a hilltopper!

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Elizabethtown Grill is available for those who attend WKU. There is an Elizabethtown branch attatched to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical college. Also located near this site is the culinary students who provide lunch menus through email. They are conviently located, affordable, and provide fresh food.

    Dorm Life

    I attend online classes at Western Kentucky University. The college offering these classes has enabled me to attend this college without having to live far from my parents home. Not all students are fit to live in college dorms, and I am glad I never had to leave far from my parents to further my education.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but instruction is emaculant. Any class I have attended the teachers have promptly given me one on one communication. This enabled me to stay a head in classes and fully understand the material

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should look forward to talking with counselors. They should not be afraid to not know exactly what they want to do. Counselors understand students will grow to learn what they are interested in. Counselors will teach you all the paperwork necessary to attend the college.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is teaching me the skills I need to be a successful business women. Attending this school is changing my life. I will have a career when I finish working with the facility and staff at WKU.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is extremely safe as well, we have campus security that walks around campus, they also drive around campus as well. We also have over 10 different emergency stations around campus as do we have tons of camera. So you will be beyond safe on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As i stated before there are tons of clubs and activities for all students to get involved in. There are no hard processes that you must go through in order to become involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of people. No matter what your going through, your disability, your comfort zone, or anything like that Western Kentucky is a very welcoming place for all types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The centennial mall that is located at the center of our campus is where everyone meets up to eat together, enjoy awesome live bands, and also this is were you can come just to enjoy the great atmosphere that western has.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do for fun at Western. From going to concerts, to plays, to recitals, to football games, to basketball and baseball. There is always something going on on this campus. Also the dorms always have group events as well each month that are free and extremely fun.

    Food and Dining

    We have a lot of various food choices on campus. The food is always made fresh, most of the time in front of you. Which is good because it allows you to see what is going in to your food as well as who is cooking it.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus here, due to the fact that it feels like a little community in all the dorms here. We have resident assistants on each flow as well as a hall director that is available 24/7 whenever you need them. You never have to worry about bugs, someone breaking in, someone stealing your things or anything like that while living on WKU's campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class i have taken so far was challenging, however the teachers were always there to help me with something if i was struggling in a particular area. There are also many tutoring services available at Western as well, with at least one tutoring services for each subject area taught here.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will fall in love with this school by the end of your first day of being here. Everyone is so nice and helpful, teachers and faculty are there to help you succeed. As well as there are many different programs for you to get involved that will help you forget all about being away from your comfort zone(home).

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school. All the faculty members and other support people are there to help you succeed no matter what. The campus is also very welcoming to every different culture in the world, there are all types of programs that help foreign student fit right in as well.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an escort system in place that is free to use. if you ever have to go a long distance by yourself in the dark they are very useful. And they have recently up-ed the campus police force.

    Food and Dining

    They are renovating DUC and it wont be finished for a good year or two so all the food places have been scattered around. Most everything is good but the pasta place is the best.

    Dorm Life

    I've only spend one year in the dorm but it was ok. People were respectful to one another and the place was kept relatively clean.

    Academic Rigor

    If you get a good professor (highly recommend using profeval) then classes are too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not worry about gaining the freshman fifteen here! The campus is nothing but up hill

    In three sentences

    Western has a beautiful campus. On sunny warm days students can be found chilling in the valley. There is usually always something going on so your social life can prosper.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling Green is a HUGE city with plenty of options for fun! Just look!

    Food and Dining

    You have EVERY choice imaginable. It is definitely worth your last dollar eating here.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of dorm choices and I can guarantee you will find one that suites your needs. WKU Housing Staff rocks!

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are helpful and will go out of their way to do whatever it takes to make sure you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't make the same mistake I did and choose another college then try to transfer, it only puts you behind! If you start here, I guarantee you will only want to finish!

    In three sentences

    Transferring to WKU was the best decision I have made. It is very welcoming in aspects overall, anywhere from classes to extra curricular activities. This place is for you!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can feel very safe walking around campus. The campus police are always patrolling and even the city police will make a round or two. They also respond very well to security threats to make sure the students stay safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're looking for it, you can find it. If not, you can start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Chemistry or Pre-Professional programs in the medical field would definitely benefit by coming here. The journalism program is also very good.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At games, it is tradition for students to have their own and wave The Big Red Towel that the first president started doing.

    Bang for the buck

    As a chemistry major, the quality of the professors with the ability to meet and befriend them is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus and there are many clubs and organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    Dining locations exist throughout campus with a variety of healthy and delicious foods.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more challenging than others, naturally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for everything, space is limited! A great chemistry department!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with a wonderful chemistry department. Many work and research opportunities for students. Small class sizes for more personal connections with professors and classmates.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has a lot of student activities to engage in. There is bowling, pool, the gym, and other recreational activities offered. And off campus there are plenty of social events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided is limited, but affordable and is very good. Another good thing is that the dining halls are in the middle of campus for easy access. There are also a good amount of healthy alternatives for students who are green in their food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best parts about going to this school. There isn't too much to complain about. The dorm policy is very strict providing a feeling of safety, and it is a great way to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses can be difficult, but depending on the professor and study time dedicated to the classes can alter the success of a student. Studying is a major key factor for doing well in a class, and some classes need more studying than others, so a balance has to take place. It is challenging but well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    With so much being offered, it can be easy to be distracted but it is best to stay focused. Academics always come first, that is the reason why people go to college.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky is a wonderful university with great potential. The school offers so much academically and fundamentally. It is one of the best schools in Kentucky.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WKU has texting service to notify all students who sign up for it of ANY danger. They notify for severe weather and if there is anything happening on campus. Students can request campus police escort if they feel threatened or wary. The escort is especially encouraged for late night classes.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is busy, busy, busy. Check out them out on WKU's website.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs on campus. Check them out on the WKU website.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU is great for students who like to be physically active - the campus is built on a hill, academically active - professors will challenge you, and socially active - there are many opportunities to become involved with something you believe in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is situated in part on a civil war fort. There is a lot of early American history to experience and explore on campus through the Kentucky Museum.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck is relative to what you are striving to obtain. WKU is a good school. Is it the best one for you? Only you can answer that, come visit, meet some of the professors and students in your chosen area of study.

    What to do for fun

    There are MANY activities on campus and around Bowling Green. There are over 200 student organizations on campus with diverse goals and interests. Nashville's night life is only 60 miles to the south.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from to eat on campus for the average student. If you have special dietery needs, you'll need to scout out the various places and find what works best for you.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but my friends who do mostly love it. Of course there are always the roommate problem stories, but overall living in the dorms sounds like a positive experience. The dorms have activities, parties, study areas, one has restraunts...

    Academic Rigor

    Academic difficulty depends on the professor and the student. I have had classes that I did not find difficult but where new subjects to me and therefore took considerable study time to meet my grade goals. I have also had classes that required little study time. Difficult is a relative term.

    In three sentences

    WKU offers a wide variety of degrees through several colleges. Classes tend to be smaller than the average university and professors are readily available to students.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend your classes and pay attention and take good notes. Also be sure to study and it helps if you find someone in the class to study with.

    In three sentences

    It's a very good school. The professors are very good at helping the students to understand the material. It's a nice campus with many resources available to the students.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very Great, inviting, nice and academically challenging schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is Alot of nature and excerse and Im a fitness geek so I am really happy.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good they had my favorite chinese food.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome spacious dorms!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get to meet some professors, you get to meet your future teachers.

    In three sentences

    Really Beautiful Campus and it seems really calm. I loved the professors I got to meet they were very inviting. Alot of clubs and activities available!

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our college campus makes sure that we can be safe walking on campus all through out the day and night. Knowing that we have campus patrol riding around to make sure that nothing is going on makes me feel good. The campus security sends us emails and text messages to let us know if anything happens and how to handle the situations.

    What to do for fun

    There are events from N.A.A.C.P., International Clubs, Intramural sports, and so much more. There are so many things going on everyday and night on campus. There are also some places to walk around and just relax.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food on campus, there are plenty of options available to you. There are places where you can get salads and wraps to pizza and burgers. The also have smoothie places and coffee shops. Knowing that all the choices are out there makes me feel great to be attending W.K.U.

    Dorm Life

    I truly love staying on campus. You get to find out what's happening everyday of the week. There literally is something going on 24/7 and that's what makes it more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers that I had showed that they cared about my education. Some of my teachers offered extra help and told us that they didn't want us to fail. Hearing these things from your teachers is comforting because they influenced me to work harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school does have a lot of varieties of degrees they have available. It's surprising to found out that everything you could ever need is on campus. The fact that all of the buildings are in walking distance helps out a lot.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a school that has opened my eyes to many possibilities. I learned how many classes I could take and what other class were optional for me. Even thought the school was not my first choice, its one of the best choices I ever made.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    decent

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the movies, hang out at the mall, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly fast food and unhealthy choices. Also meal plans are horrible.

    Dorm Life

    Honors and upper classmen halls are great but some of the freshman halls have bad reputations, especially the boy freshman

    Academic Rigor

    Some Professors are harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take a chemistry class with Dr. Pesterfield or Dr. Dahl, be prepared to study a lot.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a great place to learn. Western has a lot of professors that are well-known for their research so if you are interested in research Western is a great place for it. The worst thing about Western is the hill that it sits on but overall it is a great campus

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Swarming with campus police - especially at night. We have police call buttons everywhere, too.

    What to do for fun

    This depends on your definition of fun. If you like parties - Go Greek; if you like sports - we have pretty good teams and a lot of intramural activities on campus; if you like music - all of our groups are open to non major students (TRY OUT!); for just regular fun - meet people and go from there! We have parks around campus and are pretty close to Nashville, TN. Trust me...go to Nashville. It's great.

    Food and Dining

    It's not bad food...it's just not good food, ya know? Like it tastes good, just don't be eating the same place all the time unless you want that freshmen 15. The restaurants are constantly changing and now that WKU is under construction, I've lost sight as to what food is going to be there or not. If you like Subway, we have two on campus. :)

    Dorm Life

    This is honestly a very diverse place for dorm life, depending on where you choose as your residence hall. Halls like Southwest Hall and Minton Hall, which are located in the center of campus are really fun and lively. Halls such as Douglas Keen, which is located on the far side of campus...not so much.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you try, you should be golden. Class difficulty is diverse in retrospect to the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Choose a dorm room close to your classes. 2) If you want fun, make friends that own apartments and cars. 3) Get involved, or your life is going to become super boring, super fast. 4) Don't be afraid to look stupid when having fun at campus events.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a pretty well rounded school. Whether you're looking for a Communications major or an Asian Studies major, there's quite a lot to choose from. However, (not that it's a boring school) if you're looking to be entertained at college by the stereotypical, american-pie college expectation, you shouldn't choose WKU as your school.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is severely practiced on campus due to a few reoccurring incidents. Now we have more police officers than ever patrolling the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities offered, even intramural sports.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is one of the more cheaper ones in the area, and I believe I'm getting the proper education for the money spent (in comparison to other universities).

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have some fun, join campus clubs, participate in activities, or just chill around on campus. There are usually events on and off campus a lot of the students are present for as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here at Western Kentucky University is great. You have a set amount of meal plans that you use every week, and for one meal plan you can purchase either a meal, or a pass to the buffet in the University Center.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life experience varies depending on who you're roomed with and who you're affiliated with within the dorm itself. Most people have no problem with the dorm life, but others believe the dorms are too unsanitary or not peaceful enough.

    Academic Rigor

    There isn't any intense academic rigor, most students don't complain about any of the classes or any of the teachers being too inflexible or unreasonable. Choose classes that you're interested in, and if you put forth enough effort, you should be able to easily pass them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't comfortable with waking up early in the morning, do not take early classes; that's self-explanatory. Also, maintain a steady eating habit and prepare yourself to be a budget, because college is expensive.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a mediocre college that offers a decent education. Western is one of the easier colleges to get accepted to, and isn't as expensive as some others in the KY/TN area. Although Western may not offer the best education, the students and staff are all friendly and supportive.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is comparable to other Universities of a similar size.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the fun in the surrounding area is of the outdoors variety. If you are fond of cycling, kayaking, running, and the like, there is plenty to keep occupied when not in class.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are really what you would expect from most Universities. The options are either mediocre cafeteria food, or fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    I can not speak to the dorm life. I am a non-traditional student.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Police patrol 24/7.

    Greek Life

    www.wku.edu/greeks. Talk to Alissa Mansfield to learn more

    Clubs and Activities

    Student goverment Association, Campus activity Board.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to study then go to mass media building, if you need tutor sign up for steps. If you love to have fun I encourage you to join a fraternity of sorority! If you want to be a leader join the leadership program! If you want to volunteer on anything Talk to Hunter Williams for Volunteerism opportunities. If you want to go around the world join study abroad.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To me being a income freshman there is nothing unusual about the tradition or the campus of w.k.u. I give it five stars! I'm not over exaggerating!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the things that caught my eye was the fitness center! They had a state of the art equipment to get anybody in tip top shape! They have a track and two basketball courts all in the same room! W.K.U is committed to having healthy students.

    What to do for fun

    Their is tons of things to do at w.k.u. I've learned they got intramural sports, concerts, mall, restaurants, clubs, sports games, and if you don't like none of these you can create your own sport or club!! So theres all types of stuff to do!

    Food and Dining

    I went to other college visits and truth be told I couldn't find a better food and dining place other than w.k.u!! They had a good portion of different foods. Whether it would be breakfast, lunch or dinner they had a variety of foods that everybody loved.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly the dorm life could be better but it is just enough to call home at w.k.u. You could adjust the beds at any height or you could move it a round. You don't have to keep it in default mode you could create the your own style of things.

    Academic Rigor

    They have tutoring services like STEP. They have a building called MASS MEDIA where you can study in there for almost 24 hours!! They have academic advisor assigned to a group of student so they can give you feed back. The academic rigor is at a all time high here at w.k.u and I will not take it for grant it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack in any work, college life will be no joke. You may hear this a thousand times but people who have not succeeded in college always told me, I wish i would of stayed in college.' Don't let that person be you!

    In three sentences

    The faculty and student have so much charisma here at w.k.u. There is so many variables to help you succeed. Five STAR atmosphere.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thursdays are the party days

    Bang for the buck

    Wku was my first choice college and has exceeded in every aspect i was looking for.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on the person there are clubs,parties,concerts, sports, and many other great activities.

    Food and Dining

    great food

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very exciting any dorm you stay at you will love.

    Academic Rigor

    awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself and you'll fit right in.

    In three sentences

    WKU is an outstanding school that feels like home. Everyone there including staff are very generous and kind and do anything to help those in need. WKU is an all around school and you'll love it.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Great selection and price.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but not impossible. Work hard and you'll be rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to walk a lot :)

    In three sentences

    Great up and coming university with a diverse student body. The university staff is very willing to help. WKU offers many programs for a great price.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Western Kentucky takes safety serious. We have blue light polls located throughout campus for students to press in case there is an emergency, we have an escort service that will escort you on campus at night if you feel like you need it, and there are always campus police circling the campus and checking the residence halls. People cannot even enter the residence halls without a key and cannot enter any of the floors without checking in with the front desk first.

    Greek Life

    All Divine Nine African American sororities and fraternities are present on Western Kentucky's campus. We have Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Iota Phi Theta. Also, we have Panhellenic Caucasian sororities and fraternities. Many of them even have Greek houses. The Greeks on Western's campus are very involved in campus life and are always doing programs on campus and community service. The Greeks at Western are very respectable.

    Clubs and Activities

    At Western Kentucky University, you can get involved in over 300 organizations. Some of those organizations include Greek organizations, religious organizations, intramural sports, organizations that relate to your major, and more. Western has a club for anything you could possibly think of such as paint ball, fencing, kayaking, horse back riding, and so forth. You can even start your own club if you choose to do so.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Kentucky University is a great school for broadcasting, journalism, or film. The nursing and fashion design programs are great as well. All of the academic majors are good, therefore, you cannot go wrong with whatever you major in at Western. Western is a great school for students who do not want to attend a huge university, but not a really small school either. Also, it is a great in-state institution for Kentucky residents and a great out-of-state institution for students who want to attend an out-of-state school, but not too far from where he or she lives. A lot of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, and Georgia natives attend Western Kentucky University. Also, we have a lot of foreigners as well. Many students from other countries attend Western on a foreign exchange program, in which Western has a great study abroad program too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Western Kentucky's mascot is an unusual mascot. He is a Hill Topper name Big Red. Big Red has even placed high in university mascot competitions. He brings a lot of great energy and spirit to the campus. The Kissing Bridge, the Guthrie Bell Tower, and Centennial Mall are just a few places on campus that are significant to our campus. Western students are known to carry their Western red towels with them at Western events. It is just a part of the school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    Western Kentucky definitely gives you a bang for the buck. You get great on campus food, renovated housing, great academic majors and programs, excellent teachers, and plenty of activities to get involved with on campus. You have to take advantage of every opportunity given to you. Western even provides shuttles for students to take to class and shuttles that will take students to the mall, grocery stores, and places of that sort. Not only that, but students get student discounts at fast food places and restaurants in Bowling Green. We even get into the sport games on campus for free.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 300 organizations/clubs to join on campus, there are parties every weekend, and even activities going on during the day. There are movie theatres, bowling alleys, a skating rink, all sorts of restaurants, arcades, and even a mall to go to in the city of Bowling Green, which is where Western Kentucky is located. Nashville, Tennessee is only 45 minutes away from Bowling Green, therefore a lot of students go there for a mini get away sometimes when they want to get out of Bowling Green for a few hours, a day, or the weekend. Not to mention, Louisville, Kentucky is only two hours away and Lexington, Kentucky is two and half hours away from Western. Therefore, there are lots of other cities close by to visit. A lot of times, Western students may go to parties or things of that sort at other nearby colleges. It's a lot of fun to attend events at Western Kentucky, but still go experience parties and events at nearby universities as well.

    Food and Dining

    Western Kentucky University has a variety of restaurants and food places to eat at on campus. Papa Johns, Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Einstein, and Panda Express are just a few places to choose from on campus. Also, we have an eat-in restaurant, Red Zone, where you can watch any sport game on television while eating wings, burgers, quesadillas, nachos, and so forth. Western provides a regular all-you-can-eat buffet style cafeteria, a pasta bar to get your favorite pasta, coffee shops, and convenient stores to get your late night snacks or personal toiletries.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Western Kentucky is excellent as well. Western provides nice looking dorm rooms and bathrooms for students. They provide all male, all female, co-ed, and upperclassmen suite style dorms for students. We even have on-campus apartments for upperclassmen currently being built on our campus. All of the resident halls are newly renovated too. The resident assistants, hall directors, and housing staff at Western are very friendly and easy to talk to when you need them. Also, the dorms provide programs and activities for the students to participate in to get to know other students living in their dorms and to become more comfortable with their roommate and resident assistant.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is challenging, but not impossible. Your teachers will not baby you. They expect for you to read your class syllabus, come to class, be on time, and simply do what you need to do. Your teachers will work with you if you are struggling, as long as they see you are taking the class serious and are doing your best. It's all about communicating with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip for prospective students would be to take a tour of the university on a week day so that you can experience what the everyday life experience would be like. Next, prospective students need to come open-minded and ready to step out of their comfort zones and associate with people you usually would not associate with or do things you normally would not do. You will be amazed by how many clubs/organizations there are to join and how many great people you can meet just by stepping out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a great, well-rounded university with an amazing school spirit and friendly atmosphere. The academics, dorm life, campus food, and activities on campus are all wonderful. The campus is not too small or too big, but just the right size.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are awesome, they walk around 24/7 surveying the campus. And if something does happen you get alerts.. text alerts right away!

    Clubs and Activities

    CAB is a great club to get involved in .. it helps you to see the fun part of campus. Great for people who are not use to getting out, it helps socialize you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    It may be a little expensive for out of state students, but it is definitely worth it! And if you are form Nashville you get discount tuition, a major plus!

    What to do for fun

    In the city of Bowling Green there are many places to have fun. Parties is the main thing in college, but WKU offers something to do multiple times a week. Look forward to concerts, pageants, CABOOM carnival, festivals and much more.

    Food and Dining

    A great variety of foods, just be careful because the freshman 40 will sneak up on you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome! Especially the upper class ones. Do your best and you can upgrade. (:

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are strict, yet understanding. Stay on top of your homework and class assignments. If you need help get a tutor they're FREE and very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up, it's the most important thing in college. Utilize Preston (the gym) .. the freshman 40 is real! Take advantage of campus activities and other things, WKU offers many things to help you succeed in the school year.

    In three sentences

    It is a very great school. I love it, i would give it a 100 on on a 10 point scale. I think of my school as a 5star college!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is beautiful and safety is a top priority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost everything, impossible to find something that doesn't relate to you.

    Great for these types of students

    Really active outgoing students. Hilltoppers will pull you out of your shell and make you love them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The red towel. The spirit really does make the master.

    Bang for the buck

    WKU is kind of expensive, especially if you live out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There's always plenty to do. between parties and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. it changes a lot.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nice... and some not so much.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are pretty hard but what comes easy? When you get into your major classes you'll love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to do the work needed to get to graduation. The new friends will come along the way

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is an exciting collegiate community. Hilltoppers help each other out whenever they can.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has recently been a lot more crime on campus this past semester, but the university has increased security, the campus is well lighted at night, and there are safety pole throughout campus which has buttons that if pushed cops will show up.

    Greek Life

    WKU's Greek life is big on campus. I am not in a fraternity, but I have a lot of friends who are in fraternities and sororities, and they love it. There are a lot of fraternities and sororities to choose from also.

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU has a lot of different clubs and activities to choose from such as the ghost haunting club, go green club, and intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU is great for just about any student because it is a very diverse school. What is so great about it is that it has a big School atmosphere, but the campus isn't overwhelmingly big that it intimidates new students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WKU's whole campus location is pretty unusual because the campus sits on top of a large hill, hence our mascot the hilltoppers.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of bang for your buck at WKU. No college tuition in cheap these days, but compared to other colleges WKU has good rates for what you're learning and experiencing from the school.

    What to do for fun

    WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky which is a decent city. It isn't huge so it wont over whelm you and there are always concerts and fun activities going on in the city and on WKU's campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good, WKU has a lot of chain restaurants on campus like Pop Eyes, Subway, and Papa Johns. Their main cafeteria is a buffet, and has pretty good healthy food options to chose from. The wait can get long depending on when you eat, but other than that WKU has good food, and good options to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was a fantastic experience, but it can be noisy and distracting at times. You will most likely meet really great people in the dorms; I met five of my closet friends from college living in the dorms and we have remained close friends since our freshman year of college.

    Academic Rigor

    WKU has great academics, and the majority of the teachers are amazing and always willing to help you out with any problems you are having. WKU has an award winning business school, broadcasting & journalism school, and nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give to prospective students is to go there with an open mind, and willingness to get involved and meet new people. WKU offers a large variety of clubs and organizations for students to join.

    In three sentences

    I rate WKU as an eight on a scale of one through ten, ten being the highest. WKU is a really excellent school; it has great academics, athletics, and the university is beautiful. The campus is big enough for the big college atmosphere, but it isn't over whelming like some of the other bigger universities such as UK or IU.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The weirdest place on campus are the Colanades. This part of campus is overflowing with fine arts students. It's no secret when the art club is working on a new project. Their works are displayed on the steps of our old stadium.

    Food and Dining

    With the recent rebuilding of our main dining and social area, Western has opened other restaurants on campus including a new location for Subway, Panda Express, Bene Pasta and P.O.D. There are several options to eat healthy on campus including meatless Mondays offered by the Fresh Foods company.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are some of the bests dorms in Kentucky! All dorms are newly renovated and are secure. Single gender dorms close off visitation at midnight Monday through Thursday. Opposite gender guests are allowed to stay the night. PFT and the other upperclassman housing have 24 hour a day visitation. The janitorial staff takes pride in keeping our halls and restrooms clean.

    Academic Rigor

    There are several programs available for students. For exceptional students, Western offers the honors college and study abroad opportunities. Students who need extra attention in academics have several resources on campus which include The Learning Center, Western Kentucky University's on campus community college and student tutors. The Learning Center offers 7 day a week tutoring face to face or over the internet on over the 300+ courses Western offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give for future students are buy plenty of walking shoes for walking the hills on campus. Also, be well prepared for the weather changes!

    In three sentences

    Campus life is unlike any other. With its rich history and scenic campus, who wouldn't want to call WKU home? Western was the absolute best choice for me pursuing my major.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    lol.

    Greek Life

    I'm in it, it's not like any major SEC school, but trust me. We get along just fine ;D

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a club for everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Egypt = the massive parking lot formal naming is the Creason Lot. Israel = University lot, just down normal street (where barnes and bemis are located). India = little sliver of a parking lot, on normal and university blvd.

    Food and Dining

    Since campus will be renovated this year (and years to come), I advised getting the lowest meal plan or meal plan dollars possible. Big Red dollars can be used off campus at some places, and is truthfully the way to go.

    Dorm Life

    Avoid being in Pearce Ford Tower. Barnes is alright, just at the bottom of the hill. Aim for something in the Valley (Minton, Southwest, McCormack). The RA's are pretty cool, make sure to remember your ID and your dorm Key like your life depends on it. Or else it is about a $45 charge to loose both (Key $25, new ID $20)

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard at all, just go to class and pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Obviously try and find the quickest way to your classes. 8 am's are never a good idea. Pearce Ford Tower is to be avoided between the hours of 10pm-6am (unless the Popeye's cravings are too much).

    In three sentences

    A campus that is not huge, but not minuscule, which allows students to walk wherever they want on campus and not be completely winded. The experience is a typical college experience, minus a good football team and the fact that half of the campus will be under renovation. The great part of Western is the rich history, a great Student Center, and beautiful shots of the campus every now and then.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    WKU offers several on site restaurants with my favorite being the buffet.

    Dorm Life

    it's fun

    Tips for prospective students

    If anyone is trying to attend Western Kentucky University I would say go in with a positive attitude and work hard,

    In three sentences

    My experience at WKU so far has been good. Honestly, I was expecting it to be extremely hard, but I was wrong. The instructors are awesome, and WKU constantly has tons of fun events that students can take advantage of.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Tips for prospective students

    School Work/ Grades come first.

    In three sentences

    I would rate WKU a 10 out of 10. This school has a great campus. This is where I want to .

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WKU has a police department that works around the clock to provide the utmost safety to its students. There are also stations placed around campus that have a blue light on the top of them with an emergency button that can be pushed in any situation that a student doesn't feel safe. A campus police officer will arrive within 1-2 minutes to assist you!

    Greek Life

    There are several choices, but personally, I'm not involved with any of them. However, I see them on campus quite a bit doing a lot of volunteering or raising money for a benefit.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many options to count. Just ask!

    Great for these types of students

    Seriously, any student would be very happy about their choice to attend WKU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some cool places to check out would be the Colannades located behind the Fine Arts Center. This used to be the old football stadium at Western. Now you'll find students enjoy hanging out here in between classes. There's also the fountain in front of Van Meter Auditorium - I think this offers one of the best views in all of Bowling Green.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has gone up over the past few years - and as beautiful as WKU is, I'm sure you can guess where I lot of our tuition money goes. However, WKU is still a great place for all students!

    What to do for fun

    During the fall and later spring semester, you can always find students playing anything from flag football to ultimate frisbee on the grounds. There are religious groups available such as (B)aptist (C)ampus (M)inistires and others. If you enjoy singing in choir, you can sign up for Choral Society or Women's or Men's chorus. There's TONS of opportunities!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty options all around campus. There wasn't always the most healthy choices, but within the last few years their have been great strides toward getting a healthier variety of food establishments. My personal favorite is Subway (you can't ever go wrong with it!)

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman and sophomore, I was a resident within Minton Hall. It is considered the freshman honors dorm. Over all, I loved it. You're right in the middle of campus so you don't have too long of a walk up the hill. The dorms also put on different activities throughout the year. You build great relationships with your fellow floor-mates and your RA. It's the perfect way to be immersed in the positive college lifestyle.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses at WKU are generally intellectually challenging and stimulating without being overly so. Any student that puts in the necessary time and effort into daily studying and preparation will reap good grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions! What you don't know can't hurt you if you're pro-active about finding out about things you're unsure of. Also, get connected! Attending the week of MasterPlan for freshman is a great way to hear about possible opportunities that are available for you at WKU. You'll also meet new people and have an idea of where all of your classes will be before other freshman. It's a great way to get a leg up! And lastly, don't be afraid to talk to your professors. They want you to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a college that provides the highest possible quality education and cares for every student in a very personal way. It's a college that's big enough to let every student have plenty of options to find their niche, but it's not too big to seem overwhelming. WKU is a beautiful campus that has a wonderful student atmosphere that communicates school spirit, personal pride in all educational endeavors, and seeks to produce highly qualified individuals in wherever their future may take them post graduation.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good, campus security everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Most guys and girls love Greek life here, very exciting and interesting.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities for everything from sororities to intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Broadcasting students, good broadcasting program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is on a hill and that's unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Western is a cheaper college out there for what you get for it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much in this little city of Bowling Green to do including bars, places to eat and just places to hang out like malls, movie theaters and ball parks.

    Food and Dining

    I believe their food is great and have many excellent places to eat and add more every year to suit the student.

    Dorm Life

    I feel like this is the one spot where Western may not do so great. Dorm life could be a lot better.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too tough but you will learn enough to succeed in what ever you plan on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in shape for the long walks up the hill can take your breath away and not in a good way .

    In three sentences

    I believe Western is a great place to go to school. They are always improving campus and the professors and great at working with you no matter what degree. Always fun times at Western Kentucky University.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a #1 for the campuses of WKU. The students have access for escorts from security guards to dorms or their vehicles at any location.

    Greek Life

    There are sororities and fraternities at WKU, I am not however a member of any of these.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and other sorts of activities available at main campus, there aren't many at the regional campuses, but these students are allowed to join the groups at main campus.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU is great for students of all lifestyles, ages, and backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any traditions, but my campus is located right across the Community College campus and allows students to take advantage of the lower costs of the community college courses while taking their 4-year classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I am getting the most out of my educational experience through WKU.

    What to do for fun

    I go to a remote campus, but the college offers sports events for the students and the community.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know about the on campus dining and food, but I have visited and have been pleased with what I have seen.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, but I have heard that dorm life is very satisfying.

    Academic Rigor

    Expectations are very high at WKU. Expect the most of your professors because they are going to expect it from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships as soon as you can and when possible. Don't overdo the student loan route if you can help it.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University has all types of programs available to students of all interests. I'm glad there is a campus close to where I live

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Sis2Sis- a mentoring program for young women at WKU. Underclassmen are paired with upperclassmen and meet regularly to discuss any challenges they may be having at school while away from home. College Heights Herald - Student run newspaper located on the campus of WKU. Providing up-to date information on sports, news and other activities happening around campus and in the city of Bowling Green.

    Great for these types of students

    Ranked as one of the nations top schools for journalism, Photography, and Nursing , WKU excels in many others fields of study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located on a hill, WKU is home to the mascot most infamously known as BIG RED. Hilltoppers proudly wave their red towels in support of Big Red which was a tradition started by Basketball Coach E.A. Diddle. WKU has three athletes competing in this year's London Olympics : Clair Donahue, Gavin Smellie and Raigo Toompuu.

    What to do for fun

    It can become quite easy to get engulfed in a routine of going to class and getting right to your studies, so for those days when your brain needs a break, take the time to explore. Nashville, TN is less than an hour away as well as the National headquarters of the Corvette Museum. Get together with a group of friends and have a friendly competition at the 24-hour bowling alley and grab a snack at the doughnut shop. Take a trip to Mammoth Cave and be amazed by the natural beauty deep down underneath the surface.

    Food and Dining

    For those days of being on campus and wanting to quicky grab a bite to eat, choosing to eat Papa Johns, Chick-fil-A or a bagel from Einstein Bros. (just to name a few) is always listed as an option for your stomach. Having meal plans on campus will allow you to receive a decent serving size of food, and if you don't want to use up all of your meals in one day, adding money to your card is quite easy.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus has many different perks. Not only are you close to class but also in walking distance of food, workout facilities and you will always be in the know of things going on around school. Making new friends is easier to do living on campus. The unfamiliar faces you see in your dorm will soon become your friends away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you have made the decision to enroll in school, know that you will soon be challenged. Be not afraid of the challenges because only when we are challenged with something we have never seen or done before will we continue to grow. There should be no fear in not knowing something but only a fear when we do not ask questions. The Academic Rigor at school is going to expand your mind. Be open to it, and know that deep down you truly do know the answer. It resides inside of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether choosing to stay in state or go away for school, it is always imperative to communicate effectively with yourself, your teachers and most importantly your parents or mentors that you look up to. When you are faced with a challenge, speak to those that can be of help. Putting your emotions on reserve will only make matters worse. Plan ahead and be proactive by making assignments fun! Along with the freedom of enjoying being in college comes responsibility. Once you receive an assignment, the best thing to do is to complete it instantly. Get together with friends, or floor-mates in your dorm and plan out a time to do homework. Bring snacks and your books so that it's not as boring. Prioritize and know your needs vs. your wants. There are always going to be lots of parties and social outings at school. Know that it is not mandatory to attend each and every social event. Our parents, friends and family members are more proud of our grades and accomplishments than the new shoes we bought. Material items will always be there. Be secure in yourself and love who you are. Have fun! Attend as many home football, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field home games/meets as you can. Show school spirit. Have a genuine interest to want to get to know your professors, financial aid adivsors and other faculty at school.

    In three sentences

    Having a motto such as The Spirit Makes the Master, truly encourages not only students of the university but those in the Bowling Green, KY community to know that you are in control of your thoughts, your destiny and you do have the power. Professors and staff are kind, informative and want to see the best for each and every individual. With a beautiful and picturesque atmosphere it is quite easy to succeed.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of options

    Academic Rigor

    Fantastic

    In three sentences

    Western has a beautiful campus. There are lots of flowers and trees.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their campus police offer an escort system when you don't want to walk back to dorm in the middle of the night and when you don't think it is safe.

    What to do for fun

    You can get in to home games for free, the gym is free, their is a lot of parks you can visit, and a bunch of intramural sports you can dig your teeth into.

    Food and Dining

    Western Kentucky University offers you a lot of different options on where you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The people in your dorm make it feel like home.

    Academic Rigor

    Western Kentucky University is flexible for students who like to come and go and also allow security by having a escort system for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for the overall experience you want to get out of a college; do they have clubs you like and how the surrounding area makes you feel.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a beautiful campus. They offers a lot of major's for students. Also Western Kentucky University offers student free admission to all of their home games.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really protected on campus. WKU has there own police task force patroling the area at all times, they can even come and walk you to wherever if you give them a call! There are emergency lights everywhere with buttons that you can push whenever you need help throughout the campus. Since it is a public college, you cannot be too careful out there in a would full of crazy people; you don't know what they are thinking or what they are going to do next. I would encourage everyone to have a can of pepper spray on them at all times or anytime that they are walking alone especially at night, it can come in handy.

    Greek Life

    I don't believe it is necessary to buy your friends but some people are social butterflies and that is great. There are many different greek organizations, I have a lot of friends that I have made at WKU and they love living greek. It is a different lifestyle of fun and fabulous, as it seems, but most of these people make a difference in our community by donating and volunteering. Although you don't have to be greek to make friends, donate, or volunteer; WKU has many different organizations that can guide you for little to no cost, such as Habitat for Humanity! WKU is against hazing, that is another plus!

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU's Christian Student Fellowship is a great group to be in if you need a little guidance to the big man up stairs or if you just want to hang out with some great people. Also, Habitat for humanity is a great organization to be included in and it helps others in need! There is a club for everything; form teaching to outreach organizations. You name it we got it.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for those interested in architecture, of course! This field is full of amazing teachers that inspire you to become the artist inside yourself. Also the nursing program have recently teamed up with the medical center and I hear that is is going to be a phenomenal program with a lot of job opportunities. WKU has an impeccable taste for just about everything; from arts to engineering, I know that WKU will be on the top of my list.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you rub Mr. Diddle's foot and you will have good luck for the rest of your life! Also, what I love is the fact that Cherry Hall's marble steps are sloped on the left and right sides from all of the people walking up and down to get to and from their english and history classes, it is awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    A good college with knowledgeable teachers that have went through similar experiences as their students know that all the knowledge that you have stored in your brain is the most important thing an individual can own; people can steal and take your house away, car, money but none can have or steal your memories, knowledge, and lifetime experiences. Yes, WKU is bang for the buck, anytime you learn, it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling Green is full of fun places and things are happening all the time. Ball games are a real hotspot if you are into sports and usually there are concerts going on every once in a while. Bowling Green is a little big town; if you have a vehicle I encourage you to take the long way home and explore all of what WKU and Bowling Green has to offer. You just might find yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Major construction has been taking place at WKU; upside, more variety of food choices...downside, if you live at the bottom of the hill (like I do), good luck. Buy a bike.

    Dorm Life

    Living with another person in a 16'x12' room isn't always that happy go lucky feeling. No doubt about it, everyone is different you just got to respect those differences and move on. It isn't fun always but it is life and an experience to cherish for the rest of your life.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are completely lecture with few tests the entire semester. I would require incoming students to PAY ATTENTION to the teacher, go to class, take notes, study the notes, read the book! Please go to class, you might actually learn something...you payed for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not the least bit in shape you will be hurting, literally. WKU is notorious for big hills; hence the name WKU Hilltoppers.

    In three sentences

    WKU is one of the most beautiful campus' in the state of Kentucky. Along with its beauty, WKU intrigues you with a sweet twang of southern hospitality you could die for. WKU's slogan The spirit makes the master, certianly does not overestimate the atmosphere of this college!

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Western has their own police force. There are emergency boxes located on all of the campus walkways with cameras in order to contact them. All the dorms have locked access and individuals must show their ID and visitors must be checked in by the front desk. Also, the University has lock down procedures in place with notifications going to your cell phone.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate, but there are many options if that is your thing. Everyone is friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are campus organizations for all different religious groups, intermural sports, open kararoke night in one of the dorms, plus hundreds of other activities ranging from pancakes at midnight to plays, concerts, and book readings.

    Great for these types of students

    Western is centrally located for instate students. It also is in a nice size city that not too large for students from small rural areas to be intemidating. It is also located near major interstates and parkways making it a good connector to Louiville and Nashville.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Western's campus is picturesque, situated on a hill with buildings scattered from top to bottom. At the top of the Hill is the remains of a Civil War battlements. In addition the campus is well known for it's ghost stories and hosts a ghost walk each fall.

    Bang for the buck

    WKU is much cheaper than some of the large universities in Kentucky; in addition, they have a better student to teacher ratio, offer similar programs, and have a diverse student body.

    What to do for fun

    There is always the football games to go to or other sporting type events. Last year, Luke Bryan and Casting Crowns were in concert at Diddle Arena. Then, there are local bands that play on the lawn at DUC, and sometimes an occasional movie.

    Food and Dining

    Western offers many different dining options as well as food/meal plans. One can grab coffee and muffins on the way to class, have pizza or subs, or eat homestyle meals in Fresh. But, if you get tired of eating out everyday, each floor in the dorms have kitchens available for cooking up your own messes.

    Dorm Life

    Western's dorm life is supurb. Each floor is like an extended family. The resident assistants and dorm parents are very understanding and work very hard to keep the floors clean, quiet, and loaded with fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Western strives to be at the top of the game with academic programs. It's duel credit high school/college program ranked top in the nation this past year. It also has a special program for students to work in smaller classrooms for more individual attention for those seeking a college education but may not have the GPA coming out of high school to complete at a high academic level.

    Tips for prospective students

    For new students, be sure to attend a campus day and tour the grounds. They guides will answer any questions you may have and if they can't they will hook you up with the right connections. Orientation is also very beneficial to students and parents in settling ones fears. Also MASTER PLAN is a must for incoming freshmen or any new student to Western. It is a fantastic program.

    In three sentences

    Western has a low student to teacher ratio which allows your professors to direct more of their attention to each individual students needs. The environment on campus promotes a sense of community and drive for success. Western works hard meet all the needs of its students not only through its academic options but also through personal interests of sports, religious groups, clubs, and organizations.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll never worry about anything happening. security and teachers are set everyone to ensure safety and protection.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their plenty of Fraternities Sorority's and so many school activities with sports gymnastics in the fitness center and everything in between.

    Great for these types of students

    the MBA is top in the district and anyone going for a Business Degree is set for great classes and a good School to have on your resume

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has random concerts to give the students a break from school. It really helps to relax and let people unwind for hard work.

    Bang for the buck

    Because of all the assets and tools at your disposal WKU is a great school for an amazing price. especially in state tuition. not lot for a great school and great teachers and a great fitness center.

    What to do for fun

    WKU has the Preston Center; a place for all kinds of athletics and entertainment, from gymnastics to fitness and any sport in between.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat and dine on campus in several different buildings to give you a chance to choose exactly what you need to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Not many people like living in dorms, but the friendly environments makes living in a WKU Dorm worth it. You can make plenty of friends and get help with homework and anything you need. plus living right on campus is great for getting to class and saving gas money.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is highly looked upon at western as the top priority Even the athletes concentrate high on their Academics and make sure to keep high GPA's for future classes and rewards for doing well. The professors make class easy and fun and gives you a chance to do well in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If ever you want a career in Business, the graduates with an MBA are in the top 20% of their field. they also have great athletics departments and is a great school for fresh students straight out of high school.

    In three sentences

    Western is dedicated in taking students who may be weak in academics and making them star students. They care about the students and helping them do whatever it takes to be the best they can be. With all the resources they have for us to use, including the libraries, technology center, The Learning Center it makes WKU and Unique school to attend.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Delta Tau Delta

    Clubs and Activities

    AIAS

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek Week, TUG, Hilligans, Hot Rods games, Western athletics

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends, workout on campus, attend sporting events

    Tips for prospective students

    buy your textbooks off chegg!!!

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security on campus is very strict, especially compared to other campuses. There are emergency buttons spread all over campus, and police driving around 24/7. In no way, shape, or form will you feel unsafe on Western's campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge at WKU. It is something to definitely consider getting involved in. You will make memories with people you will never forget! But if you're not interested in Greek Life, there are plenty of students on campus that feel the same.

    Clubs and Activities

    WKU has many, many clubs and activities you can get involved in. Too many to name, actually! I'm sure if you have a specific club in mind, get on wku.edu and it'll be on the list waiting for you to check it out.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU has a very outgoing student body. If you're quirky, you love to have fun, and you're full fledged with school pride, Western Kentucky University is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only weird tradition WKU has is the red towel. Bring your red towel to EVERY sporting event. When we make a basket or get a first down, you PROUDLY swing that red towel in the air and let everyone know how good it is to be a Hilltopper.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive no matter where you go. You get your money's worth with dorm life, food, and even courses. The food is good, the room size is reasonable in the dorms, and the classes are great. Professor's really care about their students here!

    What to do for fun

    Granite the city of Bowling Green is growing, there still isn't a wide variety of activities. You can go to the mall with friends, go see a movie, walk around campus, etc. A super good and fun experience would be to join a sorority or fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is as good as college food gets. There are a lot of fast food chains, but don't worry about getting that Freshman 15. That's what The Hill is there for! You will still miss your mother's cooking, though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life will help you meet a LOT of new people. It is absolutely an incredible experience! You will bond with the people on your floor and make lifetime friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to say the courses are easy, because they're not. You have to show up for class everyday, listen, and study. If you do those three things, you will have no problem acing your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to wear tennis shoes when walking to class, The Hill doesn't look very big, but once you start to walk up it, you can almost feel your calf muscles growing.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is one of the most beautiful in the state of Kentucky. Your professors genuinely care about you and your grades, as well. It has definitely been a life-changer...in a good way!

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They are emergency buttons on literally every corner. There is also a police/ security service that will walk you to and from class or back to the dorm at night if you are scared of uneasy.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty huge here. Everyone always represents their sorority or fraternity well!

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of intramural sports! Apparently they're really fun! Go tailgating and to sporting events!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different foods to chose from. Everything is right there on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I don't go there yet, but the dorms are pretty nice and everyone seems to think they're really clean and homey.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay close with your professors. WKU is known for their student/ teacher relationships!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself not who you think you should be. College is where you can start fresh. Be a new you. The real you!

    In three sentences

    Most beautiful campus I've seen yet. Every student I have talked to says it is the best school and they are so happy they attended. The administration is so happy and welcoming.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at the campus over all. But I generally wouldn't walk around alone at night, especially around PFT.

    Greek Life

    I love my sorority! Before I rushed I had a bad view of Greek life, but now I'm so glad I'm in a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great things to be involved in! But it's somewhat overwhelming sometimes.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I honestly think our campus is so pretty. I love the colonnades and fountain area.

    Bang for the buck

    It's one of the cheaper state universities, but I feel like the quality is just as good.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends! And go to GADS nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are good, but you get sick of eating the same stuff all the time anywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I love Minton! I feel safe and love everyone that I live with.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are just hard enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for the honors college! It's a great opportunity.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE it! The honors college especially is full of great opportunities and helpful faculty. I also love the emphasis on study abroad.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Though some may consider Western a big campus, and you might be afraid to travel around at night. The University Police Department are always there to keep you safe. There are conveniently located emergency buttons scattered across campus, UPD offers an escort service if you need someone to walk you to your car or back to your room, and there is even a department that walks around to every dorm building each night making sure that everything is under control. Not to mention the safety alerts that get sent straight to your phone from campus security!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plethora of different organizations that you can join. From clubs designed specifically for your major, Greek organizations, recreational sports teams, dance teams, political engagement organizations, honor societies, and many others. The great thing about Western is that if you can't find a club that best fits your interest, you can always form one of your own!

    Bang for the buck

    Going to college in general is very expensive, but at Western you are awarded so many nice amenities, that you can understand where your money goes to. From the education itself, the beautiful scenic campus, free admission to sporting events, 24-hour computer labs, nice food, and the occassional free festivals complete with free t-shirts and food. You'll be getting so much ,that you forget how much it cost to come here!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on the hill! Whether it be productions by the Theater & Dance Department or Music Department, sporting events, educational forums, sports viewing parties, sorority and fraternity programs, or Homecoming events. Even if you're not one who likes big crowds, there's a nice fitness center that offers exercise classes, open gyms, and racquetball courts, and you can always find somebody sitting outside or throwing frisbees across one of the nice lawns.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dinning options from the popular Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Subway, and Papa Johns, Einstein Bros. Bagels, as well as a few other choices from burgers, salad, tacos, and the all-encompassing buffet cafeteria. The sit-in dinning areas are nice and if one who likes to eat on the go, you can still find tables outside. The food is great, and with several choices for meal plan packages, you are sure to find the right fit that best feeds your hungry stomach.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life are a big part of what make any college experience. I lived in a dorm up until my last year here on the hill. You will find that while it may not be your parent's house, the atmosphere makes it feel just like home. With in-hall programming activities, floor meetings, and just hanging around, you become so familiar with the people in your hall and on your floor that you will consider them family.

    Academic Rigor

    Western is not only a university with various social and extra-curricular activities and ways to get involved, but the academic reputation of the school is astounding. The classroom environment makes you feel like you are not just a number in a sea of other numbers, but the professors are willing to provide one-on-one attention, which pushes you to want to learn more. Most of the time any professor that you have will actually have hands-on experience in whatever field you are pursuing, so they not only know a great deal of information, but they have actually been in your position before. While come of the coursework can be strenuous, with papers and midterms, quizzes and group projects, know that from the professor to your fellow classmates and even to the tutoring centers, there are people that are willing to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If deciding to choose Western as your school, know that from the time you walk onto the campus to the time you graduate you should make the most of your experience. If that means joining a sorority or fraternity, becoming an RA, doing intramural and recreational sports, being apart of the Student Government Association, or attending every football game, there are so many opportunities that this school has. It is important to take advantage of every single one of them, and seek out and do what really makes you happy.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University's motto speaks for itself: The spirit makes the master. There is an overwhelming amount of pride and school spirit that flows from staff to student, and makes each person on the hill want to contribute to the overall success of the university. There is no doubt that once you become a hilltopper, you will say it's the best thing that's ever happened to you.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is great and not too expensive either!

    Dorm Life

    I am an off campus student

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your email often!

    In three sentences

    WKU-glasgow, laid-back and relaxed atmosphere and for the most part very polite and helpful staff.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Western Kentucky is the safest environment to be in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Potter hall has a weird ghostly feeling to it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at WKU. You could go workout, hang out with friends at a nearby mall, bowl, and just casual hang out.

    Food and Dining

    My favorite place to eat at would be chick-fil-a. There are so many choices of food up here you wouldn't get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have a dorm, but I heard it is fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The most difficult thing I think would be walking up the hills, and taking hard courses.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sororities and Frats are always hosting something! Basketball, football, and volleyball always have games!!! The preston center is always fun as well!!

    Food and Dining

    WKU has a little bit of everything!!!

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE living on campus! You meet new people and they're a really nice living arrangements!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your car or bike. The buses are great but have a set schedule to them that may not always fit your schedule!

    In three sentences

    A well rounded university treating each student as their own person and not just a number! Homey! Close to everything you may need!

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I've been to the campus a couple of times. It's pretty big compared to where I'm from, but it seems nice.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    WKU has a lot of dining opportunities and convenience stores on campus. Dining is never boring or old!

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are remodeled. Dorm life is nice, just make sure you don't get into the partying scene with roommates instead of studying. (This is easy to do at WKU)

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the freshman and sophomore classes aren't super stressful, depending on your major. The upper level classes are difficult as they should be. I suggest getting your general education requirements out of the way before deciding on a major so you don't waste any classes in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid classes without textbooks because they aren't as organized. Also, the bigger classes on campus should be avoided because you become a number instead of a person. The campus is situated on a hill, so being out of shape is a large obstacle when going here.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a big school with lots of opportunities. Classes are well-rounded, and campus life is exciting. Situated on a hill (hence the hilltopper mascot), WKU offers a broad variety of educational opportunities.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere. I have never felt afraid to go anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    It is very popular.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to get involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mass Media is a 24 hour computer lab but it is filled with loud rambunctious students that have no respect for anyone that is actually trying to do school work.

    Bang for the buck

    Do not buy anything from the bookstore! Everything is way overpriced!

    What to do for fun

    The Preston Center is a new state of the art gym for students and staff and it's really nice!

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty delicious! Make sure you watch what you eat or go to the gym though. The food is good but very fattening!

    Dorm Life

    Pay the extra money to have a room to yourself. I've seen some awful things come between roommates!

    Academic Rigor

    Check the profeval websites, I have found them to be very accurate on the professors that I've had.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live at the top of the hill. The bottom of the hill is very ghetto and trashy.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Some professors are wonderful, others are awful. It has been an enjoyable experience for me.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always plenty of Campus police riding around in order to ensure the safety of WKU's students.

    Bang for the buck

    With the rising uncertainty with the economy, WKU defiantly has some of the cheapest options for furthering your education.

    What to do for fun

    There's an endless list of things to do for fun at the campus. Ranging from Football games, to watching movies with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here are defiantly one of the best.

    Dorm Life

    I do not personally know of how well the dorm life is there, but i'am sure its great.

    Academic Rigor

    I have personally taken four classes at WKU as a High school senior, and they are far from being easy courses. (Dual Credit/AutoCAD class offered by Aunt)

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a smaller University that has down to Earth professors and tons of friendly faces, this is the campus for you.

    In three sentences

    I would rate WKU as one of the best Universities in Kentucky, next to UK and UofL. This is because of the fact that it is a smaller University, that has a multitude of friendly staff members and students. I have personally experienced this here at WKU because of my Aunt working there as a architecture professor.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. They have campus police that go around campus for safety, and in parking lots they have stands that will call the police if you are in trouble in the parking lot. And the staff and campus are all about keeping the students and themselves safe and out of harms way.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a Sorority, so i don't know much about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have sororities and fraternities and any other clubs, and the great thing about them is you don't really have to go searching for them if you are interested in joining one of them.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great place to live and go to school, and it's not too loud to sit down and study every now and then. But it's very east to get distracted.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions at Western. But im only a Freshman here, so i am still learning them. But I unusual thing about our campus is i have heard it's haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    Never heard of it.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends and study!! We have a pretty good mall, but definately not the best of all. We have movie theaters and bowling alleys. Its a pretty good community in Bowling Green.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much on campus, but when i do i usually go to subway. Which is great, who doesn't love subway? It taste great and has some healthy choices. Another favorite is Panda Express, but i don't find thier food as great tasting. But other than that there aren't many more options, and they are very cheap either.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a great variety of classes and courses. Of course they could always have more, but overall it's a great college.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great college!!!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University offers many great opportunities. Opportunities for great careers, to meet new people, and to be active in the community.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are stations with beacons to call for campus security. They are fast and responsive. They are always trying to help out in the dorms for any type of qualm that may occur.

    Greek Life

    BIG Greek life

    Great for these types of students

    Photojournalists, students of all ages, agricultural students, religious students and many many more

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NOPE!

    Bang for the buck

    Great university with on campus medical center. The dorms are clean and newly renovated so it's fantastic.

    What to do for fun

    If you are an undergrad there are tons of programs to get into including student politics, green programs and journalism. If you are over 21 then there are plenty of bars and local pubs to go to. And since it's only 1 hour from the center of Nashville it's a great place to be.

    Food and Dining

    Fast food restaurants are available on campus such as Subway, Chik-Fil-A, taco bell and there is even a buffet area where you can get a huge meal. They have 2 coffee shops and 2 cafeterias on campus. It's a great place to eat even without a meal plan

    Dorm Life

    The RA's and and the students that attend this school are phenomenal. They help you in every way. Everyone is friendly and it seems more like a sleep-over at times because the people are so much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some tough courses, as should be expected in any university, but the teachers are always there for you and want you to succeed so don't ever be shy to ask them for any help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to this university is life changing. The community, programs and counselors there truly work for you and your wellbeing.

    In three sentences

    This university has brought a world of new exploration to mine. I'm living in Madrid after the abroad program I took in 2010 and I'm teaching English as well as a wedding photographer.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel totally safe walking on campus, even at night. There are campus police and others around campus who watch at night.

    Greek Life

    WKU has an active Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many opportunities for students to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. We have chapters of Habitat for Humanities, United Way, various religious organizations, professional organizations for each major, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU has a lot of great programs, such as photojournalism, Chinese language/culture program, nursing, social work, teaching, journalism/news editorial, and graphic design, just to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We wave the red towel at sports games, a tradition that was started by a former president. Our mascot, Big Red, is loved by everyone. He likes to sneak up behind people and eat their heads, which is fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I love WKU. It is affordable and in a good location for me personally. The financial aid office does not give out many scholarships, but they work with you on loans, etc.

    What to do for fun

    All the departments at WKU provide events and activities for students to attend throughout the year. Each dorm also has parties so that students can socialize. There are plays, concerts, festivals, and other events that cater to a variety of interests. Bowling Green also has things to do. There is a pretty large mall, multiple movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants, paintball range, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of on-campus options. The meal plans are a little pricey, but there is a lot of variety and it is a lot easier to eat on campus than it is to cook in your dorm more than a day or two a week.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was awesome. My resident advisor planned things for our floor to do as a bonding experience. Through this, I made many friends. The random roommate selection process is also very good. My roommate and I got along great.

    Academic Rigor

    The class are challenging, but not difficult to the point of failure. Most classes I've taken have been very informative and were taught by professors who care about what they are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend checking profeval.com or other professor evaluation websites. They are usually pretty accurate.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a great school. They have a very helpful career counseling center, which helped me decide my major. I've done very well adjusting to college life here.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Dorm movies

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to work

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diddle Arena is great

    Bang for the buck

    My teachers have been awesome and my advisor really helps me a lot

    What to do for fun

    I watch a lot of sports

    Food and Dining

    Great

    Dorm Life

    Excellent

    Academic Rigor

    I study hard which makes my classes easier

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what Western offers

    In three sentences

    I live in Northeast Hall and love WKY. I have study hours due to the fact I have adhd and they help a lot. I am proud to be a Hilltopper.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    what there is to do for fun at WKU. There is a bunch of activities to do at night. Also there is a bunch of parties and study groups off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on our campus is great. And if your wallet is feeling a little tight there is a mcdonalds and taco bell itching a few miles from capus.

    Dorm Life

    i believe in my first semester i had a great experience in my first dorm experience. meeting new friends and hanging with them after classes having fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips: 1)make sure your ready to study and meet great people. 2) take time to eat at our fine restaurants here on campus.

    In three sentences

    Western is by far the best, and most lively smaller school in kentucky. The school has a great teaching degree. And lastly i believe that staff/students at this university are one of the nicest people i have ever met.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe while on campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus provides a multitude of restaraunts and cafeteria in their student center as well as many eating establishments close to campeus within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    WKU's programs are camparable to all the big universities. Their programs are intense and will give you the knowledge needed for the work force.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all on and off campus possibilities and match them to your busy life style!

    In three sentences

    WKU has been great! On-line classes make it easy to retain a job and manage the hectic schedule of three kids!

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a safe place to be. Definitely better than my previous school.

    Greek Life

    It seems to be okay. WKU has black and white frat/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for almost everyone. Besides, you can always start your own if you get approval.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU is great for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not aware of any.

    What to do for fun

    Well, I go to the gym a lot and hang out with my friends. Also, go to parties.

    Food and Dining

    Food at this school is really good. There is a variety of food to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. Most of the time I'm not in my room though.

    Academic Rigor

    It is just like any other school, it can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a freshman do the 1 week orientation before school begins. You will meet a lot of people and become familiar with the campus.

    In three sentences

    Western is a good school. There is a lot of Hilltopper pride. I give it an A.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a ton of variety on campus, which is great if you only have meal plans, which work at every restaurant on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I hear they are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Mechanical Engineering program, and I love it.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus, friendly people, and a great curriculum for a low price. I've played the transfer game a lot (I've gone to two other schools), and WKU is by far the best fit for me. I cannot emphasize enough how friendly and helpful the students and professors are.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like walking up a huge hill to get to class, this college is for you! I liked WKU's campus, though it was a bit hard for me to get around. Their observatory is beautiful and the classes are good. Well worth the trip there!

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join Clubs, get into different organizations, and don't stay in your dorm all day. Try and make friends

    Food and Dining

    Make sure you get enough to eat. try to find find friends to eat with so you wont be lonely.

    Dorm Life

    Get to know everyone in your dorm, they will make your college experience better for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Study Hard for exams and test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your Game.

    In three sentences

    Tuition is very high here and i like being here so getting a scholarship will be great help. I don't want to transfer anywhere because this is where my heart is. I plan to stay all 4 years

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have light poles that has emergency buttons on them for you to push and wku police drive by constantly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Habitat for Humanities

    Bang for the buck

    I think the money that is spent to come to Western Kentucky University is worth it. You will not go to a better school.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gymn and hang with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    They have a diversity of food.

    Dorm Life

    It's great. I love the dorm I live in and my roommate is great.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to actually study for test and quizzes because the teachers will give you questions that you can only know if you have read the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to meet new people and to branch out.

    In three sentences

    I love Western Kentucky University. They have a great diversity of people. They are really willing to help you be to graduate and be successful.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Get big red dollars, they can be used all over town

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. I have heard good things about most of them. It is a very safe campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school it is what you make it. You can set your schedule up so it is very difficult or very easy. Its your choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus route. The walk up the hill everyday is not necessary and will wind you and get you sweating in the warmer months

    In three sentences

    WKU is a very good school. I expected large class sizes and a lot of teacher assistants, but I was wrong. I have only had one class like that, the rest have all been small classes with actual professors.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Swimming, shopping, eating, and PARTIES!!

    Food and Dining

    GREAT restaurants on campus and all around!!

    Dorm Life

    I actually did not live in the dorm...

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, but if you study, attend classes, and talk to your professor you will do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club while attending school. You meet so many amazing people and it looks really good on scholarship applications.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy Western Kentucky University. I am only a freshman here but it has been a forward first two semesters. I really enjoy classes, class sizes, professors, and the campus as a whole.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can call campus police and they can walk you where you need to go, plus there are emergency alarms all over the place.

    Clubs and Activities

    To be honest I haven't looked into the clubs and activities much because there isn't much time between work and school.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students, especially the education program. I heard that they had a great elementary education program and that was enough to make up my mind to come here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't noticed any unusual traditions or locations on campus yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Looking at other colleges, Western is the most affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to the animal shelter and walk the dogs. When in college, you don't have much money to do a lot so even a trip to wal-mart is exciting!

    Food and Dining

    All there is to eat is fast food and salad. One extreme to the other, so I didn't get meal plans this semester.

    Dorm Life

    It's fun being away from home and being on my own. It gets a little lonely sometimes though.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshmen, the work load is tolerable, although I know it will get much harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going from high school to college is a huge change. If you get involved and meet people it can be a lot of fun, just make sure to stay on top of your work and write everything in a calendar. Things can slip your mind very easily!

    In three sentences

    Overall Western has been great. All the teachers are really nice and the scenery is very pretty. Out of a 10, I would give it a 8.5.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being a female, it is more dangerous walking around campus. The campus has many emergency towers with a button anyone could press if they were to feel threatened.This sounds an alarm, and the police would arrive promptly. Also, sometimes at night, people would maybe not always feel comfortable walking from their car in the parking lot to their dorm. The school offers an escort team that you may call at any point to have them escort you to any place you desire on campus. This makes me feel safe and comforted.

    Bang for the buck

    I am lucky enough to receive in state tuition even though I live in Tennessee. All of my teachers, including the remaining staff, are always accessible. I get help whenever I need it, and I receive it promptly.

    What to do for fun

    Many of the dorms constantly have some sort of friendly gathering. PFT has a game room on the top floor, and most everybody spends their time up there hanging with friends, playing pool, and playing ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    I have no complaints on the food offered at my school. I have never had any issues finding something to fill my stomach. They provide a vast amount of restaurants at my disposal, and my meal swipes on my ID card make eating very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I live in PFT. It is somewhat loud due to the large number of individuals living there. However, I could not be happier where I am. I love having friends surrounding me wherever I am. It is entertaining as well as helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    I was very lucky to have attended a college preparatory school. I am ahead of a good number of students in each of my classes, so my struggles are a bit less severe than those who were not adequately prepared. Although I do feel I am better off than other students there as far as preparation goes, some subjects are still very challenging. This is a good aspect of any institution as people learn the most when they are being challenged. No one likes being told they can't do something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with those surrounding you. It always is useful to have friends there when you need them, especially ones who understand where you're coming from when it comes to school. Also, don't get stressed over the little things in life. Everyone is there getting their education, so everybody feels the same pressure you are feeling. It gets easier once you have become adapted to your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    Western feels like a big family. Everyone is generous, and most all professors are willing to help their students be successful. I could not be happier at any other institution.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of Greek organizations and other clubs to get involved with. Bowling green also has a theme park that is very close to campus called Beech Bend.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge variety of restaurants on campus with everything from Chick-Fil-A to Popeyes to Panda Express. There is even a sit down style restaurant called Red Zone, which is my personal favorite.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life really depends on which dorm you live in. Minton (honors college dorm) is the best while Pearce Ford Tower is the worst.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers for the most part are really nice, and have great personalities. The work load is very reasonable for most classes as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    - bring an umbrella cause the weather can change at anytime - be prepared for a lot of up hill walking - leave a little early for classes and use the free campus bus system

    In three sentences

    Western is a great school offering a wide variety of majors and minors as well as all the on campus amenities you could want. I love Western because of the beautiful campus and everything it offers to students.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has never concerned me while on campus. Campus police can be seen often and areas are well lit when dark.

    Great for these types of students

    WKU id great for students that like to be independent as well as enjoy a close nit comunity that is there when needed. WKU also offers classes that are on camus as well as on-line to fit into any busy schedule!

    What to do for fun

    WKU provides many on compus opportunities for fun as well as activities provided right off of campus.

    Food and Dining

    WKU offers many on campus food choices as well as a large variety of food choices very near campus.

    Academic Rigor

    THe academic rigor at WKU is very impressive! AS an undregrad graduate already in the work force, I cansay from personal experience that I was very well prepared for my job!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your way around campus! WKU offers many helpful facilities that are very beneficial academically and personally. They are there for you!

    In three sentences

    WKU has had a very positive impact on my educational outcomes. I recieved my under grad degree and am currently pursuing my graduate degree. WKU is absolutely the college to attend!

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are multiple safety checks conducted each day/night along with constant patrol of campus security and police. There are also emergency buttons/call options placed all throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very strong on this campus but also not the most important thing. Non-greeks and greeks blend perfectly together.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everyone! And if we don't happen to have what you're looking for, make one!

    What to do for fun

    Since we are such a close community there is always something going on. The dorms post new posters almost every week and emails are constantly sent out about events happening on campus. We even had a carnival last week!

    Food and Dining

    So many different options and growing! With the current construction of our DUC dining hall, we plan on adding many more food options within the next year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are very well maintained and fairly up to date. RA's and hall directors make it their everyday goal to be sure everyone is safe, happy, and content with their living situation. Also, there's not a bad spot on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    WKU offers multiple courses for every field of study. There's something here for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off in high school! Especially your senior year. WKU is a great place for freshman and a perfect place to find yourself and life-long friends. Keep an open mind!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is one of the best schools around in Kentucky. We are a close-knit community that's just big enough to be yourself and unique but small enough to have a strong sense of community. Everyone's main goal, students, faculty, and staff, is to help one and other succeed in any way that they can.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Theaters within walking distance, also places to play pool and other activities. Amazing campus just nice to walk around.

    Food and Dining

    Panda Express, Izzie's are some of the best places to eat. There is also a very diverse and plenty of selection of what to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home but from friends I have heard that sometimes it is fun and really nice but a lot of the time partying people cause so many problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely challenging and require you to work hard. Other classes are very easy and require nothing at all. Overall though the classes are well designed and challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study. Stay away from all the partying that goes on during the week and weekends on campus.

    In three sentences

    WKU has an excellent/beautiful campus. Excellent selection of education programs. Tuition increases a lot every year.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police, explorers , and many emergency poles throughout camps. Seems pretty safe to me. But I have witnessed a few fights.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something fun to do on campus. Usually campus fairs or even inflatables.

    Food and Dining

    Right now there are many renovations so that means less choices for now. Most people don't realize there are a few food places at the top of the hill, they just close early.

    Dorm Life

    If I could recommend a place to stay it would be anything in the middle of campus or in the valley. DO NOT LIVE IN PFT.

    Academic Rigor

    This may not be the easiest university but most professors are great at what they do and make learning entertaining. Most students actually have recent post on Rate My Professor and some I would say are very accurate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take university experience your first semester! This class literally prepares you for the college experience. Also, make sure you attend MASTER PLAN the week before classes! When scheduling classes make sure you know what building the class is in too because you don't want a class way down the hill and have another class all the way up the hill in 15 minutes.

    In three sentences

    Western is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen! Needs more diversity when it comes to the student and faculty. Some say it is impossible to graduate,but I beg to differ.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There are stations throughout campus where you can push a button if you feel unsafe. The button will call the police and they will quickly show up. The police station is located right near campus, so they are always quick to respond. There is also constant patrol from police and campus explorers.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs you can do at WKU, depending on what you are interested in. There is always concerts throughout the year and the activity committee always plans things like bouncy castles to help relieve some stress during finals week.

    Food and Dining

    WKU has an array of options that will appeal to any one's taste buds. There is Chinese, Mexican, and American options, as well as a buffet style cafeteria. WKU is also currently expanding its food options.

    Dorm Life

    When living in a dorm, it is important to get to know people on your floor and in your dorm, as well as your RA. There is always activities to become involved in that will help you make friends and help out around the campus and community.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes require more work than others. You may realize certain classes come easier to you, depending on your major. In my experience at WKU, I have found that the teachers are always willing to help. They want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people in your dorm and in your classes. Become involved, you will make new friends and it will help you feel more at home even though you may be far away.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky is a school that has made me feel so welcome. The beautiful campus and dorm life has made me feel like I am home. I plan to pursue all my degrees at WKU.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is security all over campus and it is extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    There are several sororities and fraternities that are part of the Greek Life. Everyone can get involved in Greek Week. It is fun and entertaining.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honors College Phi Kappa Phi Golden Key Intramurals

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Still unsure of the traditions. The Topper mascot (big red blob) is a great aspect to the school and events.

    Bang for the buck

    Although expensive the enriched experience and environment is all worth the while.

    What to do for fun

    Attend games (basketball, football, baseball, etc.) Workout in the Preston Center Dorm activities Be with friends Sorority/Fraternity Tailgating Partying (if thats for you) Get involved on campus Join clubs

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options. Subway, Topper Cafe, Downing University Center, Panda Express, and several others.

    Dorm Life

    I will attend dorm life in the Fall 2013.

    Academic Rigor

    EXCELLENT!! Well satisfied.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be yourself.

    In three sentences

    A well-rounded, fun, and an educated community. Teachers, advisors, and staff are devoted to helping their students. Most all people are honest with great integrity.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the gym, walk around campus or many other things.

    Food and Dining

    Some places are great others not so much.

    Dorm Life

    Some places are sketchy some aren't as much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to making new friends and doing new things.

    In three sentences

    I love the school, it keeps me close to home but far enough to where I can be on my own. I like all the diversity in the school, I've made so many friends I never would have made.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Watch movies and attend the games.

    Food and Dining

    I love to eat and there's so many places you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I give the dorm life a 10.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important. My rate is a 10.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and enjoy the college life but remember your still there to better your self and to expand your education.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky campus feels more like home to me. They have a great environment with helpful people. There's so many activities and clubs on campus that you shouldn't have a boring day.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I left my backpack in the hallway to use the bathroom once and it got stolen. The campus police usually post up outside PFT. You don't have to be scared, but use good judgment.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of Greek organizations for you to get into if you want to make plenty of friends with a common goal.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being active on campus makes the biggest difference of having fun or not. Me personally, I try every club I can fit into my schedule, but if there's something specific you want to do {Such as English club, or Longboarding< then you can find it here. If not, you can start one yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    People who wanna get away from there hometowns, but don't wanna travel so far that you can't drive home. Or if you're interested in International Affairs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BIG RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 'Staaand up and cheer! Stand up and CHEER FOR DEAR OLD WESTERN...'

    Bang for the buck

    If you wanna go somewhere FUN that just so happens to have classes you need to take too, then WKU is the spot for you.

    What to do for fun

    Stand outside PFT-LOCAL MUSIC SCENE-Over 21 bars-Restaurants Galore!-Nashville & Lexington are easily accessible-Free music & food on random days

    Food and Dining

    Subway, Popeyes, Campus food, and a lot of good restaurants are close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's a dorm, you seen the movies; you know what to expect.

    Academic Rigor

    None of my {easy< classes are hard! None of my {hard< classes are impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't care what school you go to, don't flunk out the first year. You won't believe how many people don't come back in the spring.

    In three sentences

    If you wanna go somewhere FUN that just so happens to have classes you need to take too, then WKU is the spot for you. The way I see it: UK is for people on a scholarship, Murray is for musicians, WKU is for Hilltoppers!

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The WKU police keep this campus secure and safe throughout the year and really watch out for us on a daily basis. If we dont feel comfortable walking to our car at night time, we can call and they will either walk or drive us to our car. It is really comforting to know that someone is with me during the night and dark hours.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over hundreds of clubs at this school and anyone could find where they wanted to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite spot on campus would have to be Vanmeter Hall at the very top of the hill. There is a fountain and the city literally lights up at night and it is unbelievably beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    Campus life is really awesome here at the hill. We have football games that all the students get into for free. Just this past year, I got to see Phillip Phillips in concert and I get to see Andy Grammar in concert in a few weeks. This campus is always bouncing with oppurtunities and there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING food here on WKU's campus!! We have Chic-Fil-A and we are about to get a Starbuck's in the fall. The food is just incredible and we have so many options, from Subway to the Panda express, the possibilities are endless..

    Dorm Life

    I never had to stay within the dorm rooms but from what I have heard they are very nice and easy to live with. They are generally very clean and usually you end up with a good roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers are willing to give up any amount of time to help you with your education. Whether it might be your academic advisor, or maybe your math teacher, everyone is dedicated to helping the student and they are also teachers that really know their area of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class because you are the one that is paying for your education and it would be a bad idea not to go.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a campus full of excitement, learning, and diligent young minds. It is gorgeous and is always full of young students ready to graduate and take the next step in their lives. Here at WKU, the spirit makes the master.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    WKU offers a wide range of fraternaties and sororties for those interested in Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. WKU has a very diverse student population.

    What to do for fun

    Catch a great football, basketball, or baseball game, while cheering on the Hilltoppers all year long. Exeprience on campus events such as plays, tailgating, concerts, parties, students activiites, and even community events.

    Food and Dining

    Great selection of food you'll never have to leave campus

    Dorm Life

    Many great options for student housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a great pair of walking shoes and be prepared to hit the hills early as we aren't just called the Hilltoppers we are the Hilltoppers.

    In three sentences

    Western, WKU or whichever name you grow fond of has a lot to offer students of all walks of life. WKU is a beautiful campus located in the heart of a laidback family friendly town. WKU is more than just a great place to get an exceptional education, it is place that will leave you with life changing memories for years to come.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Where else can you get Starbucks, Subway, Popeye's Chicken, Papa John's, Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Einstein Brothers Bagels, and more all ON campus?

    Dorm Life

    WKU's dorms are awesome. They're in great condition compared to other universities, and they are close to all academic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Four stars if you're a member of the awesome Honors College, which will challenge you in your courses. Otherwise, it's like any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the Honors College! Take a campus tour in the spring to see the beautiful cherry trees in Centennial Mall blooming.

    In three sentences

    WKU is by far the best university in the state of Kentucky. We have a beautiful campus, tons of majors to choose from, and great athletic tradition.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WKU always feels safe and has campus security ready to respond any time.

    Greek Life

    All Greek houses are located off campus, but WKU maintains a large and active greek scene.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter who you are, WKU has a club for you. From club sports like rugby, to an award winning nationally ranked speech and debate team, WKU will have something for you. The university takes pride in diversity and offer tremendous incentive to start new clubs and to keep the campus as lively and opportune as possible.

    Great for these types of students

    This is the perfect university for students who want the perfect balance of country and city life. It's a big university, but everyone is part of the WKU family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Big Red- The lovable mascot of WKU has been described as a big red dot. He was a student designed mascot though, and all WKU students love him. If you become a Topper, you have to love Big Red. The Red Towel- A tradition started by Coach Diddle. Legend has in Basketball players kept stealing towels from the gym so Coach Diddle had all the basketball towels dyed red so he could tell which players were stealing them. Diddle also kept a towel by his side during games, and when he got excited, he would began swinging the towel and shouting. Students began bringing their own red towels to games to spin when they got excited. Today, the red towel is a staple of WKU. The Hilltoppers- WKU is located on top of a hill. It's really not hard to figure out why our mascot is The Hilltopper. You can shorten this to Go Tops! or refer to females as The Lady Toppers.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the financial aid and scholarship opportunity Western gives, students end up paying relatively little money and getting world class opportunities. The university basically pays students to study abroad and to get involved. What's not to love?

    What to do for fun

    GO TO STUDENT ACTIVITIES. WKU has a rich history in sports. Big Red, WKU's mascot, has found his way into college bowl games in football, March Madness in basketball, and conference championships in Softball, Baseball, Swimming, Track, and Cross Country. If it wasn't enough that WKU keeps winning championships, the student body continues to support them every step of the way. Every game, the entire student body will pour into the arena, dressed in red, singing the Western fight song. You shouldn't ever have to leave campus to find something fun. Western's campus is always buzzing with opportunity.

    Food and Dining

    Big Red Dining Dollars allow students to eat anywhere both on and off campus, including several sit down restaurants. The dining halls remain pretty standard, but due to WKU's numerous on campus eating opportunities, and a dining plan which applies to restaurants located off campus, students will get their fill of good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at WKU are constantly being renovated to ensure WKU students can live happily. The biggest downside to campus housing is that freshmen housing remains largely segregated by gender; only the honors dorm allows underclassmen to live co-ed. However, the dorms still remain very nice, and once you become an upperclassmen, all students live co-ed. If campus housing isn't your thing, WKU offers services to help you find affordable living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors college at WKU works extremely hard to get the best students to campus and to keep them there. WKU is the only Kentucky college to have an Honors College on campus. WKU also has top major programs in Photojournalism, Broadcasting and Communication, and Chinese. Regardless of your major, WKU encourages all students to spend some time abroad, and offers tremendous financial incentives to get their students to study abroad. All major have clubs or groups which allow students to explore further opportunities in their fields of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Western Kentucky may have over 18,000 students, but it operates like a large family. Make sure you know all the traditions, campus abbreviations, and campus secrets. It's also an extremely social university, so go out to every social event and show your topper spirit! When you go to campus, make sure you also visit the city of Bowling Green. There's a saying that goes, If you open a restaurant in Bowling Green, it can survive anywhere in the world. This is extremely true. I have yet to have a bad meal in the city. Places like Double Dogs, Hilligan's, or Spencer's coffee house are all incredible. Bowling Green is also home to places like the National Corvette Museum, Mammoth Caves, and even a minor league baseball team. Despite being in the country of Kentucky, there's always something to do, and no matter where you go, everyone has Topper pride. Or, if you need a break from The Hill, Nashville is only an hour drive away. No matter who you are or where you're from, WKU has something to offer for you.

    In three sentences

    A world class university set in small town Kentucky. It's the perfect balance of a home town values with all the diversity and opportunities of a big city. For every small town kid looking to transition into the big world; This is the university for you.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are buttons all around campus that you can push for help in emergencies but I heard they don't work. Also, the police escort system is not very good. Although, I never feel unsafe walking around campus by myself at night.

    Greek Life

    I am in Alpha Omicron Pi and I love the Greek life. There is not a lot of sororities and fraternities so the whole Greek community is very tight-knit. For example, we had a girl from my sorority get in a car wreck that put her in a come last year and the whole Greek community got together to have a fundraiser to help her parents pay for medical bills and when she died we there was a lantern ceremony that all the Greek community went to.

    Clubs and Activities

    I want to get involve with some clubs and activities on campus but I can't find any that are worthwhile.

    Great for these types of students

    People who don't want to leave home People who like country music and lifestyle People who are in broadcasting

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    waving the red flag our fun mascot big red

    What to do for fun

    Go to parties. Eat out. Get involved in campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh has the best cafeteria-style food ever!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use flashcards. Don't get water from the powerade dispensers. Look up your professor's pass rate before you take a class.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus. There is not a great diversity of people. There is always something going on there.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Policeman are always on patrol, and there are blue lights scattered throughout campus that have a red button on them. If you press them, a policeman will come to your aid in no time!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Near Cherry hall there is a bridge that is rumored to bring you and your lover happiness forever if you kiss on it. :)

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are ultimate Frisbee fields, t.vs, billiards, Foosball, ping pong, and video games depending on your dorm. There are many things off campus to do such as the mall, hookah lounges(if you're over 18) swimming at local creeks, miniature golf, and countless others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check with your roommate for things you need to bring, and share. Also, take advantage of all the help you can receive at TLC and in the library.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a diverse school with a wonderful atmosphere. The students and faculty are all very nice and helpful, while the classes are engaging. Western Kentucky is by far my favorite university visited and attended.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many frats around campus and its in a city so there arenenty of restraints and parties to attend. Bands come down a lot and play so there is always something to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of food both on and off campus.

    In three sentences

    I like it so far. It's a great atmosphere haven't had any terrible professors yet. It's the 3rd biggest school in Kentucky with about 20k students, so it's perfect for people that want a big college experience but don't want to go to a 100k+ student school. The class sizes are smaller then state schools with a about 30-100 students per class so you can get to know your professor alot easier then say a 500 student room.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue light posts where one can press a button to alert the police, 24/7 Campus Security, and the Campus is located near local police. The campus is also well lit in most areas at night.

    Greek Life

    Not personally involved, but I have heard stories from friends who have loved their Greek experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally was involved in a Youth Ministry that kept me on track spiritually while exploring a new way of life.

    Great for these types of students

    Artists, Filmmakers, Teachers, Nurses, and all sorts of Literary Fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is your first kiss under the bridge, the haunted stories of Van Meter Hall, and the half arena in front of the Fine Arts Building that hosts traditions passed down for years.

    Bang for the buck

    The main complaint I have is with the parking. WKU is located in an awesome town that offers a variety of places to play, eat, and shop.

    What to do for fun

    There is Greek life, Student Ministries, Inter-mural Sports, Theatre, Music, and Clubs that will fit any interest.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining halls on main campus but not on South Campus. The Dining Hall is currently under construction.

    Dorm Life

    There are many activities when you live in the dorm. Living on campus helps you meet friends. It also gives you easy access to your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the ADN to obtain my RN. It is extremely challenging and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a parking spot early. Give yourself at least 30 minutes before class. Stay ahead in your assignments Take advantage of teacher's office hours. They want to help!

    In three sentences

    WKU is a ten on a scale of 1-10. I am working on my second degree and would not want to do it anywhere else. I love WKU!

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything is fun on campus with alll the students getting together. theirs no doubt when participating on campus you will have a blast

    Food and Dining

    one word: GREAT

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is awesome, you will have many opportunities to make tons of friend that will last a life time and it is for clean environment. you have a lot of emotional and academic support

    Academic Rigor

    study hard and everything else will follow. their is some hard classes but the teachers will help you a lot

    Tips for prospective students

    -Study Hard -Attend all classes -Dont be afraid to ask for help -Have fun

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a wonderful school. WKU has a lot of resources available to make sure you suceed in the program of your choice. I have been a student here for 2 years and would not change my choice on attending, it is by far the best school in my book.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Western is a relatively large college and yet continues to grow. There are numerous clubs and organizations that students can get involved with as well as several different sororities and fraternities. WKU also offers opportunities for students to engage in intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    WKU's campus offers a variety of great dining options. There are also many places around the campus that are within a short distance that are easily accessible to students.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm; however, I have heard that they are excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    Western provides very challenging courses. They are manageable, but only to those who are willing to try their very best.

    Tips for prospective students

    One piece of advice for prospective students is to be cautious if you plan on attending college. It will be easy to get distracted and forget the real reason as to why you are there. Always remember that getting an education is the most important thing.

    In three sentences

    Over all I have been very pleased with WKU! It is a beautiful campus and the instructors are among the best of the best. I would give Western a five star rating.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Various activities.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure.

    Academic Rigor

    Very much so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Great opportunities. Great support.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus P.D. is always there for the students and staff. There are big blue emergency buttons all over campus for you to push if you do not feel safe in a given situation, and their number is given out multiple times throughout the year to make sure students know how to get hold of them in case of an emergency. I've always felt safe on campus knowing Campus P.D. was there if I needed them.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of fun stuff to do on WKU's campus. There is a plethora of intramural teams to join, along with school teams that allow walk-ons. If sports aren't you thing, sitting outside a dorm or a class building and people-watching is always fun. If you play a musical instrument/sing, people are always willing to get together to do something for fun for bystanders on campus. Going for a walk around campus can be rewarding, and if all else fails, catching lunch with friends between classes can be some of the most fun you have in college. You'll never forget some of the things you talk about.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty high in fat in most places, but it is really good. Subway is great, and there are some new salad and smoothie bars being built, so that will help a lot on the fat issue, but as of now, the food isn't too bad!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be great, but it can also be a tough break; it depends on how you make it. If you don't want to be in the dorms in the first place, you're not going to have any fun and you're going to poke out all the negatives about dorm life. It can be fulfilling and rewarding; it makes it easier to make friends on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Your teachers will push you to do your best because they know you can do it. With that being said, they expect you to do the work on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to you would be to get a parking pass and take advantage of it; if you have a good parking spot in the fall semester, do not move until you have to. In the spring semester, it's not so bad. Take advantage of the Career Services Center, they provide tutoring, and it really helps.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is a well-rounded school that drives it's students to do their very best in their studies in hopes to help them get a career in the field they want. Staff is always on hand to help anyone in need, whether it be the financial aid office, personnel (such as professors or office assistants), or the student disabilities office. No one is left behind and everyone gets the help they need.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a priority.....there are many phones around campus for emergencies. WKU has their own police officers that are on location. I have never had any problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many club and activities around campus. You look for those in campus publications, and by other students. They also keep you updates by email with all that's going on throughout campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many local activities, which also may offer student discounts. I suggest taking a look around the city....make yourself familiar with the local businesses and attractions. There are many events that come to BG yearly, and are always fun to check out......watch the local paper, and other publications.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus, and off campus which are close. Many off campus locations offer student discounts, and may even take the meal card. The town has lots of different varieties of food choices also.......greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed at the dorms, but have heard good things from other students.

    Academic Rigor

    They have excellent opportunities in many areas. Ask questions and let the advisors help you make the right choices depending on your interests. There are a variety of classes to fit your preferences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take a tour of the campus....it's pretty big, and there's lots to see. There may be guided tours thru campus, or just look around at your own pace. It will help when looking for your classes.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a great school, offering a wide range of field of possible areas of studies. The staff is great in helping to get you started and on the right path. The campus is in the center of town and has access to local areas attractions.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities on campus for you and your friends to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic and so are the meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is super fun!!!!!! you may not get the best roommate but it's still worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't that hard and you don't spend a lot of time doing work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely live on campus! it makes the experience so much better!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky is wonderful! I've been here for a week and I love it! I recommend this school to anyone!

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few incidents on campus, but I've never felt unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of fun clubs for all sorts of people.

    Great for these types of students

    People who actually care.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TCNW has animals living in it.

    Bang for the buck

    It all depends on what you put into it. If you study a lot and participate in activities, it is worth it. But if you just want to party, I don't know what to tell you.

    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Food and Dining

    Most food is fried. The only places to get something somewhat healthy is Subway or the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Honors dorms are fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people just barely care about classes, but you can really push yourself depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    It has a 98% acceptance rating...

    In three sentences

    WKU is a nice place to be in a wonderful small city. It is growing right now, so it's a little rough. It will hopefully fix all it's faults in a few years.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No campus is ever going to be perfectly safe, but Western tries very hard to promote safety and awareness of dangers on campus. They are constantly putting up new lights in dark areas, there are emergency buttons all over campus, and there is a program called the escort service, where you can call the police department and they will have a responsible male student or campus police officer escort you to wherever you are going.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of ways to get involved on campus, and the University encourages students to create new organizations. If you can't find something you enjoy, find two other people who enjoy what you do, and create a new club!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can fit in at WKU. Geeks, Greeks, Athletes, Artists, Musicians, Writers, Leaders, International Students, Introverts, Extroverts, and even Freshmen! (No one knows, or judges)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Big Red - A lovable blob of red. He is one of our mascots, and EVERYONE loves him. He is just so cute! And that is how he got into the Mascot Hall of Fame! White Squirrel - An unofficial mascot on campus, we have quite a few of them! Western has a lot of green space on campus to relax in, so it isn't surprising to see lots of squirrels running around. Red Towel - A tradition begun by Cherry, our first president, the red towel is a favorite symbol of WKU, and you will see it everywhere, including vacation pictures, at every sporting event, and hanging in many student dorm rooms.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. There is always something going on, whether the school has scheduled a performance, you have a club or Greek meeting going on, or a random Frisbee game, you never have to go very far to have fun here!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good. We have lots of selection and our meal plans cover a lot of different things. However, a lot of the restaurants don't stay open very late, so bring snacks!

    Dorm Life

    Key - Good roommate. Mine was through random assignment, and it worked out great for us. I live in a coed dorm, and it is very nice, since the hours are less restrictive when you're having friends over.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but never overwhelming. I am in both Honors classes and regular classes, and both are totally achievable if you work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about where you really want to be. Western is like a huge family, and bad attitudes never get very far. There is a lot of work, but there is also a lot of time to have fun with your friends, and there is always something going on on campus!

    In three sentences

    Everyone is involved. The campus is beautiful. The Honors College makes everything even better.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Panda is great on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to make sure you have parking on the first few weeks.

    In three sentences

    Western is a Beautiful campus full of activities. They are very friendly the porfessors and the students. If you are a first time student you will be more then welcomed.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My sophomore year, there were a few things that went south. The university did all that it could to make students feel more safe and comfortable going to and from class.

    Greek Life

    There is a lot of greek life here on campus. I chose not to partake due to financial reasons, but everyone that I know that has been able to do it really enjoys it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always at least a few activities to choose from on a daily basis that either a club or the university is putting on. It creates a way to meet new students that you regularly wouldn't talk with and make new friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that really want to be in a sorority or fraternity. International students. Students that want to study abroad. Students that want a lot out of their on-campus living experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I have enjoyed my experience here at WKU so far. I was lucky enough to work out a year abroad through the study abroad office. The only negatives would be the personnel that don't do their jobs correctly. I had a lot of headaches trying to arrange my study abroad, as well as getting my credits approved when I returned because my transcript sat in a pile of mail for 3 months. When a teacher is horrible here, they are REALLY horrible. I have had a few that I really wish I could have gotten a refund for. I pay to go to college to learn, not to pay rent on my seat in the classroom.

    What to do for fun

    Tailgating is a big thing here on campus during football season. There are always various clubs and organizations putting on events that are free and that you don't have to be a member of to join the fun. We have a lot of greek organizations, clubs, sports and intramural leagues here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is are a lot of fast food options including Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Subway and Starbucks. We also have a couple food courts with various fresh options as well as a new frozen yogurt parlor.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't choose to stay in the dorms. However, my sister did and she seems to be quite happy and having a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the professors here really just don't care about their jobs or your retention. Other teachers are really good and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely, take advantage of the school's push on study abroad. If you are going to study abroad, try to plan in advance in order to avoid headaches.

    In three sentences

    Western is a fun university with a homey feel. There is a lot of emphasis on creating a multinational atmosphere. There is a club or organizational that anyone can enjoy.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus, we have our own police officers circulating around campus, we also have several security buttons installed around campus, you can take a free bus ride to the mall, around campus; we even have a drunk bus that takes students home from the bars at night, and they can ride these busses to the bar as well. Come check us out!

    Greek Life

    There are lots of sorority and fraternity clubs available to join, and they all stay active and have different events around campus throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    International club, Confucius Institute, Navitas, Business Club, Engineering Club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    great for every type of students, for international students, quiet students who like to stay focus, all-around active students - they even give out award for these type of students, they call them Spirit Masters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an annual international festival, Chinese music club, Confucius Institute, fraternities and sororities,etc

    Bang for the buck

    Fun fun fun, go see. There are lots of gyms in town, skate park, baseball stadium, etc.

    What to do for fun

    The night life is okay, there are a few places in town to go clubbing. you can find a place that fits your style, hippy got their spot, country music lovers got their spot, hip hop and rap club bangers have their spot, the all around music lovers got their spot too..there is something for everyone. There are bowling spots, billard spots, skate parks, etc ... go check it out for yourself...you'll fall in love with the place. And the best of all - it is a very safe place.

    Food and Dining

    Well, it's a college town, so pretty much all the food in town is like college food.. wings, burgers, etc. surely they have great family restaurants like Red Lobster, Olive Gardens, Outback Stake House, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't tell you about dorm life because I have never lived in the dorms, but a lot of students that I meet sure does enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    The college itself has a great atmosphere for you to stay focus and study, and has entertainment for you to stay active whenever you feel like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take my word for it, go check it out for yourself and see, because once you go there, you will fall in love with the place and the people.

    In three sentences

    The spirit truly makes a master. This is a great place to study, the environment is safe and friendly, and the atmosphere feels great because everyone in town caters to the college students. The students keep the businesses open by their tremendous support, and they also work at these businesses.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    YOU MUST RUSH. It will be the best choice you'll make in college. It's such a great way to make friends and connections!

    What to do for fun

    Great night-life scene, Nashville is an hour away, go to football games, soccer games, Beech Bend Amusement Park!

    Food and Dining

    We have everything from Starbucks to Panda Express, you can't go wrong eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    All girl dorms and co-ed, living on campus was one of my favorite memories! Especially living in the sorority dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging classes depending on your major, but your teachers are always willing to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always meet with an advisor even if you think you don't need to!

    In three sentences

    I love everything about Western. The teachers always know your name, care about your well-being, in and out of the classroom. The campus is lovely and the food is great; what more could you want?

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining options aren't too great depending on where you live on campus. If you want a variety you can always go off campus, Bowling Green has MANY choices for you to choose from. It shouldn't be an issue.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is average and each dorm has events in which you can participate and enjoy with other people similar to you.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes and labs here are quite difficult and some teachers don't give out many grades or points so studying is required for many classes. Introductory classes are easy if you just attend the classes and participate. You will do much better if you show up and not skip.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would attend Masterplan, which shows you around the University and allows you to get a feel of what college is before you start classes. If you have questions about your major or classes to take, the advisers might not be the best. The best bet would be to ask someone who is currently in the major or has had it before.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university to attend at a low cost. There are many major and minor opportunities as well as study abroad and traveling options. It is not too big so it's not overwhelming; it is just right for those wanting a quality education.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is definitely a plus here at WKU! There are police and security everywhere on campus and are always on the lookout for safety!

    Greek Life

    Greek Like seems to be a big thing at WKU! Greeks are always doing things around campus and always getting involved with charities and services. This a great way to meet new people and an excellent way to get involved!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs offered here and really have just abut any club you want! A great way to get involved!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun. Rather it be hanging out with your friends outside or around campus, to joining a club or organization. There are hundreds of clubs to join and getting involved really is an exciting time to make the college experience better. You could also join a sport and get involved that way, either way, your still meeting new people!

    Food and Dining

    The food at WKU is awesome! They provide a wide range of food options and the choices never get old! By far a great campus for food!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an awesome way to meet new friends! I loved living in a dorm my first year. Although they can be small and sometimes the bathrooms are a bother, living in a dorm makes the college experience that more exciting!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics should be the main focus. Setting goals for yourself is a great way to push yourself to get the grades you really want. Although WKU can be challenging at times, remaining active in your work will really pay off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to study, it's a necessity. Make sure that you go to class and actually pay attention. Paying attention really helps you advance in that class. Developing a good study habit and a routine schedule will help you become for organized and make college seem a bit less stressful.

    In three sentences

    WKU is an awesome university to come too. They offer almost everything you could possible imagine and create endless opportunities for people. I've really enjoyed being a Hill topper and cannot wait for the exciting new experiences that await!

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on the campus.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know a thing about it. That isn't really my cup of tea.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to choose from on this campus, more than likely you will be able to find whatever you are looking for!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling Green is full of fun things to do. there is a mall and beach bend park is close by too. there are bowling alleys and a lot of other things. Also there are intramural sports and the preston center that offer activities and sports as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Western is okay. it isn't my favorite but it could be a lot worse. there are a lot of good places off campus though too that are nice!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Pearce Ford Tower, which is the biggest one on campus. But I love my dorm honestly. my floor gets along well and dorm life isn't nearly as bad as people say it is!

    Academic Rigor

    I was a student in the Ogden College and my first semester was very tough. my science classes were very hard but if you put in the work you will be fine! It isn't miserable.

    Tips for prospective students

    To incoming students, I recommend that you do not get caught up in the parties and everything going on and make sure to stay organized and on top of your studies. Go out and have fun, but don't get crazy!

    In three sentences

    Overall, Western Kentucky University is a great school to attend. The class sizes are relatively small, the campus is beautiful, and the people are friendly. I am very happy there so far and have enjoyed the experience!

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    GET INVOLVED

    Dorm Life

    AMAZING!

    Academic Rigor

    Good curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early

    In three sentences

    It's a gorgeous campus. There is lots of things to get involved in. Lots of tutoring opportunites

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    So far the classes are exactly what I paid for, no disappointment yet.

    What to do for fun

    Since I live an hour away and I commute, I am not sure what everyone does for fun at WKU.

    Food and Dining

    I love all of the dining options on and off of campus. There is every kind of food you would want on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not had the luxury of being able to live on campus, though I do wish I could afford it. I have heard many people telling me they love the dorm life though, so I assume it's pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    So far I have only taken 4 classes at WKU, but it is easy to see that laziness and excuses are unacceptable in any course.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. focus 2. STUDY 3. organize!!!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University shows great diversity in ways I was never exposed to while going to a small town high school. The school also challenges me countless distractions from the teachers with having over one hundred students in only one class room, which makes it incredibly hard to focus and do well in the class. Overall, I am having a great time meeting new people and having new experiences.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ride the Sober Bus, movies, mall, eat, hang out in front of PFT.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options, and many are close by. There are also places open late.

    Dorm Life

    It's nice to have people near by, but community bathrooms- I am not a fan.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm definitely challenged, but not extremely. I can work through everything I am given. Teachers also offer many resources to help their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit a college to see if it feels right. You should be comfortable and feel at home on your campus.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school with a beautiful campus. Big enough to always have something to do, but small enough you can almost always run into someone you know. The campus is also lively, so if you're bored, you're the one not putting yourself out there.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love that our campus have emergency buttons in ever parking lot. I believe that the precautions put in place will prevent a lot of bad occurrences.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of options for those who want to join clubs. Greek life is booming and there are clubs for every major and interest. I'm in a club for my major! The activities around campus are great. The campus activities board keeps the activities flowing to lighten up the campus.

    What to do for fun

    I usually just hang out with my friends. We always go to dinner together or gather to play board games or watch movies.

    Food and Dining

    I have a lot of stomach problems so the food and dining on campus seemed limited. I feel that there should be a few more healthy options in the mix.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the same dorm for my first two years of college. The dorms are tolerable, but it always difficult to live with new people. However, I met a lot of good friends by simply saying hello to my neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    When I first entered my general education classes, I was surprised that the courses weren't as difficult as I had expected. As you progress farther along in your major, the information becomes more specific, challenging, and interesting. All the hard work that you put into your major is well worth the time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to study. Always read over your notes after class as well as study throughout the semester. I learned the hard way that over-studying and all-nighters are not the way to go. they only cause more headaches and anxiety.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky has been like a second home to me. The peers and mentors I have met here have been outstanding. Now that I'm in my major, I feel like I'm in a community.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous things to do after class. ranging from staying in shape with friends, or relaxing around having a good time, to having a night out on the town. It all depends on the things you like and want to try out.

    Food and Dining

    All the food is amazing. If you eat at DUC you have something new every day an you are able to try foods from different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are fun an never boring. Only downfall in the dorms are the random fire alarms and they tend to always go off once you begin to fall asleep. Other than that the dorms are bigger an furnished better than i expected.

    Academic Rigor

    The class can be very challenging. It all depends on the professor that you receive. No Matter the professor that you receive they are all knowledgeable about there subject and will help when asked to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up your money for your books.You the on campus resources often ( tutors, finacial aid, etc.) they are very helpful. #xplore the campus you all meet new people and find new things around campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, the teachers treat you as individuals and not just as a number in a giant room. The campus is beautiful all year around. Western Kentucky has a comforting atmosphere for all there students.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    All students can find a place. Foreign students traveling to the US can make a community together. Those with academic excellence dorm together so it is very easy to meet people wth similar interests and backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The haunted ghost stories of the campus were very interesting.

    What to do for fun

    The university center had bowling when I stayed on campus, with movie theatres down the road.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall was much better than the ones I experienced when visiting UK and EKU.

    Dorm Life

    I did not spend much time in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    To complete your major and pass boards, you learn the information required for the career but at a manageable pace and work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and you can achieve the degree you need to reach your dreams and goals for a career.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are very professional and helpful. Distance learning allows students to complete their education from home and still maintain a career. The college is helpful with application processes and the advisors are helpful as well.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There us poles around that have a police button on there for emergency's. Plus you can call for police to escort you on campus if you don't feel safe walking around alone

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of activities and clubs to join around campus. From Greek life to sports. there are a variety of plenty of things for people to join, with a range of options.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places to go around campus that offer fun things to do. They hold concerts and athletic events weekly usually. Even off campus there is a lot to do. They have concerts, movies, the mall, parks, and other various places to go.

    Food and Dining

    There are many selections on campus to eat at, all great food. They are spread out around campus, so you shouldn't have to go to far for something you want. Plus its in a community where there are many restaurants around.

    Dorm Life

    Never personally lived in a dorm, live close enough to drive to campus. I would have rather stayed in a dorm my freshman year and had the true college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The school academically is good, it is a high ranked college. You have to get used to university life before you decide you don't want to do it and give up.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there is a community college in your area, do your general education there but make sure the credits can transfer, and if possible to do dual credits in high school.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school if you are serious about making something out of your life. The environment is good for students to be around. Cant judge it on the negative things that has happened, but by all the good things that has come out of it.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I had Starbucks when I visited, but besides that I haven't had food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms yet, but most of them seem nice for college dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended yet.

    In three sentences

    I visited WKU and fell in love with it! The campus was beautiful and there are so many opportunities. They have tons of study abroad options too.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WKU has awesome security on campus. I have been on many other campus's and I think that Western has them beat. There are many emergency buttons throughout campus, as well as our campus police department. At night if you do not want to walk alone you can call WKUPD and they will come to you and walk you to wherever you need to go. 5 stars!

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Omega Phi Alpha, the service sorority here on campus. We do not have a house, which makes our dues rather low and affordable. If you are thinking about going greek do it! It is an amazing feeling to be apart of something much bigger than yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! I am a firm believer in that college is what you make of it. The more that you get involved the more friends that you will make. I am involved in a sorority and Habitat For Humanity. There are too many organizations and clubs to get involved in on campus for one to be bored!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone with an open mind! Come one, come all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hill! If you have ever been on campus you know what I am talking about. Needless to say you get a great workout going to class.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from Indiana, and I always wanted to go out-of-state. Finding a place that was in my price range and out-of-state was difficult. Since I live in the county that the city of Indianapolis is located in I ended up getting half off of out-of-state tuition. It ended up being affordable! Just because you're out of state do not give up because something looks to be expensive on the outside. Do your research!

    What to do for fun

    Although Bowling Green is a small town you can make your own fun! There is always something to do, and if there isn't Nashville is only an hour away!

    Food and Dining

    College food is college food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Pearce Ford Tower, or better known as, PFT. I was one of the lucky ones who ended up with the 3rd floor. I had a great floor, an awesome roommate, and an even better RA. Dorm life is great because you never have to be alone or bored, there is always someone around! However, my roommate and I made the mistake our first semester of allowing everyone to come in and out of our room whenever they pleased. I didn't have a problem with it until finals rolled around. It's almost like no one got it. Second semester has been better. Always remember to have the balance between school and social life!

    Academic Rigor

    Go to class and you will be fine! Seriously though, I know that everyone says it but go to class. Most of the time if you don't go to class your grades will reflect.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an incoming freshman student, get involved! College is what you make it. Therefore, do not be scared to join clubs, go to games, rush a fraternity or sorority, and to make friends! Also, go to class and do your homework. First and foremost you are in college to get an education.

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University has been one of the most amazing experiences. If you are looking for a college experience that a big school has to offer but with small size classrooms than this is the school for you!

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great police on campus as well as stations for you to run to in case of emergency. They have lights and buttons to push if you need them. The campus is well lit for travels at night. Parking is a little sketchy at times, but not really bad. We have transit system on campus that is excellent!

    Greek Life

    Not involved in them but they are very active on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    The sports programs are on the rise as well as the Fine Arts programs. Each one is top notch with some excellent students in them.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is going to find something they enjoy at Western Kentucky. Lots of organizations to get involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Big Red is our mascot and to some he looks like a Big Red Blob, but he is much more than that. He represents the Western heritage. A lot of the buildings are original and hold a lot of history. There is a Western History class offered on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money, this school is beyond great. The tuition is some of the cheapest in the state for a 4 year University and it is growing by leaps and bounds every single year.

    What to do for fun

    Preston Center has canoes and kayaks to rent as well as a fully accessible pool and gym. Bowling Green is an excellent town and there is plenty to do. Bowling to Mini-Golf, BG has it.

    Food and Dining

    Western offers some great places to eat on campus and they are all clean and priced very well. Fresh Foods in the Downing Student Union is excellent. Also, eateries are dispersed all over campus for ease of access.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus, but I strongly suggest that you do. The experience is something I regret not getting.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are pretty established in teaching at the University level. They know what they want from their students, and they expect the best. They are all willing to help wherever they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work. This is college so expect papers, tests, and quizzes. Overall this is an excellent school with a great history behind it. GET INVOLVED!

    In three sentences

    Western Kentucky University is an excellent University. It is centered around helping each student achieve his/her best. The different Schools within this University are all very well established and well known.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    This may seem sort of specific, but Western has an excellent drama program that frequently puts on performances. I'd recommend going to see those. On a more broad note, there are tons of intramural sports to get involved in (I believe there's a list on Western's website). If sports aren't your thing, the list of other clubs, activities or organizations goes on and on. From film club, to CREW (christian outreach program), to chess club, there is literally something for everybody!

    Food and Dining

    The food is exceptional. I wouldn't call it five-star dining, but there's enough variety at Western's cafeteria to keep you coming back every day. If you still get bored there's always Topper Cafe, which has a Subway, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, and several other nice places, not to mention the plethora of restaurants in Bowling Green. To put it simply, you really can't run out of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is average for those seeking regular dorms. I'd say the only high point here for freshmen is Minton Hall (the honors dorm strictly for freshmen), but even then it's not so hot compared to some of the other honors dorms I've seen on other campuses. You have to use a community bathroom, but it gets better with time. As you progress each year at Western, better and better dorms become available to you, so I wouldn't worry too much about this one.

    Academic Rigor

    Western has plenty of opportunity for people looking to push their academic horizons. I myself am in the honors college, in which you're required to take at least 3 credit hours of honors classes each semester. For those not in the honors college, there are still loads of classes to take for people looking to max out on their credit hours every semester. You really can't run out of stuff to take! There will always be different classes at Western to solidify your education yet challenge your thinking at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! After attending the ATP Freshmen Orientation there in late March, I realized there are so many activities, especially in the realm of intermural sports. Even if you're not on a varsity team of some kind, you can still get involved in the sport or program you love by starting a club or joining one that already exists.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, Western is just a well-rounded college. It has something for everyone, and that's no understatement! I would highly recommend this college for someone who is going in undecided.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sororities, organizations

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for dorms early.

    In three sentences

    WKU offers many career options. The campus is small enough to provide a close knit feel. The university is always improving.

  • 09/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue call buttons all over campus as well as campus police. If you feel like you need to be escorted back to your dorm at night, there is a number you can call and a police officer will come walk with you. I've never felt unsafe here.

    Greek Life

    I didn't go Greek but a lot of people did and I've heard it's awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of opportunities to get involved with things like campus ministries, clubs, and intramural sports. Just pay attention during the first couple weeks of classes!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just the hill, the reason we're called the hilltoppers is that the college sits on a super steep, super long hill.

    Bang for the buck

    College is bound to be expensive these days, but Western has lots of great scholarship opportunities available. It's truly a great school with great professors and great community.

    What to do for fun

    Go to GAD's doughnuts, its small, local, and super fun. Go to downtown Bowling Green, it's a pretty sweet little town. Get involved with clubs and intramural sports!

    Food and Dining

    The food options are okay. There is a school cafeteria type thing called Fresh, which is less than impressive. However, there are also better alternatives like Subway, Chik-fil-a, Panda Express, and a few others that are on campus and you can use meal plans to eat at those places as well!

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms! I currently live in Minton Hall which is the honors dorm. There is such a great sense of community. (and the showers aren't all that bad either!)

    Academic Rigor

    As of right now, I'm in all general education courses, so it feels like all of my classes are pretty easy. However, I will be entering the Nursing major which I've heard is pretty rigorous here, we'll see!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful when you start to schedule classes, going up and down the hill is definitely a work out! But make sure to at least pay a visit here, it's really an incredible campus.

    In three sentences

    Western is awesome! It's a beautiful campus with a lot of cool opportunities to get involved. Classes are mostly smaller (I have around 30 in all of mine) which makes it even better!

  • 09/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports on South Lawn. Nicely Center is open to students. Basketball Courts, Pool, and Workout Stations are scattered throughout the building.

    Food and Dining

    Newly built facility. Fresh Foods Company, Starbucks, Chich-fil-A and Subway are all a part of the building. Everything is cheap and there is always a place to sit.

    Dorm Life

    Out of all the people I have met 8 out of 10 suggest that you get a dorm because they are great. Greek life can offer you small scholarships to help pay if you can't. Overall I think it would behoove you to be in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most students I have met say that the work is not an overload. Students say the professors also will speak with you about opprotunities to get grades up. Overall work is not a big thing there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely think you should visit the campus. Students will show you that you want to attend right then. DUC is awesome there.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus. Small university with a great atmosphere. Like a family.

  • 09/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are quite a few frats/sororities, but I don't care about rushing so I couldn't tell you anything about them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Red Towel: At every football and basketball game when a goal is scored we wave a red handtowel 'round and 'round. We keep red towels in our rooms, we have them in the book store, and when someone affiliated with the university travels on somewhere else, whether as current representative or alumni, they take a towel and take a photograph with it to mark the reach of WKU, all over the world. Coach E.A Diddle had the first red towel; he wiped sweat and blood with it, bit it, threw it, waved it. It became an emblem iconic to the legacy of both his legendary career and the future of Western Kentucky as a whole.

    What to do for fun

    The Preston Center has a great workout facility, with workout and yoga classes free for students, as well as access to a swimming pool, basketball courts, running tracks, and assorted intramural sports teams. There are innumerable nooks amd quiet spots for reading or relaxing around campus, and the library is extensive.

    Dorm Life

    This doesn't apply to me currently as I commute from my parent's home, so it's based solely on experience from others that I know of. It also depends on which dorm you're in.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on whether or not you are enrolled in the Honors College; for me I am so regular classes don't present as much of a challenge to me as do Honors courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Download the iWKU app, it's so helpful in navigating campus, especially if you plan on using the transit system! -Be open-minded; there are a lot of international students and that can be intimidating or jst odd at first, but be friendly and talk to them! They're usually very sweet and love to learn from you as much as you from them. -Learn good study habits/use the library! USE IT! -If class is boring and doesn't challenge you go anyways. Give your GPA the best boost you can starting off and it will help you later on as classes get harder.

    In three sentences

    WKU is a memorable university experience on a campus that is filled to the brim with spirit and fervor. The campus itself is beautiful and secluded yet readily accessible to the rest of Bowling Green, and the professors exceed adequate expectations for instruction in their respective fields. The opportunities to apply yourself abroad, both during study and on faculty-led excursions, especially deem WKU an educational asset to anyone intending to take their post-college career to international heights.