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Western Kentucky University Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required

Application Fees

$40
Undergrad Application Fee
$40
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
1906 College Heights Blvd Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Phone: (270) 745-2755
Admissions Phone: (270) 745-2551
General Site: www.wku.edu
Admissions: www.wku.edu/admissions/
Western Kentucky University
  • Located in Bowling Green, KY
  • Public
  • 20,178 students enrolled
  • 93% admitted
  • $9,482 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Trey from Fisherville, KY
  • Mar-09-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I highly suggest this school to anyone who wants a fun and academic learning experience.

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  • Taylor from Danville, KY
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    On paper, WKU looks like a large university. It is in numerical size, but not in feeling. Western is a community within itself. Most class sizes are relatively small, and you will come to see familiar faces on your walk to the food court. People at Western, in my experience, are polite and welcoming. The campus itself is unique in the fact that it is not integrated with the city. When coming in as a new student, know that what you put into your time at WKU is what youâ??ll get out of it. The University hosts numerous social events, has many clubs and activities to be involved in, and pushes students academically. By immersing yourself in all of the happenings and services WKU offers, youâ??ll have a fantastic time. Just about anyone you speak to about his or her time on the Hill will say he or she loved it. Bowling Green, the city WKU is located in, is a fantastic college town. Just about any restaurant or store youâ??ll ever need is a short drive or bus ride from campus. Bowling Green is also a large immigrant city, so be prepared to come face-to-face with many ethnicities, languages, and backgrounds. If a bigger city is more your style, Bowling Green is located less than 45 minutes from downtown Nashville. Itâ??s a simple commute if you want to get away with friends for a bit.

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  • Brandyn from Owensboro, KY
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    As a freshman, students are required to purchase a Meal Plan as well as live in the dorms. Do your best to maintain good hygiene, always make it to your 8 am classes, do your homework before you get wrapped up in other things and procrastinate, and keep a positive outlook. The hill will only look steeper the darker your outlook, so try your best to stay positive throughout the year.

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  • Emina from Bowling Green, KY
  • Sep-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking, if you're not use the it the walk up the hill is a bit tough. Also, just be yourself, everyone is really accepting.

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  • Gabrielle from Lexington, KY
  • Aug-06-2015 I am a current student here

    I would recommend that incoming students give themselves 10 to 20 minutes to walk up the hill, depending on the location of your dorm. Get to class 10 minutes early to find a front row seat. I would also recommend studying hard for exams, as they are not that easy. Ask teachers for help and they will help you. Find people to study with, and go to the tutor center if you need additional help.

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