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Western Kentucky University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
17,459
Total Undergrads
Including 4,162 Part-time
3,136
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 57 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $160,380)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $81,068)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 79 69 Yes -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 14 12 - Yes
Football 104 - - Yes
Golf 13 10 - -
Soccer - 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 30 29 - -
Tennis 12 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 10.5%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 82.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 116
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 73
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brooke from Lexington, KY
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-17-2012 Read More
  • Brian from Mc Kee, KY
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Oct-15-2012 Read More
  • Haley from Madisonville, KY
  • 3
  • 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. …

  • Sep-21-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Kailen from Goshen, KY
  • Jun-07-2015 I am a current student here

    The food here is great! I enjoy all of the food on campus, but the downfall is there are not enough choices. You may look at the school and see a lot of food options, but when that's what you are eating every day you get in a routine of trying to not eat the same meal in one day. If there were more options with better food hours than it would be perfect. Food quality, all of it is fantastic! No complaints for that!

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  • 3
  • Natalie from Bowling Green, KY
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food choices are good, but get tiring. There are not enough healthy food options available for a meal swipe, or at easy access. Subway's lines are always very long, and the healthier restaurants are at the top of the hill or in Fresh...Fresh is decent, depending on the day you go.

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  • 5
  • Logan from Bowling Green, KY
  • Sep-14-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    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.

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  • 3
  • Elizabeth from Florence, KY
  • Sep-10-2014 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 5
  • Mason from Somerset, KY
  • May-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    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.

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  • 5
  • Zachary from Franklin, KY
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kailen from Goshen, KY
  • Jun-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big at Western! This is probably the best way to keep busy if you are looking to be busy. They are always doing great things for their philanthropy and for the school. Also, they put on a lot of shows that are open to all to see.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from White House, TN
  • Oct-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't have much experience with the Greek life, other than I know they are very involved and can help you get acquainted to campus life.

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  • 0
  • MaKayla from Indianapolis, IN
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Chelsey from Louisville, KY
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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!

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