Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University is a 4-year public institution with campus perched atop a hill. WKU is home to six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 101 academic majors and 111 minors. The university also hosts the Colonnade Program, a group of general education core courses designed for all incoming First Year students. In addition to classroom space, the WKU campus includes the Downing Student Union featuring a space for pageants and lectures. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
74%
Out of State Students
23%
0
100
95%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1047
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
20,257
Total Number of Undergrads
17,656
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,817
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$10,602
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,496
0
100
23%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,087
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
353
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Bowling Green
Louisville
Nashville
Owensboro
Lexington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
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.
Brooke from Lexington, KY
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.
Josh from White House, TN

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