Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
98%
Acceptance Rate
8,574
Students Applied
95%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
855
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
55
95%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1150
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
580
Reading
25th
500
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
34%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
45
Top 50%
74
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
1207
$30k - $48k
69
$48k - $75k
20
$75k - $110k
6
$110k+
6

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-495-8463
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
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.
Brooke from Lexington, KY
Great place for your undergraduate degree, but if your not a small town person don't come here.
Ashley from Louisville, KY
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.
Brenda from Bowling Green, KY
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.
Lydia from Louisville, KY
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!
Shaniequa from Bowling Green, KY, KY
Go online and learn about WKU, then put your feet on campus to see what its like in person. When you arrive, take advantage of all WKU has to offer - socially and academically. Finally, when you need help, WKU has lots of resources for you. Take advantage of tutoring, guidance, study hours, etc.
M from Indiana
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.
Kaitlyn from Louisville, KY
- 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.
Alyson from Bowling Green, KY
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.
Cameran from Campbellsburg, KY

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