WKU Description

Western Kentucky University, off of College Heights Blvd in Bowling Green, has over 170 amazing undergraduate and 50 graduate school fields of study to choose from.

Some of the many interesting offerings at WKU include advertising, dental hygiene, early childhood education, economics, graphic design, health care administration, nursing, paralegal studies, performing arts, women’s studies, zoology, and more.

For the quintessential college experience, look no further than the amazing campus facilities and events of WKU. The Hilltoppers’ football team was recently promoted to Division 1-A, allowing them to compete for national bowls and titles.

Western Kentucky University also has international appeal with study-abroad programs and the Chinese Flagship program, which integrates the learning of the Chinese language into a student’s education for those interested in international careers.

Financial aid is available to eligible students at WKU the form of grants, student employment, loans, veterans’ benefits, tuition waivers, and scholarships. The school itself offers academic scholarships, alumni grants, departmental scholarships and Kentucky state assistance.

Job fairs and employment preparation seminars aren’t the only career services you can expect from the career center. Employers often post job leads on the website board, exclusive to WKU students. Internships are also available to students looking to gain work experience in their fields of choice.

Quick Facts about Western Kentucky University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

Hilltoppers, Lady Toppers

Nickname

WKU

Website

www.wku.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,084

Out-of-State Tuition

$20,016

Retention Rate

74%

Enrollment

20,023

Year Established

1906

WKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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  6 reviews
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1 star
  1 review

86% of students gave Western Kentucky University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

After transferring into Western Kentucky University with an Associate's Degree from a technical college, I found the faculty at Western much more friendly and helpful. Admission was easily accomplished with help from the staff, and the transition was most definitely a smooth one. The financial aid office was definitely much more friendly and "student friendly" than the prior school I attended. When a problem arose, the staff was quick to correct the problem, often within just an hour or so.

Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating:
1

Detailed Ratings

Overall WKU is not a college I would recommend going to. They keep going up in price of attendence every semester and its not worth it. They discriminated against me after I filed an appleal to go back and my son was very sick at the time and needed me. They truely suck as a University. No one working there knows what they're talking about and so you can be lead astray very easily. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE NOT WKU!!!!!!! YOU CAN FIND A BETTER UNIVERSITY FOR THE PRICE AND THEY ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS SUCCEEDING!!!!!

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WKU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
16,947
Freshman Class
3,377
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
20,023

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
85%
Graduate
15%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
97%
Part-Time
3%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
82%
Out-of-State
18%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
10%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
85%
Latino
1%
Other
3%

Students State Origin

Kentucky
82%
Tennessee
9%
Indiana
3%
Other
6%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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