Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

WKU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Honors, theme, and Living/Learning housing.
Room & Board Expenses $7,320
Living On-Campus 31%
Living Off-Campus 69%

WKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

57% of students gave Western Kentucky University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

College Life Rating

A casual, safe, secure and enjoyable campus. Well taken care of, clean and easy to navigate. There are plenty of activities, organizations and clubs, for students of any type. As a non-traditional student, they have a wonderful department to help me return to college and achieve my goals. This has been more helpful than anything, and I was informed of the organization immediately upon inquiring about enrollment. It definitely helped take the fear out of the return to college life.


Former Student - Last Attended 2010

College Life Rating

SUCKS!!!!! People are so snotty at WKU. They think if your not rich then you don't belong. You can find much better colleges that don't judge you by how much money you have or how you look. WKU is overrated. There have been rapes and murders on campus I don't know how many times. It's not safe. DON'T GO TO WKU!!!!!!


WKU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(270) 745-2548
Medical Center Emergency Department
(270) 781-3910
Campus Police
1603 Ave of Champions, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1050

WKU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Hilltoppers, Lady Toppers
School Song: Stand Up And Cheer
School Colors: red and white
Official Athletics Site: www.wkusports.com
Athletic Facilities activities center, arena, natatorium, stadium, weight room
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Sun Belt Conference
Basketball: Sun Belt Conference
Baseball: Sun Belt Conference
Track: Sun Belt Conference

Athletics Department at Western Kentucky University

Athletic Director Name
Ross Bjork
Athletic Department Email
ross.bjork@wku.edu

WKU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 18
Number of Sororities: 13
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 10%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 9%
Military Programs
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Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

WKU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: career counseling, job search strategies, job vacancy listings, web services.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment

Other Services at Western Kentucky University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Ken Perry, PGA Tour winner
  • John Carpenter, film director, founder, Duncan Hines.

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