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Western Kentucky University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

20,178 Students

95% Admitted

  • 20,257 full time
  • 5,950 part time
  • 6,408 men full time
  • 7,820 women full time
  • 8,462 applied
  • 7,897 admitted
  • 3,136 enrolled

17,656 Undergraduates

$9,912 Tuition/Year

  • 2,719 Graduates
  • 2,324 Non-Degree
  • $9,912 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $8,343 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Red and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brian from Mc Kee, KY
  • 0
  • Western Kentucky University is an excellent university that offers the amenities of a large university with the feel of a small, regional college; especially if you are a student in…

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  • Brooke from Lexington, KY
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  • 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 &…

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  • Haley from Madisonville, KY
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  • Western Kentucky University has the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. We have plenty of clubs and facilities for everyone on campus to find thier niche. There is no…

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  • Brandyn from Owensboro, KY
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  • The campus is the most aesthetically pleasing, though it is also at the cost of a plethora of plant life being removed prematurely. Western Kentucky would receive a 7/10, which…

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  • Taylor from Danville, KY
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  • Western Kentucky University, home of Big Red and the Hilltoppers, is a progressive and diverse University that focuses heavily on academics while simultaneously promoting social interaction. Full of tradition, WKU…

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Mission Statement

Western Kentucky University prepares students to be productive, engaged leaders in a global society.
It provides service and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituents. WKU is responsible
for stewarding a high quality of life throughout its region.

Western Kentucky University
  • Located in Bowling Green, KY
  • Public
  • 20,178 students enrolled
  • 95% admitted
  • $9,912 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Justin from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I looked at several different colleges in high school. Once I decided on WKU, I was nervous that maybe I had made the wrong decision. It only took a week on campus for me to realize that I had made the best choice and I instantly fell in love with it. I made a lot of friends very quickly and have had some of the best times of my life, and hopefully there are many more memories to be made. I LOVE WKU!

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  • 5
  • Jennifer from Bowling Green, KY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I know that I will enjoy being close to home, and I love the campus already because I have been on multiple field trips, as well as having spent a week there during FEA camp. I love the campus. It's so beautiful.

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  • 5
  • Erin from hendersonville , TN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have visited WKU several times, recently applied for my apartment and extremely excited about attending this University! It is a gorgeous campus with many opportunities for students to get involved with others and ultimately grow as a person and become a successful part in the work force as well as the lights to the bright future of our country and world.

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  • 4
  • Lydia from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Being from Louisville it was a tough transition coming here to Bowling Green, but as I got more involved and met new and exciting people I opened up more and expanded my thoughts and values on being here. My experience here has been worthwhile and I wouldn't change it for anything.

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