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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY
University Website: www.wku.edu
Apply Online: www.wku.edu/atwku/admissions.php
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Coordinates: 36°59′14.90″N 86°27′10.80″W / 36.9874722°N 86.4530000°W / 36.9874722; -86.4530000

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier.

WKU has a student body of over 21,000 students. Its main campus is in the midst of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction and renovation. Since 1997, dormitories have been renovated, new academic and athletic buildings have been finished, with more construction under way. The university also has placed a premium on creating a park-like atmosphere, with parking lots on the interior of the 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus replaced with green spaces, trees and central landscaping known as Centennial Mall.

The main campus sits atop the highest point in south-central Kentucky, a hill with a commanding view of the Barren River valley. The campus flows from the top of College Heights, also known as The Hill, down its north, south and west faces. WKU also operates satellite campuses in Bowling Green (WKU South Campus Academic Wing) and regionally in Glasgow, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox and Owensboro.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $20,016.00 avg tuition

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Apply online Admissions:
www.wku.edu/atwku/admissions.php
Financial Aid:
www.wku.edu/financialaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Western Kentucky University

Statistics:
Applied 7,993
Admitted 7,393 92%
Enrolled total 3,377
Full Time: 3,284
Part Time 93
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 430 550
SAT Math 430 580
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 73%
4-year graduation rate 22%
6-year graduation rate 49%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Western Kentucky University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $8,084.00 $8,084.00 $20,016.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $337.00 $337.00 $834.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $9,780.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $445.00 $445.00 $489.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $7,320.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,600.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $40.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 96%
Percent receiving grant aid 92%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,022.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 60%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,700.00

Western Kentucky University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Agricultural Production Operations, General X
Agriculture, General X X
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architectural Technology/Technician X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
Folklore Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biotechnology X
Molecular Genetics X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Management Information Systems, General X
Management Science X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Organizational Leadership X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Broadcast Journalism X
Journalism X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
Organizational Communication, General X
Photojournalism X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Information Technology X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching X
Art Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X X
Education, General X
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Reading Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels X
Technical Teacher Education X
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education X
ENGINEERING
Civil Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD X
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering/Industrial Management X
Industrial Technology/Technician X
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Apparel and Textiles, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X
Community Health and Preventive Medicine X
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist X X
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) X
Environmental Health X
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X X
Public Health, General X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Assistant/Paralegal X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X X
LIBRARY SCIENCE
Library and Information Science X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General X X
Sports Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Meteorology X X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Counseling Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
School Psychology X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Applied Economics X
Criminology X
Economics, General X
Geographic Information Science and Cartography X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music Performance, General X
Music, Other X

Scholarships for Students in Kentucky

Name Amount Deadline
Marvin D. Mills Scholarship Varies January 15, 2017
NEWH Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Varies September 30, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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