Western Kentucky University

Address:
1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Phone:
270-745-0111
Website:
http://www.wku.edu
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About Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate17,645
 Graduate3,067
 Total20,712
GenderFemale57%
 Male43%
Student Age% Under 2570%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time72%
 % Part-time28%
Race/Ethnicity% White82.9%
 % Black10.4%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino1.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown1.2%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal7,757
 % Admitted95%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled46%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT3%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math430 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,560
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,840
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans52%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,543
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,687
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Bowling Green Area

Median Age27.2
Median Household Income$33,072
Total Population57,323
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.3% 52.7%
 Age 0-948.4%51.6%
 Age 10-1752.3%47.7%
 Age 18-2447.4%52.6%
 Age 25-2954.3%45.7%
 Age 30-3948.7%51.3%
 40+46.8%53.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.0%
 % Black14.6%
 % Asian4.1%
 % Latino6.2%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.9%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,543
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$497
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50038.7%46.7%15.4%
 $500 to $74935.4%49.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9994.6%3.7%16.8%
 Over $100021.3%0.7%2.8%
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