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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

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Overview

Western Kentucky University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bowling Green, KY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY  42101
United States
Contact Phone: 270-745-0111

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Production Operations, General Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural Technology/technician Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Molecular Genetics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Photojournalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
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Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Housing And Human Environments, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Arabic Language And Literature Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Sports Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Meteorology Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Reserve Officer Training Corps (Jrotc, Rotc) Associate Bachelors
Army ROTC, Military Science And Operations Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,245
Applied
8,019
Accepted
15,895
Enrolled
97%
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Female Admissions

5,255
Females Applied
5,141
Females Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,990
Males Applied
2,878
Males Accepted
96%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Minimun high school GPA
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum of 2.0 unweighted high school GPA, Composite Admission Index (CAI) score of at least 60

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 620
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 19 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,802
In-state
26,496
Out-of-state
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Fees

10,044
Room & board
6,198
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

15,492
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,465
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,335
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,907
Avg. Loan Aid
5,490
Avg. Grant Aid
5,856
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
18%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

15,895
Total Undergrad students
24%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (39.89%)
Female (60.11%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Big Red's Roar (Homecoming pep rally), CAB-OOM Spring Festival and Football Tailgating

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Campus Ministries and Residence Hall Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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