Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY
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Isabella B.
2 months ago
How do students receive work-study at Western Kentucky University?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Isabella! Our apologies for the delayed response! Student employment at WKU is applicable to any student who has a current FAFSA on file. Our student employment positions are similar to work study but you will be paid like a regular part0-time job (direct deposit). Students can work up to 20 hours per week on campus. For more information regarding student employment at WKU, be sure to visit https://www.wku.edu/financialaid/studentemployment/. I hope this information helps and please let us know if you have any additional questions!
Karis B.
3 months ago
Does Western Kentucky University offer any cultural clubs or programs for minority students?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Karis! Thank you for reaching out! We apologize for the delay in response! We have over 350 registered student organizations here at WKU. We do have quite a few cultural based clubs, such as HOLAS (Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Students) and QSU (Queer Student Union). For a full list of our clubs and organizations, be sure to visit https://www.wku.edu/studentorgs/rso-directory/index.php. Let us know if you have any additional questions!
Karis B.
3 months ago
How does Western Kentucky University support LGBTQ+ students?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Karis! Our apologies for the delayed response. Here at WKU we have several campus resources designed specifically for our LGBTQ+ student population. We have our Pride Center on campus, that provides on-campus support for LGBTQ+ students and also houses our Queer Student Union and Trans support group on campus. We also have our Topper Pride Alumni chapter that seeks to identify alumni, faculty, and staff support for our LGBTQ+ students. For more information, be sure to visit https://www.wku.edu/isec/pride/. Let us know of any other questions!
Marlinda V.
3 months ago
How many credits do I need to graduate from WKU?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Marlinda! Our apologies for the delayed response. Typically, our majors require at least 120 credit hours to graduate with an undergraduate degree from WKU. While full time status is 12 credit hours per semester (4 classes) most students will take at least 15 credit hours per semester (5 classes to graduate in the 4 year time span. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Evan M.
4 months ago
What are the differences between honors students and non-honors students at WKU?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Evan! Our apologies for the delayed response! Students who are a part of our Mahurin Honors College will be able to engage in honors sections of certain courses within their major that allow them to work on more collaborative or research-based projects within their major to help them think outside the box with their areas of study. Any major across the board is eligible to be a part of our Mahurin Honors College. For more information, be sure to visit https://www.wku.edu/honors/. Let us know if you have any additional questions!
Christina B.
4 months ago
What are the choices of meal plans that WKU has to offer?
Western Kentucky University
Hi Christina! Our apologies for the delayed response! We offer ceveral different meal plans to our students ranging from 10 meals per week to unlimited meals per week. For a full list of our meal plan options, be sure to visit https://www.wku.edu/wkurg/oncampus.php. Let us know if you have any additional questions!

Majors offered at Western Kentucky University

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Western Kentucky University

980-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-27
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (97% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Western Kentucky University demographics

79% White
8% Black
4% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Western Kentucky University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Electrical Engineer80k
Human Resources (HR) Manager66k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)57k
Senior Accountant54k
Operations Manager52k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist51k
Account Manager48k
Based on 8,463 student responses
46.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
83kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Kentucky University

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Student reviews of Western Kentucky University

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100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Beautiful campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Commuter-friendly
Close to activities in a city

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the campus. It is beautiful, especially in the springtime when everything is blooming.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The line to get something to eat at DSU is very long and the food right now is not as good as it has been in the past.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the people, both students, and professors. I always found the professors in the science department to be super helpful. They were always willing to work with me.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

We need more food options on the other side of campus, they are all in one general area.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The military student services are a great resource for veterans and are very happy to help you with anything they can.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The university forces all full-time students to pay for a flex meal plan, even if they are in their 30s, married, and have their own home.

selena rios
Hiking And Backpacking
Weightlifting
Swimming
Running + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

There are many opportunities at WKU, I believe every student and every major/minor is treated equally. To the staff, there is no degree better than the next. They all want everyone to succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My classes have been spread out and when you consider "the hill" on campus it can be very tiresome, but there are buses available and several bus stops on campus and the buses run every few minutes.

Allie Feldhaus
Stocks And Investing
Travel And Tourism
Mental Health
Cheerleading + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Western Kentucky has an amazing campus experience along with several resources for students to easily access and help them excel in their time at the university!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't have anything that specifically comes to mind!

Esther Briggs
Painting and Studio Art
Singing
Music
Art + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have loved the experience here at WKU. Tutors and academic help are almost always available, (most of) the professors are very kind and understanding, and it's been the perfect environment to grow spiritually and socially. The food is not the best in all honesty, but it could be worse. It's available at least.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware that some professors are mean. That's just how college is. Also, be aware that the dorms can have mold, so report that to house and residence life right away. That's really it. Also if you like eating healthy, be prepared to buy groceries.

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