1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576 270-745-2551
http://www.wku.edu admission@wku.edu
About Western Kentucky University
  • Year of Foundation 1906
  • Size of Campus 235 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 15,967
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57% 43% 15%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $7,560 In state, $18,840 Out-of-state
  • Room and Board $6,600
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 16,436
On March 21, 1906, the Kentucky General Assembly approved legislation to establish two teacher training institutions, or "normal schools," in the state. A locating commission chose Bowling Green to be the site of one, and the Western Kentucky State Normal School was created. WKU welcomes you to our beautiful campus nestled among the impressive hills of Bowling Green, Ky. Please visit our Welcome Center located in the Kentucky Building upon your arrival to campus to obtain information, maps, parking passes, event information and more.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 7%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Men of Western, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Students & Scholars Assoc. , International Club, Latin-American Student Association, N. A. A. C. P. , Taiwanese Student Association, Western's Korean Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 16
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Step Show, Concerts, Comedians, Hot Topics, Cultural Enhancement Series, Passport to Wellness, Mainstage Theatre
  • Number of students in fraternities 16
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Phi Alpha (German), Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality Association), Eta Sigma Gamma (Public Health), Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key, Honors Club, Kappa Delta Pi (Educa
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 12
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Omega, Bahai Club, Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Newman Center, Chi Alpha, Christian Student Fellowship, Church of Christ Student Center, Collegiate Christian LIfe at WKU, Disciples on Cam
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Bowling Green, Kentucky (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Nashville, Tennessee (65), Louisville, Kentucky (120)
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (53%), women's dorms (32%), men's dorms (15%), special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 77%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 17%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 32%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Museums Kentucky Museum, University Farm, Hardin Planetarium, Mass Media and Technology Hall, Engineering
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 19,805
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,912
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,681,876
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,000
  • Number Of Microforms 2,020,100
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 500
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 6%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Western Kentucky University, US Army, Commonwealth Health Corp, Greenwood Regional Hospital, Jefferson Co Board of Ed (BOE), KY Community & Tech College System,Hopkins CO BOE, Muhlenberg Co BOE, Ohio CO BOE,T.J. Sampson Community Hospital, US Postal Servi
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Tennessee State University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years 64%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,365
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