Location
Bowling Green, KY
Undergrads
14,315
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 1218 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Computers: Computers are good, but the labs have a tendency to get full at times. Printing is top-notch. Wireless access is great.

4 College Junior

Academics: The teachers are great, the job opportunities are good, the work is difficult, and it is easy to join. I love the program.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. the job opportunities are numerous, the teachers are great, and my classmates are fantastic. If only I had joined sooner...

4 College Junior

Majors: Just had to join the major to get it. Not difficult, and they are looking for more members. Would recommend.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Did well enough when I was in high-school to get financial aid, but a rotating class schedule all but assured that my scholarship would expire before I graduate. I'm currently in the process of applying for more aid. Not sure how this will go, but it appears aid for returning students is slim.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus, so I am unaware of the total effect Health and Safety have here.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Bowling Green does not have a bustling scene, but the city is large enough that everyone can find something to do, and Nashville is close enough that there are things to do.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the small college feel, but my lack of outreach into the social scene due to a focus on my studies means that I might not have had the full college experience.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are people of all different beliefs, orientations, and backgrounds. Everyone seems to get along well, and there are no obvious challenges people face.

College Junior

Greek Life: Due to my decision to abstain from Greek life, as well as a lack of interest, I do not have enough knowledge to thoroughly address this topic.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys and guys tend to vary in all of the aforementioned categories, and that variety makes it interesting.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking at Western Kentucky University is atrocious. On-campus lots are at a premium, with spots filled even before the first 8 AM classes begin. Off-campus parking involves parallel parking on busy streets on an incline, and I have had instances where I had to walk 3 blocks to get a parking space.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing surrounding the college varies, with some apartments downtown that are upscale, yet pricey, while cheaper options are also nearby, with the cons of being directly adjacent to railroad tracks and near a rough part of town.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Westerns campus is all about the varsity sports such as baseball, basketball, and football

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off campus housing, and the university is very open about helping you find a place to stay

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: THE CAMPUS POLICE ARE THERE AND VERY HELPFUL.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed because I am not on campus at night and have not had anyone say anything to me about it

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Not sure but a little pricey.

4 College Senior

Computers: Not bad at all mass media is great.

2 College Senior

Weather: Campus never calls campus off in bad weather.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: It is smaller, but big enough that it is not too fast pace.

College Senior

Nightlife: I really don't have time for parties I have two work all the time to make ends meet.

College Senior

Greek Life: I have no idea about these things. I have never been interested.

College Senior

Athletics: I have never really been interested in sports maybe because I am a non traditional student, so I don't have time for things like that because I work full time and go to school full time. Have to make ends meet finically.

5 College Senior

Academics: I enjoy my field the most because we strive for social justice, human rights, and human needs. We are working to make the world a better place.

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Henry Hardin Cherry Hall
Henry Hardin Cherry Hall
Henry Hardin Cherry Hall Henry Hardin Cherry Hall The official top of "the Hill," one of the most recognized spots on our campus is that of Cherry Hall, named for our first president, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry. Home to English, History, Philosophy & Religious Studies. Because English and History courses are gen ed requirements, chances are you will have a class (or classes) in this historic building your first year on the Hill.
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Though most people don't choose WKU as their dream school, most students are still satisfied with their choice to attend. The University may have its problems with little things around campus (like parking), but as far as universities go, students know that overall they have it pretty good.

When asked whether they would do it all over again, many say that they would still choose Western. WKU really becomes home to many students over the course of their time spent in Bowling Green, and there are tons of opportunities to do anything they choose. The atmosphere—featuring lots of experiences to get involved with infused with a sense of belonging—is really what makes Western unique.

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