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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5 College Senior

Majors: I love my program because we are very close and have great opportunities to learn about our major. I love my program, my professors, and my class mates.

4 College Senior

Majors: We do not get paid, but I enjoy it because I can apply everything I have learned to in my courses.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Parking is the only issue you need to leave almost an hour before class starts to find a parking place and even then you may not find one after you pay 100.00 for a parking pass. To make matters worse you have to park somewhere your not allowed and then get a 50.00 parking ticket. they make a lot of money off parking.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is fine we have help buttons all around if need we can push if we feel unsafe.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I always get y financial aid, but I have had to do some verification thing twice in a row which was a long process.

4 College Senior

Diversity: We have many diverse back grounds within our community and on our campus. We have a international facility that assist all the refugees coming into Bowling Green. I have had class with two or three individuals from Africa. We also have a large LGBT community. I believe we are very accepting of diverse populations.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is pretty close to campus so that is good, the cost and your experience really depend on your landlord

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Bowling Green has more dining options then they know what to do with, and of all different types of food. If you show your student ID you get a discount and the cost a normal cost anywhere and there are multiple places that stay open late.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bowling green is not to big and not to small. It is the perfect college town. There are lots of people and we love doing on campus activities but there is also plenty to do off campus. We have a mall, music festivals, and beautiful square where many events take place, tons of restaurants with live music, SkyPac, lost river cave and many more!

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I want to live internationally, but BG is great.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Truly a college town when it comes to housing.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus is okay, get friends with cars, or your own.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great, but go off campus for real problems.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you try, WKU is generally reasonable.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very fun, especially football and basketball.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to, you can. If not, no worries.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Bowling Green is very temperate mostly.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of restaurants, not a lot open late or 24/7.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Having a 24/7 computer/printing lab is the best thing for late nights. The wireless access can be very annoying and they also don't allow wireless printers.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Transportation to and from parties provided by the school is very convenient, but you practically have to be in a sorority or fraternity to know or be invited to a party.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of people participate in intramural sports. There are also a lot of people that make their own leagues and teams that play at the gym.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Just this semester alone we have had school days cancelled due to extreme weather. Even if the campus itself doesn't close, the teachers are highly aware of the dangerous weather.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Every public college will have a drinking scene. Western isn't any different but as for my experience there isn't peer pressure just people looking to have a fun, safe time with there friends.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents are paying for my schooling and did not receive any federal aid. The school's online financial aid is a bit confusing but are generous.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: This campus has few people that are accepting of LGBT rights. Mostly everyone has the same religious background and political beliefs. As for ethnic/racial diversity, I would say it's split about 40/60 between black and white.

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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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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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