Location
Bowling Green, KY
Undergrads
14,315
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 1308 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Academics: Best program in the area - excellent professors, demanding standards.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems to get along great. Everyone is there to help each other and better their education. Students intrest are about country life.

3 College Senior

Majors: My program does a lot of IVS classes through the main college. I wish that they had more classes with a teacher on sight. The workload is pretty moderate. Faculty is pretty good. Majority of them are there to help you.

3 College Senior

Majors: A typical internship would be like a job. You would get paid the minimum amout that they pay their employees. You would be treated like a normal employee. I feel that finding internships is very difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at WKU is very prominent, you can't go anywhere on campus without seeing someone wearing their letters. While I can't speak for all non-Greeks, I myself wish campus was Greek-free, so that the student population would feel less segregated. Greeks have their own houses and dorm buildings on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city my college is located in is definitely a college town. Bowling Green, KY is full of Southern hospitality, including student discounts at local stores and restaurants. Bowling Green has a little something for everyone, including baseball games in the summer, a train museum, the corvette museum, bars downtown for nightlife, and the most restaurants per captive in the country. We have a mall, two movie theaters, and two Wal-Marts. Not only is there recreational sports on campus, but several different parks located in town.

5 College Freshman

Academics: They have the only honors college in Kentucky.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: It is pretty liberal here. People are usually easily accepted.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: In owingsville, ky there are plenty of wooded areas and trees which makes for nice scenery. It's a very small, quiet town. There is not much to do for fun here.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Sports at WKU are FOOTBALL! Everyone is crazy about the team. I have heard a little about the basketball teams too but not much.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I only know the ones in the nursing program. Some are too immature and others are very serious about their future.

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1 College Senior

Campus Dining: South campus only has one food option. The food is very limited but edible when you don't have time to leave campus.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I was never given any information on scholarships. Only financial aid that I will have to pay back.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I think that everything is very responsible and pretty good cost.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are more girls than guys and people seem happy and open to meet with each other.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The administration is very supportive and discreet about reporting violations.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The is a zero tolerance policy for drinking on campus in public. The visitors policy is pretty lax.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: i love being a part of greek life on campus. Greek life is a big part of the social scene on campus and it's a great way to meet people. I think that many non-greeks have a positive or neutral view on greeks but I know there are some that have a negative view. Most greek organizations have houses and also the top sororities on campus share a dorm called Meredith Hall.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Every student is different, theres no typical college student on campus which is another great reason to love it.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I think it's great that campus is 20,000+ in size yeat it feels like a small town, eeryone knows everyone. Campus life is awesome and there is always something going on.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The dorms could use some updating but campus is constantly growing and improving aesthetically. There is a greath athletic center on campus, the new student center just opened, theres plenty of green space to relax outdoors, and theres always something to do. It's great to see people you know all over campus, and its great to see alumni that are eager to come back year after year for events like homecoming.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love WKU. I love the spirit, I love the support and family atmosphere, I love the opportunities both campus wide and international, I love the people I've met, and the experiences I've had because of WKU. I would absolutely choose to go to WKU if I had the chance to do it all over again.

3 College Junior

Weather: The only time weather affects campus is the rare occasion that we get a lot of snow or ice. Most students commute so when roads get slick it is difficult to make it to campus safely.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I think that alcohol is very visible on campus, but drugs probably not as much. Students have pretty much unlimited access to alcohol from upperclassmen. The only drug problems that I have noticed are adderal and marijuana. Adderal is worse around finals week when people are trying to focus more on studying, and marijuana is present all the time but its not out in the open as much as adderal, I think people try to be more discrete.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: I love that there are so many options on campus in regards to location. Students can go to Chikfila, Subway, Popeyes, Papa Johns, Steak and Shake, Panda Express, Izzi's Mexican, Einstein's Bagels, Salad Works, Starbucks, Bene Pasta, Fresh Food Company, Froyo, etc... While the location options are great, the options available when purchasing with a meal plan arent as great. Each location only gives students a few options that can be purchased with a meal swipe, if students prefer other options they must use other currency such as meal plan dollars, big red dollars, or cash. That can be inconvenient, but overall campus dining has been great.

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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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