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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors hear are terrific!

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes at night it can be a little worrisome.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Many students enjoy tailgating and attending football games. Football season is a big deal.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am starting my first semester at WKU this spring 2016. I transferred from community college. I am taking 15 hours: 4 online classes and 1 in-person class. I think my classes will be very enriching. This school is close to my home, and I would definitely choose it again.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is class during master plan completely devoted to sexual assault education, and the issue of consent VS non-consent. Students are very informed about steps they can take individually to overcome some of the issues relating to this subject matter.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many different classes you can take. Within each section of education, there are endless possibilities.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: WKU does a great job of giving you the opportunities you need. The decision if your's: either take advantage, or don't.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the residence hall my first two years on campus. I was very pleased by the close proximity to my classes, and to the dining hall.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm indifferent about Greek life here at WKU. I will say that Fiji has an outstanding fraternity, and holds its guys to a very strict standard.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Here at WKU, we care about athletic success. With our history, one cannot deny that we have one of the strongest athletic programs in the nation.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose WKU again, even in hindsight. The leadership at WKU is very good at making their students feel welcomed, cared for, and even supported in many different ways. There is a big push for "commitment to commencement" at WKU...which indicates the passion and care that the teachers and administration are demonstrating.

I have been involved with the local Baptist Campus Ministry, and it's been a great opportunity for me. From serving in little ways to leading worship for the main event, I've always had a home at the BCM at WKU.

I'm planning to study abroad next Winter, and because WKU is very focused on global learning, I have many opportunities to win scholarships and talk to previous study-abroad students. I've realized that NOT studying abroad tends to be the biggest regret of most college students. If I receive this scholarship, the money will go toward my study abroad to Australia, where I hope to study Economics!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm in a sorority and I've been to a few parties. There is definitely a drug presence but I have never felt obligated to partake in it. No one really cares if you do it or not. Its usually more fun to stay sober and laugh at the drunk people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've only been a student for one semester, but I love life on the hill. Professors are hard, as they should be to help yo learn content for your future career. The work load isn't overbearing as long as you take a reasonable schedule.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have blue light system. This means everywhere on campus there are these towers with blue lights on the top and a button. They say if you press the button a police office can be there in 45 seconds. I feel very safe on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I get emails almost daily about available internship and job opportunities.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms could have more space

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: MY experience has been great so far

4 College Junior

Diversity: My school is deemed as one of the top schools "with International Reach." This means we gladly invite and accept students from other countries to come study at Western. So we do have a lot of International students and students of minority, but it is very split still. Most people of the same ethnicity/race stick with one another, but they don't seem to mind that. I don't think many people try to reach out of their ethnic group, but if they did I don't think they would be treated badly. I believe the same goes for students with different political beliefs and religion. Students like this typically hang out with one another, but will not shun someone just because they have different views.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Our campus is considered "dry," therefore alcohol is not allowed. This also means that alcohol is not allowed in dorms. I don't hate this policy, because it does prevent underage drinking, however I don't like the fact that I am 21 and cannot enjoy alcohol in my own room. As for drug use, drugs are either illegal or prescribed, therefore I think the drug policy on campus is very common sense. However I will say that I smelled marijuana down the hall from me in my resident hall before, but I don't know what happened about that (they probably got caught).

As far as peer pressure, I don't think it's that bad on campus. As a Freshman, your peers may think you're "uncool" if you don't drink, but as you get older a lot of people don't care and don't ask.However in Greek life, I can see how you would feel pressured to drink with your Brothers or Sisters.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm sure every housing experience is unpleasant in some way, so I am just going to say my personal bit.

I am in one of the best dorm options on campus, Northeast Hall, which is right in the middle of campus. My dorm is considered an "Upperclassmen" dorm, even though I was given a Freshman as a roommate which made me pretty mad. As a Freshman, I was required to live in Bemis, which is located at the very South side of campus, away from everything. I don't get along with my roommate well as she is more immature than me, therefore I think upperclassmen dorms should ONLY BE FOR UPPERCLASSMEN. Plus my room has a private bathroom, and I think it is unfair that she gets to surpass the experience of a community bathroom like all other Underclassmen get (including myself years ago).

Regarding the best options: Northeast Hall and Southwest hall are both located in the middle of campus, as well as Bates and McLean [all upperclassmen]. Minton is close to the middle and houses the Honors students. I have seen that they have good bonding activities, as Honors students are usually good friends with one another.

Average options: Rodes [all female], McCormack [all male], and Gilbert [all female] are closer to the North-side of campus, but are closer to everything.

Worst options: Pearce Ford Tower (PFT) [all female], Barnes [all male], Bemis [all female], Poland [all male], Keen [male and female split], Zacharias [upperclassmen], and Merideth [upperclassmen all female] Halls are all at the South-side of campus, far from everything.

I have never been in a dorm with a good social atmosphere; most people keep to themselves. However, I have seen it in other dorms such as Minton, PFT, Poland, Barnes, and possibly all other all-male dorms. Every year my RA does attempt to make it happen, but the residents usually do their own thing.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: In the past football season, our team won a Championship title for itself at the Miami Bowl! This placed our team at #25 in the country, which was something we had been waiting for for a while. It was tough after switching football coaches multiple times since I have been here, and I think we found a keeper, Coach Jeff Brohm.

Our sporting patrons, consisting of students, faculty, alumni, and the community, are all full of spirit at our events. Everyone is sure to remember their Red Towel, as this represents the passion we have of playing and attending the sport. The most common sports attended at Western are football and basketball, although our volleyball team is worth mentioning.

Our athletic facility is named the Preston Center, and is a very good and updated place for anyone to go. The only two downfalls I can see about the Preston Center are the location, as it is at the far South-side of campus, and the size. The Preston Center is usually pretty packed, and sometimes the equipment is full.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Western Kentucky is home to me, and I wouldn't pick to be anywhere else in the world. I had the greatest feeling while taking my first tour. This campus is breathtaking and so beautiful. I love the atmosphere on campus when football games are taking place. My first homecoming was one I will not forget. Most importantly why I would choose my school over again if I could would be the people. Everyone is so welcoming and makes me feel at home.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: My schools athletic programs are constantly on the rise which helps also increase school spirit, student involvement, and every other factor possible.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is okay if you are used to living with someone else. The rooms are somewhat small, sort of like a prison cell, but after you get over the initial shock of the size, they are not so bad. It takes some getting used to sharing a shower with 30 other people but overall you learn the best times to use them. Where your dorm on campus is really isn't an issue since the bus makes it easy to go anywhere on campus in just a few minutes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is very evident. They are very active volunteers for events on campus and are always actively recruiting new people but for me, it doesn't matter if someone is in a sorority or fraternity, I try to get to know them for who they are not whether or not they belong to a certain group.

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Henry Hardin Cherry Hall
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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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