Western Kentucky University

1,771 reviews
  1. Bowling Green, KY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Western Kentucky University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Website

Western Kentucky University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
880-1130
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,072/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,933/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,505/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,523/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,942/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.90 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,297Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    62%
  • There is some diversity
    24%
  • Conservative
    4%
  • Party Party Party
    4%
  • WHITE AND PRIVILEGED MOSTLY RACIST
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.124 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Home
    27%
  • Charming
    24%
  • Content
    12%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Awesome
    5%
  • Endearing
    5%
  • Flabbergasting
    5%

After Western Kentucky University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Reviews

1,771 reviews
  • Excellent
    298
  • Very Good
    658
  • Average
    653
  • Poor
    114
  • Terrible
    48
Thus far, I have really enjoyed my experience as a student at WKU. I have found the Financial Aid office to be generous with their time, patience, and assistance. I also found the advisors to be very helpful, giving great guidance and advice. I have also enjoyed my time with my professors- who seem to be knowledgable, passionate, professional, and caring. While at WKU, I always feel that my professors and advisors strive to assist me on my pathway to success. in general, the campus is well kept and beautiful. WKU is always updating their campus while continually offering great resources such as a 24/7 computer lab, tutoring services, tutorials, and color printing. WKU also boasts a great gym that I personally love utilizing. The main complaint that most students make is the difficulty in finding a nearby parking spot. Many students also complain about the cost of a parking permit. However, I do not find a $100 parking permit to be too costly when one considers that the parking permit is valid for a year (12 months).
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
It's a great school everyone is very welcoming and friendly
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I believe that my school makes me feel like home.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago