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Reviews 1470 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They are very friendly every corner you turn when you see a worker & always there to help you when in need.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Awesome people! great support for international students, incoming freshman, and minorities. There are so many cultures represented on campus and many activities and majors for students to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is so beautiful to walk across. You'll never get too out of shape as long as you choose to walk up the Hill as a pose to riding the bus. Academics are solid with a little bit for everyone. I just started my Masters degree online while continuing to work full-time. Great atmosphere!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Student friendly in everyway! College looks to improving your experience.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: WKU is amazing. I couldn't have seen myself go anywhere else in Kentucky. It's a big school with a small feel, with first-class athletics, the best Greek life in Kentucky, best party scene around, and top ranking degree programs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and everything about it. The people there are very friendly and are extremely helpful and available to answer any question that I have had. Also the professors there are awesome and can assist anyone with just about anything. They are easy to talk to and approachable. The campus is great and the student life is outstanding.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I will honestly say I enjoy WKU. They do a good job of having different activities and things to do on campus and also keeping up informed about those events. My classes weren't all that difficult but if I am having difficulties WKU offers tutoring and other ways to receive help on the course.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: WKU is a beautiful campus with wonderful teachers and many organizations to join!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like WKU for their campuses, facilities and student financial assists. Although there is no cafeteria, do have lots of healthy choice fast food places as well as fresh food restaurants.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: A little quiet, but a nice town nonetheless.

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm not very interested in athletics and they suck funding.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: My recommendation is to get a group together and rent a house. There are plenty within a mile or so of campus and it is a much better value than college-type apartments.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Go to Thai Express even though it looks like a Wendy's that was abandoned in the apocalypse.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was simple to receive financial aid. I would just check topnet on the wku website and when they were available I would accept or decline award offers. This of course is after signing up for fafsa and scholarships. If I ever needed help I would just contact the finacial aid office and see what my options were.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of options and the towns people are super friendly. There are fast food places to nice sit down restaurants. There is something for everyone.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I feel the house parties off campus are always nice and welcoming.

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5 College Senior

Administration: The staff at our front desk or dorm leaders where always friendly. We had many get-to-gathers organized by the dorm staff; very fun. Always felt safe in our dormitory's, never any violations of random people in the dorms who where not so post too be there.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: I like the fresh food court, the option's are always changing. Don't have to walk to far for food, only minutes for a walk. Employers are friendly. The fast food places are not as healthy but Fresh is. The only problem is Fresh and other places seem to close early. Sometimes you have classes that end at 7:30 and you have barely enough time to get something from Fresh because they will be closing.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I was a transfer student and the process of switching over my aid took several months. I did not receive financial aid from the new college this first year. A tip will be to do it early because summer time the financial aid process seems to go slower and you don't want to get stuck right before the first week of school and its not finished processing yet.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The problem is no elevator. Moving in and moving out is a hassle when you live on the fourth floor with no elevator, as well as carrying up groceries. The buildings are clean and very spacious. The light from our dorm window in the day is nice because we don't have to turn on a lamp. After walking around campus with a bag of books its nice to come back to our dorm room, but then you remember you have to walk up four flights of stairs.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a big and very clean campus. The dorms are very nice and spacious. I also like the front desk service in each dorm.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel pretty safe on campus. Cross walks suck plus people have been hit since I have been on campus. Sexual assault is huge on campus. Sports team have been in trouble for it and so have fraternities. They have emergency alarms all around campus which helps when you walk at night. There isn't crime on campus.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: The sorority's here have a dorm on campus that they can all live in. They also have houses off campus that are just regular houses nothing spectral like bigger universities. The fraternity houses don't look very nice either. They look like old houses. Non-Greeks view Greeks very negatively here than others.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football is the only sport here than anyone cares about. Nothing else really matters to anyone. No one goes to basketball or baseball unless they are giving out free stuff.

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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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