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Reviews 1774 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is awful. Very depressing. It's nasty and there are no space in the dorms.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hate GREEK LIFE. Everyone In a fraternity or sorority are all stuck up and don't do anything to help better the community. People make fun of others as well as trash people and talk down to them.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would go to a different school if I could start over. I'm currently a sophomore and I HATE WKU. It is boring unless you like to party 24/7. There's nothing to do other than that.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: At WKU, I generally feel comfortable and safe. I have never encountered any issues with sexual harassment or assault. With that in mind, I do not know very much about policy and procedure for sexual harassment or assault. However, I do know there is a plentiful amount of information on the WKU webpage to assist students in what they should do, where they should go, who they should go to, and how to report an issue. Campus Police is always present on campus. Furthermore, the campus is outfitted with emergency panic buttons. In the event that an issue has arisen, a student can press one of those buttons and WKU police will arrive on location within minutes. It should also be noted that I would feel generally comfortable going to any advisor, professor, or member of faculty with any issues, questions, or concerns.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: WKU is a great university to attend and obtain your degree at. WKU offers a vast variety of degree options. I do believe that some degrees have much more value than other degrees, especially when one considers the cost of attending WKU. For example, one can obtain a degree in Pop Art. I have a friend who is striving to obtain this degree. However, this friend does not know what type of work he will find after he earns his degree, what positions are available to someone with this degree, or how much money one can expect to earn with this degree. At the same time, I am in the ASN program. I know that I will be able to find a job easily, earn a great income, and expand on my education later in life. For that reason, I believe all degrees are not created equally. For a student who lives on campus, a full school year at WKU can cost up to $24,000. If a student goes to WKU for four years at that rate- they could owe over $96,000 if they attended college through federal student loans. If their degree can only snag that person a position earning $30,000-$40,000 a year- that doesn't seem very worthwhile to me. It will also not be very easy to pay off their student debt amount.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally have never joined a sorority. I do, however, have friends who have joined a sorority at WKU. The process was somewhat easy and very enjoyable. My friends never had any poor experiences. I have never encountered anyone who spoke about hazing, teasing, or judgemental behavior. Instead, my friends felt like they created many great friendships and bonds. They also felt that they had created great networking opportunities. Furthermore, they felt that they had made a difference in their community and future.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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).

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: They have a really good football and basketball team

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great school everyone is very welcoming and friendly

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of my classes are really difficult and have to really study in order to receive a passing grade. I remember a couple classes where I felt really stupid because the class was like super easy and waste of time. I also remember this one teacher who picked favorites and gave his favorites passing grades while others didn't. I believe that wasn't fair at all. The classes are sometimes really small or really large just depends the class you take.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The employees on these campus are super sweet and very helpful. It really makes my day seeing how helpful these people can be. Especially Dr. Derryberry who helped me with picking classes and helping me plan with my future.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I remember this one time, I was in the planetarium for a class and this guy apparently shot/stabbed a student like couple miles away. Even though they caught the guy pretty quick. I was pretty scared for my life. I was even a victim of sexual assault and even got easy access to get some help.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are very clean. However, there is problem with sexual needs. To me its way too much sex. It does make you feel like an responsible adult in the atmosphere. Highly expensive live at campus in my opinion.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life affects the social atmosphere of campus by spreading around the enjoyment of family. In their eyes they are brothers and sisters. Its make you feel like part of home. We believed that these were party people who didn't care about college. Apparently, that image is false they are party people. However, they usually have good grades and take care of their housing pretty well.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics are very team spirit filled individuals.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I believe that my school makes me feel like home.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have only been to orientation which was awesome.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: Love greek life. I am apart of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity KY Eta Chapter at WKU.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Great sports programs at WKU. Providing olympic and professional athletes.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: They do not help out transfer students at all. In fact, it's harder for a transfer student to be successful at Western Kentucky University. The campus is beautiful, but the administration is extremely greedy.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It honestly all depends on the professor most are very good at what they do.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Western does a great job with the students being safe at all times.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus is clean and makes me feel very safe to live on.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about this I don't pay attention this kind of stuff

3 College Junior

Athletics: They alone is to go to the games for free.

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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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