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Reviews 1702 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I had no problems but know that others did

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Considering my roommate showed up at midnight wanting to move in one weekend, I can't justify ranking housing too highly. Dorms, even honors, are relatively loud.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of money spent on okay athletics.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I didn't get to hang out much due to baseball but had fun when I had time. It was nothing to be concerned about.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Didn't really participate in parties too much or pay attention to the where and what the best parties were. I try to just hang with people I know.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: To be honest i really didn't pay any attention. I just concentrated on getting to class, studying and keeping up with athletics. I was too busy to really notice

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Counseling is accessible when it comes to those who are victims of crime. It's easy to get emergency help on campus if you need it. However, many people do carry pocket knives which is a concern for me, but it doesn't seem to affect many people here.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most teachers are distinctly different and effective. Certain courses are duller than others but those are mainly gen ed courses. Some are challenging and others are not, it depends on the subject material.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: You have to reach out very far to get an internship. Once you find someone who knows what they are doing, generally you can find what you need. But they definitely don't hand out internship knowledge. Career services are accepted as a wonderful resource on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing can be a bit of a hassle and many of the dorms have community bathrooms. Most everything is normal regards to housing, but I distinctly enjoyed the community and level of advocacy there.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I tend to have a negative attitude towards Greek life just because they tend to promote rape culture and objectify women. But that life on campus isn't bad. It's relatively big and not extremely expensive. If Greek life isn't your thing, you can usually find your niche.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Because we have the University of Kentucky, most of the money goes to there for sports. But I am glad that WKU tends to value other areas of the school rather than sports. Still, I tend to think it's overfunded just because I tend to believe sports overshadow the point of education with few benefits and most programs suffer from funding to care for sports. But that life is relatively decent here.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I probably wouldn't choose this school again if I had the chance. I'm perfectly content here but I am not fully overwhelmed with how great the school is. It's a decent regional school. I wish all the resources the school offered were known to me and most of the students. Most professors care about the students' well being and don't treat each class like it's the only one. The campus is beautiful, but it is on a giant hill.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have to study a lot and still have a hard time just maintaining a C. I do have to have some help but I do my best!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not real sure right now to be honest. Just trying to pass, play baseball and get a degree

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small and can't adjust temp in rooms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm an athlete so I'm not in a fraternity. Can't do both!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: They need better parking for baseball and bring in more fans

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Getting the money!!! I wanted to walk on the baseball team, which I did and made the team but my parents had to help me with loans which is expensive and my parents can barely make it but they wanted to try and help me pursue my dream. Getting the money is the most difficult and causes the most stress on all of us. I'm worried about next year already but I want to make my parents proud and keep trying to do my best, play ball and get my degree!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I went to a community college and transferred to Western. There is a big difference. The work is a lot harder. My advisor is great. She suggested that I take summer classes, and finish in the fall to get my degree early. My courses are hard and I try to get A's. My professor's are very nice and efficient when I email them. Classes are more exspensive than community college. I am trying to get as many scholarships as I can to help me.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: i am very pleased with Western. I am doing the online business degree. I live in Louisville. I am 34 years old. It took me a while to go back to school. I realized I needed that degree. Very happy with everybody involved with the online programs.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I chose Western because of the transfer program they had. I am doing the online business bachelor's degree. The school is very organized, and the Professor's are very excellent.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I am going to Western online. I only know about the sports from the website, and emails that I receive. Plus on the news, and in the paper. Western is in bowling green and I live in Louisville.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Western was voted one of the safest college campuses in the U.S. I feel safe there at night and we are very well informed on these issues as a student body.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like the school. I began to take interest in it because they had my major and that was very rare. So far, I have really enjoyed my time here and have met some great people here.

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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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