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Reviews 1456 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

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.

3 College Senior

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

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.

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.

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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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love the amount of different food locations here. There are a lot of different food places that I have never heard of before coming here. Defiantly if you come here go to Smokey Bones and one of the Mexican restaurants. Some locations you are able to use your Big Red Dollars as well as get a student discount. Overall its average cost.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't go out to parties but I know a lot of my friends like to go to fraternity parties or the bars. Most people go out on Wednesday or Thursday because everyone leaves to go home on the weekends. I have heard the parties in friends houses are pretty fun too.

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5 College Junior

Administration: This school is super strict on regulations that the school has.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: I honestly had the worst situation when coming here. I wasn't able to get enough financial aid to come here in the fall so I had to wait until the spring and still had to take out a personal loan to stay in and was almost kicked out because they wouldn't give extended time.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Definitely needs improvement. The food here is ALWAYS inconsistent. The meals are overpriced and very limited on options. Fresh is okay sometimes but other times it sucks. Probably the best place would be Popeyes Chicken. Also it sucks that you lose your meal swipes after the week if you don't use them all.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: This is my first semester here and I am in an upperclassmen hall. I really enjoyed living here because a lot of the people were friendly and always wanted to help if needed. There are community rooms to do homework in them, tv's and just a great staff.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I like to be able to be away from the loud noise of school.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like the diversity.

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I do not go to college parties.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: It is pretty strict but it provides an excellent learning environment.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have to be verified 24/7. I would love to just be able to use scholarships instead.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's fairly clean, but it is smelly.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Everything is how it should be. I feel very safe at this school, it's easy to call it my home

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Applying for every scholarship I qualified for was the smartest thing I ever did. Now I just gotta figure out how to renew them.

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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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