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Reviews 1748 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I could not imagine going anywhere else but WKU.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Looking forward to start a new semester at wku abs met my new professors

4 College Junior

Athletics: Great experience so far. It was a dream come true

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, I have had the best experience with both of my schools and their staff members. All of them are so helpful and are determined to solve any issues

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it. I really like being at WKU and I tell all my friends when they are choosing colleges that WKU is an excellent choice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel confident that I will be able to find a job after I graduate.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe a great deal of the time. I don't feel unsafe walking alone at night because of how well the pathways are lit.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really like the social atmosphere that took place on my floor during my freshman year. I met some of my closest friends by living on that floor. There were frequently people sitting in the hallway playing cards or just talking. However, I hear that that isn't always the case. For example, one of my friends lived on a different floor of the same building and there was no social atmosphere. People on her floor didn't really take the time to get to know each other. I suppose it's hit-or-miss in the social aspect of housing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but I see that Greek life definitely has a place on campus

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I can appreciate that sports are a big deal on campus, but that you aren't forced to see it every day if you don't care that much.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose WKU again if I could do it all over. The campus is beautiful, the classes are challenging but manageable, and the people are great. The size is perfect for me. It's small enough that you have a sense of regularity, like seeing the same people every week or having the same people in your classes, but also large enough that you could meet someone new every day if you wanted to.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many services and clubs/organizations centered around specified and general careers. It is obvious that Gary takes pride in seeing his students succeed!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. I don't like walking anywhere at night alone but that would be the same on campus or in my hometown.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is nice because you're near your classes friends and food. What sucks is when you get sick at least once a month because the place can't stay clean. What sucks is when your air/heat is broken more times than its working. What sucks is when you room and entire building is infested with ladybugs.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: So I am Greek and I wouldn't change it for the world! I think Greek life is great for campus. Not only do we raise money in the most outrageous ways for other charities, but we try to involve all students while doing so. My favorite of course is when there is competition between sororities and have penny wars because of how much money is raised and donated. Most non-Greeks don't like the Greeks because they think all we do is party and that we are just buying our friends. This of course is inaccurate. Yes we party and yes we have tons of friends, but so do non-Greeks. There has never been a Greek only party and I haven't met a person on campus who didn't have friends when they went out looking for one.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: So maybe it's because we won a bowl game or maybe it's because we all deal with the same struggle known as "The Hill" but the WKU fans are like no other. We cheer the loudest and the longest even when we're literally getting our asses kicked. We all us the same hashtags #gotops #rolltops #topsby90 and all worship our quarterback. We are truly like no other fan

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Western is the absolute best because it has become my home in only one short year. It has become my home so much that I hate when I'm where I've lived for 18 years over the summer. I've made the best of friends, joined a sorority and made many many questionable decisions in my first year and I'm sure there will be many more in the future!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process is not difficult and is very accommodating. Most dorms have outdated furniture and room sizes are very small. I lived in Minton Hall for two years and thought its location on campus was very convenient, it was close to many of my classes and to the student union.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life plays a big part on our campus. Greeks are always involved in community service projects and regularly hold events on campus and encourage participation from all students.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Both athletes and non-athletes are invested in sports. WKU students, faculty, and alumni show tremendous support and school spirit. Our mascot, Big Red, is one of the best mascots in the country.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really love my school. Campus is beautiful. All of my professors have been great. WKU provides it's students with as much help and as many opportunities as possible.

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.

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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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