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Western Kentucky University

1,768 reviews
  1. Bowling Green, KY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Western Kentucky University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Website

Western Kentucky University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
880-1130
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,072/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,933/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,505/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,523/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,942/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.90 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,297Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Conservative
    4%
  • Diverse
    62%
  • Party Party Party
    4%
  • There is some diversity
    24%
  • WHITE AND PRIVILEGED MOSTLY RACIST
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.124 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Awesome
    5%
  • Charming
    24%
  • Comforting
    2%
  • Content
    12%
  • Endearing
    5%
  • Flabbergasting
    5%
  • Fun
    10%

After Western Kentucky University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Reviews

1,768 reviews
  • Excellent
    299
  • Very Good
    656
  • Average
    651
  • Poor
    114
  • Terrible
    48
It's a great school everyone is very welcoming and friendly
  • College Freshman
  • 26 days ago
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.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
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.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago