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Western Kentucky University


Western Kentucky University prepares students to be productive engaged leaders in a global society. It provides service and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituents. WKU is responsible for stewarding a high quality of life throughout its region.

School Information

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000
P: (270) 745-4857
F: (270) 745-5442
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Small
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Common name(s): WKU, HILLTOPPERS

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 25,273Total Students
  • 10,220Male Students
  • 15,053Female Students
  • 810Total Intl Students
  • 491Intl Male Students
  • 319Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 2,313Total Faculty
  • 1,188Male Faculty
  • 1,125Female Faculty
  • 19:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 20,016

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,000

Books & Supplies

$ 7,320

Room & Board

$ 1,600

Other Expenses

$ 29,936

Total

Admissions

7,993
total applicants

92%
admitted (7393)

42%
enrolled (3377)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
430-580
Math
430-550
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
18-24
Composite
18-25
Math
17-24
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Neither required nor recommended
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep ?
Required
Recommendations?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Advertising
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, General
American Sign Language (ASL)
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Economics
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Technology/Technician
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminology
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Health
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Folklore Studies
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Meteorology
Molecular Genetics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, Other
Nursing Administration
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Photojournalism
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sports Studies
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Women's Studies

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