Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Overview

Address1906 College Heights Blvd
School Websitewww.wku.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Western Kentucky University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Bowling Green, Kentucky that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 9,250 students applied to Western Kentucky University. Of those students, 8,992 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Western Kentucky University was $10,512. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Western Kentucky University.

Western Kentucky University has a 53% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Western Kentucky University acceptance rate is 97%. To put this into perspective, 8,992 of the 9,250 students who applied to Western Kentucky University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Western Kentucky University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Western Kentucky University had an SAT score between the range of 980 and 1,190. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Western Kentucky University was between 20 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Western Kentucky University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Western Kentucky University, the tuition for in-state residents is $10,512. Combined with fees of $0, room and board costs of $8,343, other expenses of $1,985 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $21,840.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $26,280 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Western Kentucky University to $37,608 for out-of-state students.

Students at Western Kentucky University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Western Kentucky University was $4,465 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 42%.

Western Kentucky University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio18:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Western Kentucky University.

Western Kentucky University has a good gender split, with 59% of undergraduates being female and 41% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Kentucky residents; in fact, 74% of all students reside in Kentucky. However, 25% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Western Kentucky University is 18:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Western Kentucky University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 32% students enroll at Western Kentucky University part-time; the other 13,228 students enrolled full-time.

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