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Western Kentucky University


Overview

Student Population
20,063
Best Colleges National Rank
#715
 Location Bowling Green, Kentucky
 Online wku.edu 
School Type Public 4 Year
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,957 prospective students applied, and 8,303 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,121 enrolled in the school.  14,180 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,883 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $9,912 plus fees of $0. WKU is ranked 715 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Test Scores
SAT ACT GPA
SAT950/1220
ACT19/26
GPA3.2
Applications Accepted
92.7%
Applications DueAug 1, 2018
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$9,912
In State Costs for Western Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,713
Budget for Other Expenses$1,897
Total One Year Cost$20,522
Out of State Tuition
$24,792
Out of State Costs for Western Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,713
Budget for Other Expenses$1,897
Total One Year Cost$35,402

Outcomes

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years
Graduation Rates for Western Kentucky University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
in 4 years 23% earned a bachelor degree
in 5 years 45% earned a bachelor degree
in 6 years 50% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Western Kentucky University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Kentucky University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.