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Western Kentucky University


Overview

Student Population
20,271
Best Colleges National Rank
#854
 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 9,693 prospective students applied, and 9,113 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,192 enrolled in the school.  14,161 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $9,912 plus fees of $0. WKU is ranked 854 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Test Scores
SAT ACT GPA
SAT940/1160
ACT19/26
GPA3.2
Applications Accepted
94%
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

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Kentucky University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Education 12%
Health Professions 11%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Social Sciences 8%