Western Kentucky University Comparison

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Overview

WKU
Location Bowling Green, KY
Setting Small City
Enrollment 17,517
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #718
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website wku.edu
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Costs

WKU
Tuition (In State) $10,802
Tuition (Out of State) $26,496
Room & Board $10,044
Avg Net Price $12,705
Avg Grant Aid $7,987
% Receiving Grant Aid 98%

Admission

WKU
Applied 8,574
Admitted 8,381
Acceptance Rate 97.7%
Enrolled % 37.2%
Avg High School GPA 3.42
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Moderate
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/26
SAT Range 980/1180
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2023

Academics

WKU
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (16%)
  • Education (12%)
  • Health Professions (11%)
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (10%)
  • Social Sciences (8%)

Outcomes

WKU
Graduation Rate 50%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $37,100
Making Student Loan Payments 47%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,250
Median Loan Payment $250

Diversity

WKU
% Men 38%
% Women 62%
Racial Diversity Low
HBCU No
% White 76%
% Black 10%
% Hispanic 3%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 6%
% Unknown Race 1%

Students

WKU
% In-State 74%
% Out-of-State 25%

Campus

WKU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/