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Bowling Green, Kentucky

Western Kentucky University

Overview

Student Population
20,257
Western Kentucky University overview
Location Bowling Green, Kentucky
Online wku.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Western Kentucky University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 9,804 prospective students applied, and 9,358 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,116 enrolled in the school.  13,798 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,459 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $10,202 plus fees of $0. WKU is ranked 810 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Average 
Western Kentucky University overview
SAT 1050/1250
ACT 19/27
GPA 3.2
Applications Accepted
95.5% 
Western Kentucky University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$10,202
In State Costs for Western Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $8,350
Budget for Other Expenses$1,944
Total One Year Cost$21,496
Out of State Tuition
$25,512
Out of State Costs for Western Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $8,350
Budget for Other Expenses$1,944
Total One Year Cost$36,806

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%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.