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Western Kentucky University

School Profile

  • Western Kentucky UniversityPublic Four-year University in Bowling Green, KY
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Regionally Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 16,947
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,307
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 15,731
Graduate Students: 2,795

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Agricultural Production
  • Associate of Architectural Drafting
  • Associate of Data Processing Technology
  • Associate of Emergency Medical Technology
  • Associate of Executive Assistant
  • Associate of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Associate of Medical Records Technology
  • Associate of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Agriculture - General
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Architectural Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Community Health/Preventative Medicine
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photojournalism
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Trade/Industrial Education
  • Certificate of Child Care Service
  • Certificate of Financial Planning
  • Certificate of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Certificate of Real Estate

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,200
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $17,784

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 525
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 575
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 255
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 92


Member: NCAA
Team name: Hilltoppers


  • Ranked #36 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #137 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #12 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #166 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #166 Nursing
  • Ranked #194 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #94 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #10 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #51 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #31 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #23 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #56 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #11 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-2551
(800) 495-8463
Fax: (270) 745-6133
Contact: Scott Gordon
Director of Admission and Academic Services

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 92%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 92%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,993
Female applicants 4,522
Male applicants 3,471
Applicants accepted 7,393
Female applicants accepted 4,174
Male applicants accepted 3,219
Freshman enrollment 3,377
Female freshman enrollment 1,923
Male freshman enrollment 1,454
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 53%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.6

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 7%
SAT Critical Reading average score 517
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-590
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 515
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 435-585
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 92%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24

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