Western Kentucky University

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world rank  665

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Established in 1906, Western Kentucky University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bowling Green (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Western Kentucky University (WKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 114 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WKU
Founded 1906
Motto The Spirit Makes The Master
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green
42101-3576 Kentucky
United States
Tel +1 (270) 745 0111
Fax +1 (270) 745 5387

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green 42101-3576
(270) 745 2551
800 495 8463

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Kentucky University's Library
Western Kentucky University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 848,646 physical volumes, 110,567 physical media, 136 digital/electronic medium and 48,893 licensed digital/electronic databases. Western Kentucky University's library has 5 branches.
Housing Yes
Western Kentucky University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,652 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1926


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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