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Western Kentucky University

Total Grad Surveys 5
Females 2
Males 3
Avg years at University 1.6
Research Quality D (2.7)
Research Availability F (0.8)
Research Funding C (4.9)
Graduate Politics C+ (5.1)
Not Errand Runners C (4.6)
Degree Completion B (6.9)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B- (5.9)
Sufficient Pay C- (4.2)
Competitiveness C (4.9)
Education Quality C (4.4)
Faculty Accessibility C- (3.6)
Useful Research D- (1.8)
"Individual" treatment C+ (5.3)
Friendliness C (4.6)
Safety B (7.1)
Campus Beauty B+ (7.6)
Campus Maintenance A (9.0)
University Spending B- (6.5)
Extracurriculars B+ (7.5)
Scholastic Success C+ (5.0)
Surrounding City C- (3.6)
Social Life/ Environment C- (3.8)
Research AvailabilityF
Campus MaintenanceA
This is not a very friendly location toNov 14 2013Business - Management and Administration
This is not a very friendly location to be with. Especially for an international student and especially the city is very unfriendly. Bowling Green itself is boring and feels dead. I have a feeling that residents do not welcome students to their awful city so much.

The campus itself is not that bad though. It is larger than you might think. There are plentiful open grass areas. You won't feel cramped in here. There are not so many options to get student-budget meals around here. So if you're on a budget, you will have to spend time cook your own food.

WKU has a slogan of "A university with international reach" which seems more like a joke to me. Most professors here have not had any experience with international students. Majority of class students are locals not international students. Also the tuition is too high for a mediocre university.

WKU-Owensboro is where IOct 25 2013Education
WKU-Owensboro is where I spent most of my graduate school time and had a positive experience. I feel that my masters in Mental Health Counseling well prepared me for counseling work. I did spend some time on the main campus and it is a great atmosphere as well.
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This university is a jokeJun 28 2008Music Education
This university is a joke. No focus is given to Master's students in a teaching capacity - you live in the shadow of your supervising professor. Half of the classes that you would need in order to pass Doctoral entrance exams (music theory and music history) ARE NOT part of the curriculum! Performance opportunities are given to the undergraduates. The only redeeming factor is the pay - if you are the only one in your area, expect to receive full tuition and a pretty large stipend on top of that.
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