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Western Kentucky University

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
$8,722
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)
$22,248

WKU Address

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
1 BIG RED WAY
BOWLING GREEN, KY 42101--3576
General info:(270) 745-0111
Financial aid office:(270) 745-2755
Admissions office:(270) 745-2551University Homepage

Tuition + WKU Housing (2013-2014)

Meals Per Week:19

Undergrad Application Fee: $40
Grad Application Fee:$40

Tuition Prepaid:Yes
Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:5,043
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 21,146
# of Grad students: 4,119
# of Part time: 79
Total Students: 25,265
Male

41.2%
Female

58.8%
International

4%
African-American

10%
American Indian

0%
Asian

1%
Hispanic

2%
Pacific Islander

21%
Caucasian

78%
Unknown

2%

Financial Aid

49% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $1,870

72% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,300

32% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $5,968

57% receive student loans and the average amount is $6,434Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Masters Colleges and Universities I
Average ACT: 21.0

Special Programs

Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

91% men vs 94% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:3,682
Women Applicants:4,844
Men Admitted:3,337
Women Admitted:4,534

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus

Majors

• Accounting
• Adult Development and Aging
• Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
• Advertising
• Agricultural Production Operations
• Agriculture
• Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services
• American Sign Language
• Anthropology
• Apparel and Textiles
• Applied Economics
• Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
• Architectural Technology/Technician
• Art History
• Art Teacher Education
• Asian Studies/Civilization
• Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
• Biochemistry
• Biological and Physical Sciences
• Biology/Biological Sciences
• Biotechnology
• Broadcast Journalism
• Business Administration and Management
• Business Teacher Education
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Chemistry
• Child Care Provider/Assistant
• Civil Engineering
• Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
• Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
• College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Community Health and Preventive Medicine
• Community Organization and Advocacy
• Computer and Information Sciences
• Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
• Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
• Counseling Psychology
• Criminology
• Criticism and Conservation
• Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
• Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
• Dance
• Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
• Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
• Dietetics/Dietitian
• Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
• Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
• Early Childhood Education and Teaching
• Economics
• Education
• Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
• Educational Administration and Supervision
• Educational Leadership and Administration
• Educational/Instructional Technology
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
• Engineering/Industrial Management
• English Language and Literature
• English Language and Literature/Letters
• Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
• Environmental Health
• Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
• Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
• Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
• Finance
• Financial Planning and Services
• Fine/Studio Arts
• Folklore Studies
• French Language and Literature
• General
• General Studies
• Geographic Information Science and Cartography
• Geography
• Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
• Geology/Earth Science
• German Language and Literature
• Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
• Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
• Health Teacher Education
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management
• History
• Hospitality Administration/Management
• Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
• Industrial Technology/Technician
• Information Technology
• International Business/Trade/Commerce
• International Relations and Affairs
• Journalism
• Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Legal Assistant/Paralegal
• Library and Information Science
• Management Information Systems
• Management Science
• Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
• Marketing/Marketing Management
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Meteorology
• Molecular Genetics
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
• Multiple Levels
• Music
• Music Performance
• Music Teacher Education
• Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
• Organizational Communication
• Organizational Leadership
• Oth
• Other
• Parks
• Photojournalism
• Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
• Physical Sciences
• Physics
• Political Science and Government
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Public Health
• Public Health Education and Promotion
• Public Relations/Image Management
• Radio and Television
• Reading Teacher Education
• Real Estate
• Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
• Religion/Religious Studies
• School Psychology
• Secondary Education and Teaching
• Social Sciences
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Special Education and Teaching
• Specific Levels and Methods
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Sports Studies
• Student Counseling and Personnel Services
• Teacher Education
• Teacher Education and Professional Development
• Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
• Technical Teacher Education
• Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
• Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn
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