Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

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A public school founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University is located in the city of Bowling Green, Ken. The university has its beginnings as a "normal school," devoted to teacher training, and became a university in 1966. Among the university's more popular programs are journalism and broadcasting, education, engineering and business. Western Kentucky University offers many student clubs and organizations and also has an award-winning speech and debate team.

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Quick Facts


1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576
Institutional Control: Public
Year Founded: 1906

Admission

Academic calendar: Semester
August 01 application deadline
93.3% accepted

2015-2016 Tuition

Rolling Deadline for applying for financial aid
N/A Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees
$24,132 Tuition and Fees

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Summary


Specialties

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Business
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Engineering

School Details

Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution: N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL: N/A

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Special education and teaching, general, Trade and industrial teacher education, Cultural studies/critical theory and analysis, Environmental health, Music performance, general, Speech communication and rhetoric, Criminology, Dental hygiene/hygienist, Industrial technology/technician, Information technology, Agriculture, general, Early childhood education and teaching, Kinesiology and exercise science, Arabic language and literature, Business teacher education, Religion/religious studies, Psychology, general, Physical sciences, General studies, Ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies, other, Computer and information sciences, general, Business/managerial economics, Art history, criticism and conservation, Community health and preventive medicine, Organizational leadership, International business/trade/commerce, Apparel and textiles, general, English language and literature/letters, other, Dramatic/theatre arts and stagecraft, other, Geography, Advertising, Journalism, Chemistry, general, Communication sciences and disorders, general, Physics, general, Fine/studio arts, general, Elementary education and teaching, Public relations/image management, Broadcast journalism, Economics, general, Family and consumer sciences/home economics teacher education, Anthropology, Electrical and electronics engineering, Architectural technology/technician, Marketing/marketing management, general, Finance, general, French language and literature, Chinese language and literature, English language and literature, general, Biology/biological sciences, general, History, general, Physical education teaching and coaching, Music, other, Clinical laboratory science/medical technology/technologist, Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management, general, Accounting, Econometrics and quantitative economics, Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies, Business administration and management, general, Meteorology, Army rotc, military science and operations, Photojournalism, Organizational communication, general, Biochemistry, Geology/earth science, general, Mathematics, general, Mechanical engineering, Sociology, Multi-/interdisciplinary studies, other, Manufacturing engineering technology/technician, Geographic information science and cartography, Teacher education, multiple levels, Political science and government, general, Dance, general, Civil engineering, general, Social sciences, general, Management science, Asian studies/civilization, Radio and television, International relations and affairs, Social work, Health information/medical records administration/administrator, Junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching, Health professions and related programs, Registered nursing/registered nurse, Construction engineering technology/technician, German language and literature, Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general, Hospitality administration/management, general, Spanish language and literature, Sports studies, Health/health care administration/management, Management information systems, general

General Student Body Information

Gender distribution: 
Total number of undergraduates: 17,452
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 13,042
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 2,346

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: Campus ministries, Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, international student organization, literary magazine, marching band, model un, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: Soccer
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: Basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball


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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 1 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 3 1 1
Aggravated assault 2 2 2
Burglary 32 65 37
Motor vehicle theft 1 1 1
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 1 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault 1 1 0
Burglary 25 60 36
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 3 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 2 1 1
Drug law violations 129 146 88
Liquor law violations 30 29 12
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 56 76 44
Liquor law violations 3 2 1
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.