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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY
#31

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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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1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576

2014-2015 Tuition

$23,352 Tuition and Fees

Students

17509 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female

Admission

August 1 application deadline
92.3% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1906

Programs Offered

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

Majors Offered

Agriculture, General, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Business Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology/Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, Chinese Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Apparel and Textiles, General, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Army ROTC, Military Science and Operations, Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Sports Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Architectural Technology/Technician, Physical Sciences, Meteorology, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, General, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Geography, Geographic Information Science and Cartography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Asian Studies/Civilization, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music Performance, General, Music, Other, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Environmental Health, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business Administration and Management, General, Organizational Leadership, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Management Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Photojournalism, Radio and Television, Organizational Communication, General, Public Relations/Image Management, Advertising

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 17,509
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 13,234
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 2,546
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%

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, international student organization, jazz band, 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, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 5 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 3 1
Aggravated assault 1 2 2
Burglary 71 32 65
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 1
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 5 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 1 1
Burglary 65 25 60
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
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 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 3 2 1
Drug law violations 116 129 146
Liquor law violations 16 30 29
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 45 56 76
Liquor law violations 2 3 2
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
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.