Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University Ranking

country rank: 248
world rank: 665

University Overview

Western Kentucky University ranking, established in 1906, is a non-profit public state higher-education college based in the urban setting of Bowling Green, Kentucky (population range of 50,000-249,999). Western Kentucky University (WKU) ranking is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Western Kentucky University (WKU) provides a variety of courses and programs that contribute to formally accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 114-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment program focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education agency has an acceptance rate of 90-100 percent, rendering it a least selective college. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. WKU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Western Kentucky University Ranking

University Identity

Name Western Kentucky University
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

Yearly Tuition Range

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

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
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1906 College Heights Boulevard Bowling Green 42101-3576 (270) 745 2551 800 495 8463

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes 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


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)

Social Media

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