Western Kentucky UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$10,802

Avg in-state tuition

$26,496

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a large public university located on an urban campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,171, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 97%. The university offers 97 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,802, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $26,496.

Admissions Breakdown

This school accepts applicants at a higher rate than other schools.

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Acceptance Rate Insight

97% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate (High Acceptance Rate) 97%

Retention Rate 73%

Graduation Rate 48%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1220

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-27

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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61%

Female Student Population

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

18k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

79%

Black

8%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

39% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

39%

State Grant Aid

74%

Institution Grant Aid

69%

Pell Grant

39%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,583
State Grant Aid $2,762
Institution Grant Aid $5,823
Pell Grant Aid $4,332
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.