Western Kentucky University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Bowling Green, KY

$10,802

Avg in-state tuition

$26,496

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Western Kentucky University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

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 has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1220

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-27

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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18k

Students Enrolled

41%

Online Student Enrollment

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
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.

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%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

93

Total Online Enrollment

7,468

Student Location Breakout

41% 59%

Percent of Programs Online

63% On-campus

37% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 38% online

Associate 55% online

Bachelor's 15% online

Graduate Certificate 64% online

Master's 50% online

Doctorate 20% online

Financial 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

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

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.