Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school would be described as widely diverse and accepting.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school would be described as widely diverse and accepting.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think the most unique thing about our school would have to be our mascot. The reason I chose this is because people who dont go to our school are like, "what is your mascot" or "he looks like a red blob," and you have to tell them thats big red and he is a hill and I LOVE ME BIG RED! Also, we our campus is on a hill so you have to walk up a big hill everyday so great opportunity for good calf muscles. :)

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice that I would give the student would be if the student is new to get involved. Thats one of the ways to make lifetime friends. I rememeber before I got a job on campus whenever I was done with classes I didn't kno anyone so I would always go back to my room and that is not an idea I suggest get out and meet new people. You you could get a mentor for your first semester and that person helps you get more involved inviting you to more groups to meet new people which helped me TREMENDOUSLY! I loved my mentor!! For freshman only go to master plan, its where you go to school a week eary and meet other freshman which is very helpful and they also show you around the school so you wont be lost the first day. Also, If you think you can manage a job an do classes you can have a job on campus which is a plus because depending on where you work you see different and all kinds of people everyday. I hope this will help you by making the most out of your college experience. GOOD LUCK!

Sam
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This is the perfect college, everything is well kept and the staff is fun and friendly.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This is the perfect college, everything is well kept and the staff is fun and friendly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not just look at one college. It is important to see what is out there and explore your options. Just because you may like one university doesn't mean it is the BEST fit for you.

Samantha
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school full of small town girls and boys looking for an education for the city and friendships to last a life time.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school full of small town girls and boys looking for an education for the city and friendships to last a life time.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the schools. A school may have everything one is looking for but when one visits the school and walks around the campus that when one can choose the right school. There is a feeling one gets when they are in the right spot and they know they can be there for a lifetime.

DaShawn
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Advice i would give is that make sure that you are financially able to go to a college or university of your choice and when ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Advice i would give is that make sure that you are financially able to go to a college or university of your choice and when go to college don't waste your money make sure you make the best of it . Also don't be afraid of making new friends, you would be amazed how different people are the same.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Western Kentucky is that the resturants on compus have bad times from when they open and close.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most fustrating thing is that the computer lab is a little to far from my dorm.

Nikki
Describe the students at your school.

People that have been sheltered their entire lives and are realizing there's more to the world.

Describe the students at your school.

People that have been sheltered their entire lives and are realizing there's more to the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

No matter what college you choose to attend, there will be ups and there will be downs -- whether it's the food or housing. Choose the place that best suites you and your interests. Don't feel pressured to go somewhere because your best friend is going there, because college is the place where you find the people that are truly going to challenge you and make you a better person. Don't let school get in the way of your education. But be realistic... your dream college/university probably has the same things offered as the one that's cheaper. Start early on the looking process and have an idea of what you're looking for in a college around your Junior year of high school. But don't freak out! It'll be okay! Stay calm and make the best decision for you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The open-door policy. They need to raise the ACT requirement and overall GPA in order to get rid of the people that don't truly want to be here to learn.

Megan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Western Kentucky University is unique because the mascot is a hilltopper and because school spirit is a major part of the uni...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Western Kentucky University is unique because the mascot is a hilltopper and because school spirit is a major part of the university. Being involved in the school comes with showing school spirit and loving the campus that you are a part of. We have a beautiful campus that is close-knit and enjoyable to walk.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you take the time to check out several different colleges. Once you spend a day on a campus, you have a good idea whether or not you'd feel comfortable on it everyday. Once you start college, remember that you get what you make of it. Be involved! Campuses offer so many activities to attend. Visit the schools website and attend those activities so that you can make new friends and become a part of the community that is formed on your campus. College is hard. The school work is tough, but moving out on your own is scary! Make sure to hang in there. Don't give up just because you get home sick the first week. Instead of going home because you are home sick, go to an activity or to the diner, or the room next to you in your dorm, and get to know the students around you! Most of your peers are experiencing the same feelings you are, so get out there and make friends!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Western Kentucky University is definitely the school spirit. Our motto is "The Spirit Makes The Master." Our mascot is the hilltopper, and by looking at the alumni you can tell that once you're a hilltopper, you're a hilltopper for life. The campus is like a small community of friends and peers all striving to meet the same goals... succeed and achieve.

Kristen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The School of Journalism and Broadcasting. WKU is known to be one of the best Photojournalism schools in the nation and also...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The School of Journalism and Broadcasting. WKU is known to be one of the best Photojournalism schools in the nation and also ranks highly in Journalism and Broadcasting.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is unlike anything that most teenagers have ever experienced. Often they are away from home for the first time on their own, experiencing life and all it has to offer. Finding the right college is essential to being happy while away from everything that is familiar to you. It is important to investigate the colleges you are applying to. What is the enrollment volume? How big are classes? Does the college offer a good program in your desired major? It is also a great idea to take a tour of the campus. Some college campus' are in the city, others in more rural towns. Some are covered in concrete and others are green with landscaping throughout. You'll have to see the campus to decide which fits you best. To make the most of your college experience get involved! Universities often have clubs dedicated to every hobby and career imaginable so get out there and get involved in a few. This is the best way to get to know people at the beginning of the semester. Whether you want to go Greek, or join an intramural or club sports team, it will group you with people with similar interests!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I went to WKU I was affraid to leave the comfort of High School. I wish I would've known that college would be so much fun and that this would be the happiest time of my life so far!

Nicole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The college years are very important as far as making connections and finding out what you want to do with the rest of your l...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The college years are very important as far as making connections and finding out what you want to do with the rest of your life, so don't settle! Make sure the school you decide on has the right kinds of programs, the right size campus and the right number of students. There are certain aspects where you will have to compromise, but don't bend too far. If you feel you want to go to a big school, but the small school is cheaper and still has the programs you need you will be tempted, but having the right number of people on campus is much more important than it seems at first. If you are the kind of person who likes to connect to a lot of unique individuals, a large student body is really important. Some small colleges can have diversity, but there are also many that really lack a diverse student body. College is a time to make connections and start networking, don't limit your options!

What's unique about your campus?

The amount of international students and learning oppurtunities. There is a large international program so there are many students from many different countries and many ways for students to go abroad. Because the area the school is in does not have a lot of diversity it is really nice that the school has taken steps to become more ethnically diverse and give the students more oppurtunities to interact with students from different countries, religions and walks of life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are the kind of person who needs to be in a big city where there are lots of places to go for entertainment or shopping, this is not the school for you. Even if you have a car on campus shopping is limited to grocery stores and a single small mall. If you do not have a car on campus then getting off of campus can be very difficult with only one shuttle that only runs to walmart and the mall once an hour for four hours at night.

Kelly
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are creative, interesting, unique, challenging, cooperative, and fun.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are creative, interesting, unique, challenging, cooperative, and fun.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Allow your child to make his/her own decision about where they want to go. Go to each campus and have a look for yourself to get a feel for what environment best suites you. Also, your first choice may not always be the best choice, so be open to changing schools until you feel most comfortable. Lastly, try to live on campus or in your own apartment. This is a great way to ease out of the house and actually be on your own!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There is always something going on whether off or on campus, so there is always something to do. Because WKU and Bowling Green are both so small it's easy to run into people and form close friendships. I especially got really close with people in my classes, which made the learning environment that much better!

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  • $9,912
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