Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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

Our school spirit is something we take great pride in. It makes being at school so much better.

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

Our school spirit is something we take great pride in. It makes being at school so much better.

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

I found that it worked best to look into every aspect of a school. This prevents any unwanted surprises on orientation day. Simply my looking closer at some possible choices, I was able to eliminate some that weren't for me. Once you discover the college or university that is right for you, give it your all. I have found that getting involved in as many things as possible has made my college experience significantly rewarding.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There is something at this school for everyone. I would easily recommend WKU to any prospective sttudent.

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

Public universities or colleges are a better experience than private secondary education institution.

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

Public universities or colleges are a better experience than private secondary education institution.

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

That this school has the best education program.

Derek
Describe the students at your school.

My theatre classmates were always more upbeat and contributed more in the classroom setting; my non-theatre classmates tended...

Describe the students at your school.

My theatre classmates were always more upbeat and contributed more in the classroom setting; my non-theatre classmates tended to be more quiet and reserved.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for it's Forensic Team and Journalism Department. We also have a mascot that no one quite knows what it is. It is a mixture between the Kool-Aid Man and a big red blob.

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

In order to find the right college, it is important that the student weighs the pros and cons with parental influence, but not so much that it becomes the parents' choice. Majors offered, financial packages, campus atmosphere, location, degree requirements, and friends are some of the more pivotal factors that go into choosing the right college and must be equally weighed. Parents should be keen to listening to their child and not pushing their alma mater on them if that is not where their passion is. In order to get the most out of the college experience, the student should try to step outside of their comfort zone. Hands down it will foster the most maturity and funt times This is a critical stepping stone in personal and social growth that will lead to the student down a path of diversity, self-discovery, probing intellectual curiosity, and advancement toward their career goal. Along the way, they will meet friends not always sharing a similar background, point of view, or political standpoint so instead of being exposed to a "tunnel vision" college, the student will experience a broad, well-rounded education and experience, utilizing the most of their collegiate experience.

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.

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