Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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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!

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

The school I attend is mainly motivated by sports and greek life, has a small art community that I am proud to be a part of, ...

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

The school I attend is mainly motivated by sports and greek life, has a small art community that I am proud to be a part of, and always means well to support the arts, but doesn't always deliver.

Describe the students at your school.

Because I spend all of my time with fellow artists, I can say that they are mainly consumed with recieving a diploma to graduate but never seem to be strongly passionate about art itself.

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

To get the most out of your college experience I feel that it's very important to carefully choose your college. Personally, my dream is to eventually attend an art school and recieve a Bachelor's degree there. One of my professors once told me to "go all the way" and not to "settle" for something mediocre. I think that was probably some of the best advice given to me. He told me to try as hard as I can to earn the money I needed to go to a good school. I believe that as hard as I've worked since then has definitely paid off, but I also always keep in mind that being relaxed and focusing on my social life is the only way I'll stay sane. Stressing over school 24/7 leads to lower grades and headaches. I take the time I need for my personal artwork and relationships as well. I believe that during college people begin to know themselves better. Confidence in yourself is impossible to achieve with your head in the books all of the time. You have to have all of the ingredients to make the best of your college career.

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

Great Journalism program. Great distance from home (100+ miles). Campus not too big, not too small.

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

Great Journalism program. Great distance from home (100+ miles). Campus not too big, not too small.

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

Find a school that is strong in your major. Try to lock in on the RIGHT major before starting school. Do this by taking classes in high school that let you know if the major is right, or not. Work hard, because re-taking a class to imporve your grade is just a waste of time. Do it right the first time.

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

The classes are mostly easy and the parties and tailgating are awesome.

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

The classes are mostly easy and the parties and tailgating are awesome.

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

Allow your child to go where he/she wants to go without any bias opinions. Every school parties and thats just part of it, so allow your child to choose the right college according to their major of interest.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one who seeks an eduction, but wants to live a fulfilled life.

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

WKU is a beautiful campus with a rotton core.

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

WKU is a beautiful campus with a rotton core.

Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are an intelligent, independent, and mostly straightforward mix of locals and out-of-towners,, with surprisingly heavy international numbers.

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

First off: Pack duct tape - it will always come in handy. As for finding the right college, look into the college's "unofficial" history, along with the university's personal literature - look at back issues of the college's newspaper, publications from the town or city itself, and students' personal websites. This background information not only allows you a variety of information on the school, but allows you to get a feel for the student's perspective on particular events or moves made by the college that the official website may not feel it prudent to include. To make the most of your college experience, stay open to new people - it's no good living in a resident hall if you've always got your door closed. Make it a point to make friends with your neighbors - they're in the same boat you are, and can make your first year at college the most memorable. Be as prepared as you can, whether that means an endless supply of Raman noodles or the best first-aid kit in the building. Invariably, something will go wrong, and being prepared is the difference between misery and the time of your life.

Kelley
Describe the students at your school.

The classmates at WKU are helpful, pretty nice, and social.

Describe the students at your school.

The classmates at WKU are helpful, pretty nice, and social.

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

I have some common advice to give to prospective students. When you go visit a college, be truthful to yourself. Ask yourself where you think you would fit in. Could you really see yourself in the classrooms, at the gym, in the dorms of that particular college? If the answer is 'yes' than that school is for you. Once you have narrowed it down to 2 or 3 schools, think about scholarship opportunities, distance, and the type of field you want to go into. There are many schools that could be right for you. You can't make a bad choice. After all, it is all a learning experience. Don't stress about it. Wherever you go, you will learn something that will lead you to the rest of your life. Wherever you go, you will have the opportunity to succeed.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about WKU is the closness between students. This is a very close-knitt school. Even though WKU is getting more and more popular, Everybody seems to know who everyone else is. It makes going here completely comfortable.

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  • Enrollment
  • 17,595
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,912
  • Acceptance rate
  • 94%

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