Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Alex
Describe the students at your school.

Varied greatly, between studying a lot or not at all.

Describe the students at your school.

Varied greatly, between studying a lot or not at all.

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

College is an endurance battle. It goes by really quick so try your best and it will be over before you know it. Staying motivated and keeping a positive attitude is key to college success.

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

I tell my friends that I graduated with a bachelor's degree in 4 years and I had a good GPA

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

We like to talk while we walk up the hill to class.

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

We like to talk while we walk up the hill to class.

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

Make sure the college that you choose fills all your needs. The needs that need to be met are intellectual needs, social needs, and enviornmental needs. When all those needs are met its a good idea to apply for the college. However, if you are not accepted to the college of your choice it is good to have a back up college. Never put all of you eggs in one basket because you never know what might happen. Above all choose the major you want and stick with it untill you master it because that is what college is all about.

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

There are a lot of good people here. If you are looking for a school with good people and a nice enviornment then WKU is the school for you.

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

Very conservative and unresponsive to students' needs.

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

Very conservative and unresponsive to students' needs.

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

Most unfriendly to students. Poor places to park, no places to eat on campus Friday and Sat after 5pm. No sunday breakfast until after 12:00.

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

Do not let cost or high school academics keep you from applying to the college of your dreams. Don't stay in your home town, move away are really streach your wings. Know what you want to do and meet with you on campus advisor to help you make it happen in a timely manor. 3 year or 4 year degrees are very possible with good planning.

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

To make the best decision possible for the student. Take into account the cost, but don't make it the main priority. Realiz...

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

To make the best decision possible for the student. Take into account the cost, but don't make it the main priority. Realize that it's four years of your life... make the best of it wherever you go. Each university has something special to offer, research what that is, and go for which one is going to make you the happiest.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the Honors College the best thing about WKU. It has really helped me stayed involved and engaged on campus. Because of the Honors College, I have a new appreciation for life and other people. I am so glad I joined because I have met people with the same academic and social goals that I have.

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

I wish I had known that they don't give scholarships/financial aid to out-of-state students. Also, that parking is awful.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

For the most part they are friendly and open-minded.

Describe the students at your school.

For the most part they are friendly and open-minded.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our campus is on a very large hill. We made it to the Sweet 16 in 2008. Our student body is pretty laid back.

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

Visit the school before you accept, and once you get there be outgoing and meet as many people as possible. But don't stretch yourself too thin in extra-curriculars. Remember that the academic aspect of college is incredibly important and it is not easy to succeed academically in college.

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

College is all about finding out who you are! It's a place for discovery, learning, adventures and so much more. Be open-mind...

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

College is all about finding out who you are! It's a place for discovery, learning, adventures and so much more. Be open-minded to a lot of different opinions and types of people. College is a place to learn about diversity. As long as you get plugged in to an activity on-campus, just about any college can be the right college. College isn't all about the classes, or all about the athletics. It's about a give and take, experiencing a lot of different levels of college life and gaining something from every experience. Parents - let your kids fly! Let them experience life! Let them choose what school is best for them and then leave them alone. It's time for them to figure out their way. College can be lonely, and scary and can come with speedbumps and late night studying. But it also comes with lots of laughs, lots of tears, lots of homework and a lot of memories. One thing college shouldnt come with is regrets, except for maybe that star tattoo that was inked on in a drunken state. But really, college is the life - I kind of want to stay here forever!

What's unique about your campus?

I love the spirit here. Even though it's kind of big- everyone seems to have that group of people they hang out with and go to games with. We have a great cheering section and everyone loves our mascot - BIG RED!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is really artsy, politically-minded, or green... this school is a place to have fun! Some class sizes are bigger, so this isnt a place for people who like small-discussion based classes. Also sports, fraternities and sororities are popular... if you don't like one of the three it's gonna be difficult to like it. Also if you are lazy and don't like walking up a huge hill... you will hate it!

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

Try to find somewhere for you too feel comportable. Sit in on classes and visit the campus. Also, talk to students and professors to learn theirs views on how the school is. Last but not least, get to know the pricident of the school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any Kind of person should attend this college. Anyone would love this school because you learn from class, yourself and others.

Kymberly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I believe that my school is best known for the small community that it is in and the beautiful campus. The town of Bowling Gr...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I believe that my school is best known for the small community that it is in and the beautiful campus. The town of Bowling Green is extremely suppportive and involved regardless of the size of the university. It is a school that does not have huge enrollment numbers so that the students are just another check number written to the school, but individual people with thoughts and ideas. The entire town is extremely supportive of the college students. The campus is simply lovely. Not spread on hundreds of acres, but settled closely together like a community in itself.

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

I think that students should try to visit every college they are interested in attending. I firmly believe that no book, teacher or article can tell you which school is best for you; you simply know the moment you step on campus where you belong. I would advise students to take chances and risks, to attend as maybe on campus events as possible. I would tell both parents and students to not be afraid to ask questions regardless of how unimportant they may seem. Most importantly, I would tell students not to change their values for others, be yourself!

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

I consider the worst aspect of our school to easily be parking. The atmosphere of Western is not easily passed up and while our enrollment is not huge, it is increasing. Being that the town is somewhat small and campus even smaller, it becomes hard to accomodate all new students, whether they be incoming freshmen, international students, transfers or commuters. I think that re-evaluating the parking system is a must. However, I also think that when a new system is put into play it needs to be as enviormentally safe as possible without destroying acres of land with concrete.

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

The best part about Western Kentucky University is how diverse it is. No matter what you're into, believe in, or want to peti...

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

The best part about Western Kentucky University is how diverse it is. No matter what you're into, believe in, or want to petition against, there's always someone else that can relate to you is some way. There is so much culture and difference that only completely ignorant people can avoid learning something new every day.

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

To find the best college for you, remember that in the end you'll be leaving with a degree. Choose a school that's well-credited for your field of interest. Then when you find that great school make the best of it. College is about a degree, but that doesn't mean you can't live a little in the meantime. Make friends who you'll remember you're entire lifetime, go to parties that you'll regret the next morning. And if nothing else, just promise not to be a hermit that just sits in their room all the time studying. Getting an A is great... but memories are priceless.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

While the students and most faculty are easy toget along with, a lot of Western's own facilities such as dining or some of the organizations that "stand up" for students can be quite... agravating. Though they try their best to listen to students' needs, they always seem to fall short of what we actually wanted. It's kind of like asking your parents for a laptop and getting a typewritter.

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  • 17,509
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,722
  • Acceptance rate
  • 92%

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