Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

Quiet in class, ready to learn

Describe the students at your school.

Quiet in class, ready to learn

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

It's not always what you see in the movies. Every kid is different, so don't think it's all like the movies.

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

How the broadcasting technology was not advance technoloy.

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students is to both research the schools their child is interested in attending. ...

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students is to both research the schools their child is interested in attending. They should also take the time out to speak to reprensentives and students to get an idea of the school they will be attending and to makes sure it has the ammenties and things the student desires of the school. Another advice I would suggest is having a college fund or savings set aside for the student to help them through school. Again it would be good to research and look at all the prospects of financial aid, grants, and scholarships so that the students don't have to limit themselves into to having to take out loans. If the student has to take out loans, it's wise to speak to financial aides and ask many questions about the loan. How the student can make most of their college experience is to stay focus and study so that they do well in their classes. They should be actively involved with the school whether working or being part of a club. The last thing I would suggest is stay away from people who aren't focused and negative.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is one who likes small schools, small towns, and the country environment.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the school is they always run low on scholarships. You have to end up taking out a loan in order to make it through the school and most of the time they award you with loans instead of more scholarships. The school can also tend to be racist and not open to diversity or people who are apart of the community.

Tyler
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a "party school" is what most people call Western. However at any college, if you want to go to a party, you will likel...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a "party school" is what most people call Western. However at any college, if you want to go to a party, you will likely find one.

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

Finding the right college takes time and patience. Knowing who you are as a person will make the biggest difference in your college selection. I learned quickley that college is very different from high school. You must be secure in your beliefs and morals and be ready to stand on your own in a whole new world. Finding the right fit may take more than one visit to the same college as well. I would encourge students to talke with professors and students at the college as well. You will want to know the study life, and social life of the college. Most importantly, don't rush the decision, and listen to your parents. Although you are merging into adulthood, converse with them about their thoughts as well. Believe it or not, they know you pretty well.

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

That I had better time management skills. They were not well developed until sophomore year.

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

Every student should go on as many college visits as possible and try to interact with other students to try to figure out wh...

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

Every student should go on as many college visits as possible and try to interact with other students to try to figure out which campus is best for them. They should think about cost, social life, extracurricular activities, and of course, academics.

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

I think the worst thing about the school is the cost of tuition and the meal plan. I feel this way because after greaduation I am now in debt and can't seem to find a job that I feel is paying enough to help me pay for the debts easily.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is very outgoing and who is interested in being around otheres from several different ethnic categories. Also, a person who is school spirited and willing to learn. Someone who doens't mind being around lots of people in small places.

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

The attention the faculty give to their students, as well as the tutoring and help available. Also, the dining status is phen...

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

The attention the faculty give to their students, as well as the tutoring and help available. Also, the dining status is phenomenal.

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

Parents, you have to let your child begin to be their own person in highschool, so that they do not fall prone to certain social diseases in college, such as drinking and drugs. I know all too many students which have fallen prone to these, all because their parents were so overbearing in highschool, that the freedom of college was far too much for them. Students, you have to do well in highschool, to prepare for college. The curriculum is challenging, but is quite bearable if you study, and keep on top of your classes. Attendence is crucial to success in college; even if it seems that nothing is being accomplished in some classes, or class attendance is non-mandatory, if you don't attend, you won't do well.

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

I wish I had known more about the extent of the extracurricular activities.

Hannah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our basketball team made it to the sweet 16 last year and our mascot "Bit Red" has won the Capital One Mascot of the Year awa...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our basketball team made it to the sweet 16 last year and our mascot "Bit Red" has won the Capital One Mascot of the Year award several times. We also just moved up a division in football and remodeled our stadium. It looks SUPER nice!

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

I would suggest making a list of all of the colleges you're interested in and why you like them. After visiting each one of them (without friends from home), hopefully one should just stand out and "feel right". Be sure to consider things like class size to accomadate the style of learning that fits you best. Also, does the town fit you? Would you be able to get around and function? Be sure to not make your college decision based on your high school friends, you will make new friends and you don't have to lose the old ones! GET INVOLVED. The only way you're gonig to acclimate to your new environment is by establishing a new active social life. If you continue to drive home every weekend, your new school will never feel like home.

What's unique about your campus?

I like the small class sizes. I like that its a big University but doesn't feel as overwhelming as The University of Kentucky. Bowling Green is a nice town with anything I could ever want, without the feel of a huge city.

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

It has the best housing in the state, for a public university, and it has a pretty good pre-med program as well.

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

It has the best housing in the state, for a public university, and it has a pretty good pre-med program as well.

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

Plan a school visit and try to talk to students that have attended the school for a while to get a good idea of the good and bad things about the school.

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

The school is close to home and offers a wonderful health care administration program.

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

The school is close to home and offers a wonderful health care administration program.

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

I believe that finding the right college is determined by your personality. If you are someone who is laid back and somewhat of a family person, you want to find a college close to home that offers an inexpensive good quality education. If you are upbeat and like the big city life then you want to focus on larger universities or schools. It is important also to make sure they offer your program of choice. After that, look at the classes and ask others if possible. College experience is all in how you look at it. You need to be open minded and know that you are going to meet all kinds of people. Be open to that and be willing to learn as much as you can. College is one of the best times of your life so make the most of it and cherish every moment.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I'm not sure. Probably one who just wants to party and not really succeed in school. This is an academic school and you have to want it.

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

A very relaxing environment with great teachers who are willing to help you any way they can.

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

A very relaxing environment with great teachers who are willing to help you any way they can.

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

I believe that choosing the right college is based upon how well educated your professors are in your own field, as well as being in a safe learning environment. You want your professors to know what is best for you, and to challenge you as much as possible throughout your time in college. I think it is also important to be in a safe learning environment because this past semester our university went through a "gun scare" and we thought shots were fired on campus. It turns out that nothing happened, (which was a relief) but I felt assured that my university took care of the situation the best way possible to keep our commmunity safe. I believe it is also important to be involved in campus activities and to make great friends you will have for a lifetime. It makes the college experience so much more rewarding and memorable when you have great friends that are always there to experience it with you.

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

Having to be in so much debt because I am not able to afford college on my own or with my parent's help.

James
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school has a great Education and Nursing program. All of my friends who attended went on to have successfull careers. Th...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school has a great Education and Nursing program. All of my friends who attended went on to have successfull careers. They are known for good sports programs. They are known for great teachers.

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

I researched and knew everything I wanted to know.

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