Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University


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Margaret
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Western Kentucky University has a very unique mascot. We are the Western Hilltoppers and our mascot is Big Red. He looks like...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Western Kentucky University has a very unique mascot. We are the Western Hilltoppers and our mascot is Big Red. He looks like a giant red blob but everyone loves him. We also gained some noteriaty in last years NCAA men's basketball tournament when Ty Rogers hit the last minute three point shot against Drake to win the first round. He just recently won the ESPY award for best clutch performance. We are also a noted Journalism school and have finished in the top eight for the past eight years.

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

Since the financial burden of school falls upon my shoulders it was very hard for me to look past the cost of school. I chose the college I attend simply because the price was in my budget. My recommendation would be to not be so concerned with the cost. I know it seems like a lot for an education, but go where you feel most at home. Go to the school that makes you the happiest and try not to think about the cost too much. Also if the cost does seem daunting, apply for as many scholarships as you can get your hands on. Don't think that if you don't fit every little criteria that they aren't worth applying for because they are. Every little bit counts in offsetting the cost of school.

What's unique about your campus?

I absolutely love the campus, everything about it. I love how close I live to my classes and the campus horticulture is gorgeous. I grew up around a very large college campus and hated it. Western's campus is just the right size. I really do like everything about the campus.

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

I would tell parents to make sure that when you are doing a campus tour that you feel as comfortable as possible. The more relaxed you and your child feel about the campus, its academics, social activities and job placement will make it an easier transition for both.

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

Our school spirit and the numerous organizations to get involved in.

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

An academically challenging yet promising school. When I graduate from here, I feel confident that I have earned my degree a...

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

An academically challenging yet promising school. When I graduate from here, I feel confident that I have earned my degree and that it wasn't handed to me and also that I will quickly find a job within my field of study. The professors here most often care about the success of students within their class and many go beyond the scope of the class to assure success if the student needs it. The campus itself is beautiful and students here feel safe.

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

Definitely talk with financial aid to see what you can do as a student/parent to prepare for the academic year, get to know your professors and don't be afraid to seek help from your professors or tutors outside of the classroom. Every one of them is willing to go above and beyond what is asked of them to help assure your success. Don't take your education lightly. Make sure to attend all classes and get the most out of your education. Just because what you learn in the classroom doesn't apply to the degree you are working toward doesn't mean that it doesn't apply to general life.

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

It is a quality school with a drive for excellence. The academic studies here are great and the professors in the school are well qualified to teach. Each semester the school has students to fill out evaluations which truely help both the teachers and faculty at the college to succeed.

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

My university is unique because it offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Activities range anywhere from tutor...

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

My university is unique because it offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Activities range anywhere from tutoring to pep rallies to rugby games. Everybody can find a niche that they fit in. I haven't met a single person yet during my college experience that regrets choosing to come to Western Kentucky University.

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

The best advice that I could give to a prospective college student about finding the right college is to keep your options open. Apply to as many schools as you can, so that when its time to choose your school, you are not limited to one or two schools. And as far as making the most out of your college experience goes, stay involved. The people that don't enjoy college are the people that just sit around their dorm room all the time watching t.v. in their underwear. There is always plenty to get involved in, so find a niche that you belong in, and live your college experience up to the fullest.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is an open minded one. Since we have such a large variety of ethnicities and cultures, a student here has to be able to accept people and get along with them no matter how different they look or act.

Darren
Describe the students at your school.

Very fun and out going.

Describe the students at your school.

Very fun and out going.

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

Visit the school and just pick the one you would want to spend 4 years at. Don't worry about reputation or money, just pick the one you like the best.

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

The worst thing about my school is the parking on campus. It is very hard to find a parking spot on campus.

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

We are a tightly knit group of individuals who want the most out of life.

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

We are a tightly knit group of individuals who want the most out of life.

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

Don't pick somewhere just because your friends do, pick a place that will the be the closest to suite what you want out of life.

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

Have fun, but be responsible. Don't do anything you'd be ashamed to tell your parents. You know, go to class, do your homewor...

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

Have fun, but be responsible. Don't do anything you'd be ashamed to tell your parents. You know, go to class, do your homework, study, make good grades. Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. Eat well, sleep well. Make new friends. Get involved. Do something you LOVE.

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

I wish I had known a little more about the girl I was rooming with. Both roommates I've had were difficult to live with because we were so different. Different schedules, different political beliefs, and very different social lives.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school, honestly, is the rule that you can only use four meal plans in a day. There are days, like Thanksgiving week, where I have meal plans for use for only two days, so I only get to use eight of them instead of all ten.

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

Find out what kind of grants, scholarships and finincial aid you can recieve from the schools you are applying to. Get organ...

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

Find out what kind of grants, scholarships and finincial aid you can recieve from the schools you are applying to. Get organized and plan out what you want to do, what classes you want to take and how long it will take you to accomplish your goals. Ask questions because you will not always get information handed to you. Live on campus, it is a great experience and good practice for adulthood, you gain much more responsibility and maturity this way. Also, by being involved on campus you make more friends, college is about developing who you are-- your identity as well as your career. Don't get overwhelemed, you can only do as much as you capable of, so try not to stress. However, this does not mean that you shouldn't care, not go to class and party all the time. After all your main goal in college is to get an education. Remember all of these things and you will be fine and your college experience will be beneficial.

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

How many hours we had to take and how to plan out my time here. There are many rules and things that I was not aware of until after getting here and some I have learned recently.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The variety of food on campus gets old. Also, they do not tel you everything you need to know in regard to classes you need to take and how to get of here on time, you are on your own and are expected to ask a lot of questions to get what you need done.

Jesse
Describe the students at your school.

Some are very focused, and concerned with getting a college degree, while others are less motivated and dont really apply the...

Describe the students at your school.

Some are very focused, and concerned with getting a college degree, while others are less motivated and dont really apply theirselves to classes or self improvement.

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

Look for schools and communities that really encourage students to push theirselves in their degree and other interests. Often times I see students loose interest in hobbies and interests because they become more focused on working or partying. So parents and students should look for a school that is affordable and offers as much help as possible to attend, and also promotes and rewards students more often when pursueing self improving activities outside of schoolwork.

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

More about summer and winter classes, and finical aid for those terms. Also study abroad opportunities,and finical aid for those aswell.

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