At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1906
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $8,722
  • Selectivity
  • Less Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Semester
  • Public/Private
  • Public
  • Religious Affiliation
  • N/A
Location and setting

Urban

Bowling Green, KY

Deadlines

August 01

Regular App Deadline

N/A

Early App Deadline

August 1

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 92%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 43%
  • Application Fee
  • $40
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

70%

Top half of HS class

44%

Top quarter of HS class

22%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 440-580
  • Math
  • 430-590
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 18-24
  • English
  • 18-24
  • Math
  • 17-24
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

Less Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 92%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 43%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 20,448

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$8,722

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,000

books and supplies

$7,320

room and board

$17,042

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$22,248

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,000

books and supplies

$7,320

room and board

$30,568

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $11,995
  • $30-$48K
  • $15,454
  • $48-$75K
  • $14,896
  • $75-$110K
  • $16,994
  • $110 & UP
  • $18,004
Financial aid

96%

Receiving Financial Aid

45%

Receiving Federal Grants

55%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: August 1

Student Life

Student Body

17,509

Total undergrad enrollment

2,939

Total grad students

22%

Out-of-state

N/A

In-state

6%

International
Students

  • 57%

    FEMALE

  • 43

    MALE
Organizations

320

Student Organizations

18

Fraternities

13

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • N/A
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 11%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 2%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 78%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

17:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

1,219

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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