About Western Kentucky University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Western Kentucky University cost?

Western Kentucky University Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,912
Out-of-state $24,792
On-Campus Room and Board $7,713
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,368
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $11,398
$30,000-$48,000 $11,398
$48,000-$75,000 $14,523
$75,000-$110,000 $16,528
Over $110,000 $16,737

Western Kentucky University Financial Aid and Debt

47%

Students paying down their debt

$24,250

Typical Total Student Debt

$251

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 94% $7,059
Federal Grants 37% $4,415
Pell grants 37% $4,013
Other federal grants 8% $461
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 75% $2,390
Institutional grants or scholarships 41% $7,147
Student loan aid 52% $5,991
Federal student loans 51% $6,711
Other student loans 4% $9,010

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Western Kentucky University Admissions

What is Western Kentucky University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 8% of applicants
SAT Reading 430-540
SAT Math 430-550
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 95% of applicants
Composite Score 19-26

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Western Kentucky University Campus Life

17:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

576

Forbes Ranking

30%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

52%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 20547
Living on campus 12%
Transfer Students 26%
Under Age 25 45%
Gender Balance
Men
42%
Women
58%

Student Diversity

41%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
76.43%
Unknown
10.00%
Black or African American
8.82%
Hispanic or Latino
3.14%
Asian
1.30%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.08%

Western Kentucky University Graduation Success

73%

First Year Student Retention

30%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$33,800

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Address

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify