How much does Western Kentucky University cost?

Western Kentucky University Cost of Attendance
In-state $10,202
Out-of-state $25,512
On-Campus Room and Board $8,350
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,368
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $11,651
$30,000-$48,000 $16,018
$48,000-$75,000 $14,488
$75,000-$110,000 $11,651
Over $110,000 $15,699

Western Kentucky University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 95% $7,292
Federal Grants 39% $4,258
Pell grants 39% $4,010
Other federal grants 10% $447
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 73% $2,555
Institutional grants or scholarships 46% $6,424
Student loan aid 55% $6,177
Federal student loans 54% $6,659
Other student loans 5% $9,481

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 282 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 172 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 207 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 143 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 147 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 279 Up to $2,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Western Kentucky University Admissions

What is Western Kentucky University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 95%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 7% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-600
SAT Math 470-580
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 96% of applicants
Composite Score 19-27

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Western Kentucky University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 17656
Living on campus 12%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Western Kentucky University Graduation Success

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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.


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