How much does Western Kentucky University cost?

Western Kentucky University Cost of Attendance
In-state $10,512
Out-of-state $26,280
On-Campus Room and Board $8,343
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,368
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,499
$30,000-$48,000 $17,302
$48,000-$75,000 $16,816
$75,000-$110,000 $12,499
Over $110,000 $17,535

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 96% $6,683
Federal Grants 42% $4,465
Pell grants 42% $4,196
Other federal grants 12% $433
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 75% $2,711
Institutional grants or scholarships 49% $6,657
Student loan aid 57% $5,901
Federal student loans 56% $6,566
Other student loans 4% $10,397

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Western Kentucky University Admissions

What is Western Kentucky University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-600
SAT Math 480-590
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 95% of applicants
Composite Score 20-27

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Western Kentucky University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 17656
Living on campus 13%
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

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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