Western Kentucky University

Women's Independent
Profile
Size
9 / 10
17,656 Undergrads / 20,257 Students
Cost
2 / 10
$11,817 Net Price
Selectivity
1 / 10
95% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Independent

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
70%
Overall Graduation Rate
43%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
28% / 51%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Recruit Commits
2015
  
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Hometown
Position(s)
Mhari Shaw South Oldham KY Att
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Location
1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Nashville Area
  • Louisville Kentucky Area
  • Lexington Kentucky Area
  • Owensboro Kentucky Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Cincinnati Area
  • Clarksville Tennessee Area
  • Evansville Indiana Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Indianapolis Indiana Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Knoxville Tennessee Area
Where Grads Work
  • Humana
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • US Army
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • University of Kentucky
  • HCA
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • U.S. Bank
  • Warren County Schools
  • Dell
  • AT&T
  • State Farm
  • KCTCS
  • Vanderbilt University
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Marketing
  • Arts and Design
  • Human Resources
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
430 - 540
Math
470 - 580
Total
940 - 1160
ACT
English
17 - 26
Math
19 - 28
Composite
19 - 27

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 9,804 3,849 5,955
% Admitted 95% 95% 96%
% Admits That Enroll 33% 35% 32%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.27
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (19%)
    Health Professions (12%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (9%)
    Communication & Journalism (8%)
    Education (8%)
    Social Sciences (6%)
    Psychology (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Agriculture (3%)
    Engineering (3%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    Engineering Technology (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    History (1%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (1%)
    Architecture (1%)
    Legal Professions
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
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    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $11,817

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,202 $24,792
    Books & Supplies$1,000 $1,000
    Cost of Living$8,350 $8,350
    Personal Expenses$1,944 $1,944
     
    Sticker Price$21,496 $35,402

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    95% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship89%$7,295
    Federal Grants39%$4,258
    Pell Grants39%$4,151
    Other Federal10%$447
    State & Local Grants73%$2,555
    Institutional Grants46%$6,424
     
    Student Loans55%$6,177
    Federal Loans54%$5,478
    Other Loans5%$9,481

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $15.4 Million $759

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,197.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,250 $247

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 10.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,614 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $34,700

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.3 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 28% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 2
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 13 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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