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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend WKU.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at WKU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend WKU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at WKU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at WKU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at WKU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at WKU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at WKU.
This is an extremely exciting time in the life of WKU. WKU is becoming a leading American university with international reach. The transformation is physical, intellectual, cultural, attitudinal, academic, social, and economic.
With an enrollment of over 21,000 students for fall 2012, Western Kentucky University is highly ranked academically and possesses programs of national prominence in journalism and broadcasting, engineering, and forensics. WKU is the home of the Gatton Academy for Math and Science - the destination point for Kentucky's most gifted and talented students. WKU is also home of Kentucky's first and only Honors College - where gifted and talented students study in an intimate scholarly environment on campus and abroad. These are among the reasons why WKU is becoming the intellectual heartbeat of Kentucky.
WKU's commitment is to ensure value in a holistic learning experience through high standards for student achievement and conduct, a strong faculty, technological innovation, personalized attention, broad access, and public accountability for actions and outcomes.
As a nationally prominent university, WKU is engaged internationally in acclaimed, technologically driven academic programs. An inspiring and talented faculty promotes a high level of scholarship and an entrepreneurial attitude leading to success for all within WKU’s reach. The WKU experience occurs on a unique campus and through a spirit which attracts an intellectually exciting and diverse family of the nation’s best students. WKU places a premium on student learning. Its faculty engage in creative activity and diverse scholarship designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. Maintaining a campus of distinctive history and character, WKU sustains a student population of increasing quality. It fulfills its responsibility for access through its community college, regional campus programs, and distance learning.