Western Kentucky University, , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Western Kentucky University

Company Name: Western Kentucky University
State: Kentucky
County: Warren
City/town: Bowling Green
Post: 42101
Phone: (270)745-0111
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002002
OPE ID code: 200200
Date Approved: 2003-01-29
Web site: http://www.wku.edu
Status: Active

Review: Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was formally founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. A statue of Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry, WKU's founder, stands at the top of The Hill, in front of Cherry Hall.WKU has a student body of nearly 21,000 students. Its main campus, College Heights, is in the midst of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction and renovation. Since 1997, dormitories have been renovated, new academic and athletic buildings have been finished, with more construction under way. The university also has placed a premium on creating a park-like atmosphere, with parking lots on the interior of the 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus replaced with greenspace, trees and other landscaping known as Centennial Mall. WKU sits atop the highest point in south-central Kentucky, a hill called College Heights with a commanding view of the Barren River valley. The campus flows from the top of College Heights, also known as The Hill, down its north, south and west faces. The university's mottos are "The Spirit Makes the Master" and "Life, More Life!"-both phrases coined by WKU's founder, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry.WKU is in the midst of its second major capital campaign, the $200 million New Century of Spirit, which ends in 2012. It follows the university's first campaign, Investing in the Spirit, which had a goal of $75 million but raised more than $100 million.Besides the main campus at College Heights, WKU operates a satellite campus in Bowling Green and regional campuses in Glasgow, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox and in Owensboro with its Western Kentucky University-Owensboro campus.

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Western Kentucky University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 20,712
Undergraduate Population: 17,645
Percent Admitted: 94.0%
SAT Composite Range: 860-1090
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 41%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 59%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 10.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 83.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 72.1%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 27.9%

Western Kentucky University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $7,560
Out of State Tuition: $18,840
Books and Supplies: $1,000
Total Annual Cost: $28,070

Western Kentucky University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 95.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 72.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $64,958,118
Undergraduate Application Fee: $40

Western Kentucky University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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