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Western Kentucky University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 16,063
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $12,611,315
Admissions Address

1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576

Website

http://www.wku.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@wku.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Dean R. Kahler
Admissions office telephone: (270) 745-2551
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.wku.edu/Info/Admissions/ Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 22 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? Yes, for all students
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 91%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 91%
Total applicants: 6,953
Total acceptances: 6,307
Total freshman enrollment: 3,235
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,965
Male acceptances: 2,674
Male freshman enrollment: 1,390
 
Female applicants: 3,988
Female acceptances: 3,633
Female freshman enrollment: 1,845
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 17%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 5%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 450 – 560
Combined: 890 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.7% 2.1%
600-699 12.1% 10.6%
500-599 37.6% 45.4%
400-499 38.3% 31.9%
300-399 9.9% 8.5%
200-299 1.4% 1.4%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 95%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 25
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 18 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.9% 7.2% 2.6%
24-29 24.6% 23.1% 23.7%
18-23 50.1% 43.3% 39.8%
12-17 21.9% 22.2% 33.6%
6-11 0.4% 4.2% 0.2%
Below 6 N/A N/A 0.0%

 



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