Exceptional academic programs and world-renowned faculty are only part of what makes the WKU experience unparalleled in American higher education. Our state-of-the-art facilities, commitment to student success, and highly engaged campus community demonstrate what we call the Spirit of WKU. Your hopes, dreams, and ideas are important to us. We constantly seek to provide an environment where creativity is nurtured and intellect grows. Climb with us at Western Kentucky University.
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Topper Orientation Program
TOP is an important step in your Hilltopper journey. During TOP, you’ll interact with current students and classmates, meet with an advisor and choose your class schedule, and receive your WKU Student ID. Click the button below to select your TOP date.Sign up for TOP
A safe place to call home
You’re not just choosing a college; you’re choosing a home. WKU is one of only four college campuses to receive the Safe Community designation from the National Safety Council. You can rest easy knowing that we’re continually working to ensure you’ll be able to focus on classes and college life uninhibited by safety concerns.Learn More
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The college search and application process can seem overwhelming, but your WKU admissions counselor is here to help. Connect with your admissions counselor, and let us know if you have any questions.Find Your Counselor
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