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At Western Kentucky University, students aspire to reach new heights and achieve their ambitions. There is an opportunity for everyone at WKU with over 150 majors, degrees, and programs offered online and on-campus. Our School of Media, Education, Engineering, and Business  programs are all nationally ranked and well-regarded. We pride ourselves on spirited enthusiasm from athletics to research and the arts to sustainability. We are proud to be Hilltoppers who Climb Higher. 

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To learn more about the WKU student experience and your future at Western Kentucky University, contact WKU Admissions today!  



Transformative Undergraduate Degrees

As a student-centered university, WKU educates students to be well-prepared for their future careers and/or graduate study. As part of their undergraduate degree experience, students also complete the Colonnade Program, our innovative general education curriculum that goes beyond introductory classes or electives. The Colonnade Program offers an opportunity for all WKU students to build excellent communication, quantitative reasoning, and ethical and global thinking skills—qualities that many employers seek from recent graduates. A degree from Western Kentucky University will be your foundation as you climb higher. 

An Affordable, Academic Experience

We offer a world-class education and strive to make it an affordable experience, especially for first-generation college and low-income students. There are a multitude of scholarships offered through the College Heights Foundation, which is generously supported by our enthusiastic alumni and local community organizations. Scholarships offered through various academic departments and initiatives are an additional financial resource for students. Through our institutional support for research and creative innovation, WKU students and recent alumni earn recognition through national scholarships and graduate fellowships. For more information about funding your education, visit the Student Financial Assistance page.

Our Bowling Green Campus And Beyond

Student life is very connected to downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky located just off campus! There are an abundance of restaurants, local history and natural sites to explore with your friends, including many opportunities to get involved through volunteering and internships with local nonprofits and companies. These factors make Bowling Green the perfect college town.

The transformative reach of WKU extends far beyond Bowling Green. Our regional campuses in Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro, and Somerset provide academic support and career development to adult students and online learners across Kentucky looking for continued educational opportunities. 


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Earn your undergraduate degree at WKU in a tight-knit community that is spirited about everything we achieve together. Whether you join us in Bowling Green, a regional campus, or online, you will be well-prepared for your future. There are many opportunities to engage with the WKU community before you enroll as a student. Consider attending an Admissions event or take a campus tour when you visit our Bowling Green campus. 

Are you ready to join us? Begin your application to Western Kentucky University!




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