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About WKU

Located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green, the WKU campus is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. The portion of the campus known as College Heights commands an impressive view of the Barren River Valley and is a distinctive landmark of the city. There are 66 major buildings on the approximately 200 acre main campus, with another 785 acres on the University Farm. See photos of the WKU campus on Flickr.


WKU: A leading American university with international reach.

Defining Character

Western Kentucky University shall be the university of choice for students and faculty who are dedicated to academic excellence. True to the Western Spirit, the University offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging environment which is responsive to the intellectual, social, and cultural needs of a diverse learning community. Western’s success is reflected in the success of its alumni, who are known for their leadership, adaptability, and commitment to Western.

Learn more about WKU’s rich history by visiting the History & Traditions website.


Western Kentucky University prepares students to be productive, engaged leaders in a global society. It provides service and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituents. WKU is responsible for stewarding a high quality of life throughout its region.

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