Western Kentucky UniversityWestern Kentucky University, or WKU, is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded in 1906 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. WKU is organized into the following academic divisions:
The men's sports teams of WKU are nicknamed the Hilltoppers and the women's sports teams are known as the Lady Toppers. Their official mascot is the Big Red.
College of Health and Human Services
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Potter College of Arts and Letters
The Bowling Green Community College of Western Kentucky University
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
The Gordon Ford College of Business
Profile of Western Kentucky UniversityWestern Kentucky University can be found in Bowling Green, KY (a small city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Western Kentucky University.
The most common majors at the school are in media.
Western Kentucky University Selectivity
Western Kentucky University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 440 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 410 to 520, but ranged both higher and lower.
A tenure system is one way Western Kentucky University works to keep a high-quality staff.
In 2007, 19, 258 students were enrolled in the school.
Student dorms or apartments are common at Western Kentucky University. The school offers students meal plans. Western Kentucky University student athletes compete in Sun Belt Conference competitions. The school reports its educational mission is:
"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. "Western Kentucky University Programs and Degrees
Contact: Western Kentucky UniversityWestern Kentucky University
|General Category||General Category||Most Common Majors |
|Education and Teaching||743||elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, middle school teaching, educational admin and supervision, school Counselling, family/home economics teaching, education of speech impaired, . . . |
|Liberal Arts||733||general studies, sociology, library science, English, geography, social services, political science, English language and literature, . . . |
|Business and Management||455||business management, marketing, business, accounting, finance, financial planning, MIS, managerial economics|
|Media||311||radio and television, organizational communications, communication studies, advertising, public relations, journalism, photojournalism|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||198||registered nursing, EMT paramedic, nurse practitioner|
|Therapy and Counselling||158||psychology, Counselling psychology, community health services, school psychology|
|Science||123||biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, biochemistry, geology, molecular genetics|
|Medical Support and Technology||99||audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech|
|Agricultural Science and Management||91||agriculture, agricultural production|
|Family and Social Work||81||social work, public administration|
|Computer Science and Engineering||61||computer and info science, information technology, data processing tech|
|Engineering Technician||60||industrial tech, civil engineering tech, environmental engineering tech, electromechanical tech|
|Engineering||55||civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering|
|Medical administration||48||health care administration, medical records tech, community health|
|Fine Arts||43||fine arts|
|Construction Trades||42||apparel and textiles|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||37||parks and recreation management|
|Music||20||music, various music studies|
|Religion and Philosophy||18||religion, philosophy|
|office and Administration||17||executive secretary|
|Art Studies||16||visual and performing arts|
|Drama and Performing Arts||6||drama|
|Real Estate and Construction Management||1||real estate|
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