WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and award winning speech and debate team. Western Kentucky University is an academically demanding university which is consistently ranked in the second tier of southern universities.
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Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 50,000 people. It is situated approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky, and 61 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. It rests on a hill overlooking Bowling Green, causing many to call the campus one of the most beautiful in America. Bowling Green is home to the General Motors Corvette Plant and the National Corvette Museum.
There are 66 major buildings on the 200-acre main campus and another 765 acres on the University Farm. The student body is made up of 18,000 students from all over the USA and more than 46 different countries.
WKU residence halls are more than just a place to live! Each hall has been fully renovated and features moveable furniture, high-speed internet access, cable TV, a kitchen on each floor, study and TV lounges, vending machines, laundry facilities, community rooms, and resident mailboxes. Trained Hall Staff create dynamic opportunities specific to your floor and residence hall to provide a premier living/learning experience that ensures student success.