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Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906. WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Education, Business and an award winning speech and debate team.

WKU students enjoy an intimate scholarly environment on a vibrant campus and are encouraged to become involved in community service, applied research and study abroad. These are among the reasons why WKU is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. The main campus sits on a hill with a commanding view of the Barren River valley. The campus runs from the top of College Heights, also known as The Hill, down its north, south and west faces.

 

Quick facts:

Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky

City population: 63,616

University population: 21,000 students

Climate: Bowling Green has a humid subtropical climate. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 2.1 °C in January to 25.9 °C in July.

Nearest Airport: Nashville International Airport

Website: http://www.wku.edu/

 

Why WKU?

  1. Twenty-seven alumni of WKU's photo and print journalism programs have been awarded thirteen Pulitzer Prizes
  2. WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Business and an award winning speech and debate team
  3. WKU students enjoy an intimate scholarly environment on a vibrant campus and are encouraged to become involved in community service and applied research