Western Kentucky University Reviews

  • 37 Reviews
  • Bowling Green (KY)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,496
88% of 37 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 37 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Spencer Steele
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2019
  • Degree: Special Education
"At WKU I feel like the education program was great. However, the requirements that were established for an English/Literature emphasis I believe were entirely too rigorous. I was taking 18-19 hours per semester, and felt overwhelmed with all of the work I had to do just so I could graduate in the 4 years. WKU's tuition rates I believe were also super inflated compared to it's competitors in size and geographical area. However, I enjoyed my time at the school. I just felt overall, that the school focused more on what the campus looked like, and the sports programs, that truly helping improve the programs and offerings for educational purposes."
Shelby Kempf
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The school itself has some amazing teachers, with some amazing knowledge of the subjects they teach. It is the higher up you go the more problems begin to show. The college continually changes their budget and have recently been cutting programs constantly. Tuition is on the rise and it was already high before then. For some reason they have also decided to force meal plans upon students who are not living on campus now. This is something you have to pay for out of pocket and is not included in financial aid packages it was $750 a semester, but has risen since 2018. There is also a $300 fee for taking online classes, and this is per class. If a student has to take online courses due to work scheduling or whatever they will be adding up to an additional $1200 a semester."
Kelley Sabino
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"This program was excellent in teaching you what you need to know before getting out in the real world. They taught you how to slow down and due self-care, so you would not get burnt out. This school taught me to be myself and that it is okay to have a mental break down every now and then, but that you should get back up and keep trying. They worked with me on setting up flexible internships that worked around my busy schedule. They provided me with excellent support not just from there on campus options, but also from there staff. My program colleagues became not just my friends, but also my family. We had grown close, they were the best support system I could ask for outside of my family. I would recommend this college for everyone. I feel that everyone would feel welcome going to this college because they are one of the most diverse universities in the state. There is always an organization or club that you can join. The classes are flexible with times and dates that are offered. I was able to do my program at an off campus sight, which helped making achieving my degree a lot easier. I was a new wife and mother when I went threw the program and they were helpful in providing me the support and resources I needed, in order to successfully complete my degree. So keep your head up you will make it through it. Stay committed and focused and you will watch yourself grow not just as a person, but also as a professional. I wish you the best in your indeavors. Go Hilltoppers!!"
Poor Customer Service
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"When called to inquire about the graduate program lady was super rude and extremely disrespectful. When asking questions I was told it was not her job to inform me of my inquires and to google search it because it was an online class. Would strongly suggest somewhere else with better online support."
Tara T Fenty
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2018
  • Degree: Sociology
"The professor for my major were amazing!! They always knew how to keep people interested! Even my hardest professor still made things fun. The school itself is huge and beautiful. When I was attending there they were starting on some new constructions, so I am more than positive that it has only gotten better."
Steven Scott
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"WKU is a great school for those looking for a quality education at an affordable price. Located in the heart of Bowling Green, KY, you get to experience diversity without sacrificing the small-town atmosphere. I will say that one of the major drawbacks of WKU is parking. It's definitely a first-come, first serve basis. Don't expect to find a parking spot past 9:00 am. Most of the faculty are very knowledgeable in their fields and willing to help with student success."
Kimberly McCauley
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"I spent two years at WKU to complete my Bachelor's Degree. The classes were great! I learned so much in the classes but especially my marketing classes, I learned not only information, but also how to apply it. Upon graduating, I moved to another city and was able to secure a job paying more than I expected to earn because of my degree from WKU. On top of all of that, the campus is beautiful and people in Kentucky are the nicest."
CASEY CAREY
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Western Kentucky University is a great college. They offer many programs, modes of instruction, and have multiple campus locations for your convenience. My student advisor and all of my professors have been wonderful. They always been helpful by supporting me to ensure my success in school. I would recommend Western Kentucky University for any student."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"Western Kentucky University was a good choice for me. I could take classes at night or on the weekends so they easily fit into my schedule. Most of my teachers cared about my success in the program."
Kayla Moore
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: History
"Western Kentucky University is an amazing school, and one I'm proud to have attended. I received my bachelor of arts in History with a minor in English, and had the opportunity to learn from an incredible assortment of professors who helped shape my course of study in a positive way. I was always challenged, and was surrounded by likeminded students who I could collaborate and study with daily. Plus, the campus itself is stunning and surrounded by beautiful nature - one of the many reasons I fell in love with it in the first place."
Maggie Shelton
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, KY. The small college town is about 2 hours south of Louisville Kentucky and an hour north of Nashville Tennessee. At WKU students are passionate about their university and student life. The university aims for the mission to be inclusive to all students no matter their background. WKU has the largest international student population in the state and 1 in every 8 students will study abroad during their time on "the Hill." With its small class sizes and relatable professors, WKU becomes a great place for any student to attend. The campus offers many on campus dorms and apartments and is known to have a great social scene. The university boasts of its football team, which has won four straight bowl games. WKU is known for its College of Business, Nursing Program and school of Journalism. Recently the university has added minors such as "Brewing." Overall, I really enjoyed my four years on campus and would recommend the university to anyone who was interested!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: History
"Beautiful campus with caring professors who want you to succeed. Vibrant community that encourages discussion and the free-exchange of ideas."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"Western Kentucky University help me to achieve my goal of becoming a professor at a university. The knowledge I gained at the university has proven helpful in numerous real-life situations. The teachers were friendly and approachable. I am glad I chose Western Kentucky University for my masters program."
Jessica M. Bertram
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Western Kentucky University offered me a solid understanding in rural Social Work practice. I appreciate the opportunities Western Kentucky University afforded me chances to develop my interest areas outside of the classroom and staff that supported me throughout! The staff was support and encouraged me to push forward in my educational goals and consider get a higher degree after leaving."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Very good for an online program. Faculty us very helpful, and the programs can be challenging. Campus is beautiful but parking is a pain."
TurdFerguson
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Journalism
"Western is a small enough school that you can get personal attention from the professrs, but big enough to give you a real college experience. Campus is tightly packed on The Hill, so although walking up the hill is a challenge, all of the buildings are really close together. Its is a challenging school that will prepare you for whatever it is you plan to do."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Beautiful campus and growing community. Offers the best of both worlds with a big campus vibe and small campus community"
Max @ WKU
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"It is a nice place to study. Good campus and understanding faculties. The department where I did my graduation has good research options. The most important thing is that you get teaching opportunity in the labs which adds much to your CV and boost your confidence level if you are planning to go for teaching as a career in the future."
Max @ WKU
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"It is a nice place to study. Good campus and understanding faculties. The department where I did my graduation has good research options. The most important thing is that you get teaching opportunity in the labs which adds much to your CV and boost your confidence level if you are planning to go for teaching as a career in the future."
Adam Haynes
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Pros - Very good program with a great return on investment. Professors are very helpful and always available to answer questions. Very diverse group of students with several international students. Several financial aid opportunities in the form of graduate assistantships. Cons - Not the best career support services, as job placement can be a little challenging following graduation. Alumni network could be improved."