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Western Kentucky University

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Visiting And Contact Information

Potter Hall 117

1906 College Heights Blvd.

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020

United States

Phone: 270-745-2551

Fax: 270-745-6133

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 66
SAT:
% Submitting Score:7%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:430 - 560
     Math Middle 50%:430 - 560
ACT:
% Submitting Score:90%
     ACT Middle 50%:19 - 25
     Math Middle 50%:17 - 25
     English Middle 50%:18 - 26
Average High School GPA:3.2
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:22.4%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:13.7%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:14.9%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:13.4%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:22.4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:11.6%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:1.7%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:25.3%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:49.9%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:76.3%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 8,114
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,491
Total of accepted students who enroll: 3,065
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Waivable
Regular Application Deadline: 08/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: N/A
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Not Considered
Class Rank:Not Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Not Considered
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Not Considered
Talent / Ability:Not Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Not Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:22
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     History:1
     Academic Electives:5
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    66
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    430 - 560
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    430 - 560
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    17 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    18 - 26
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.2
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    08/01
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