Western Kentucky University Comparison

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Location Bowling Green, KY
Setting Small City
Students 17,517
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $10,802
Tuition (Out of State) $26,496
Room & Board $10,044
Avg Net Price $12,705
Avg Grant Aid $7,987
% Receiving Grant Aid 98%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 97.7%
Avg High School GPA 3.42
Admissions Standards Moderate
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/26
SAT Range 980/1180
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2022


Graduation Rate 50%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $37,100
Making Student Loan Payments 47%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,250
Median Loan Payment $250
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/