Western Kentucky University
#982 Overall Influence#559 Desirability Rank

Western Kentucky University

University

From Wikipedia

Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. It operates regional campuses in Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, and Owensboro.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,250

Acceptance

97%

Graduation Rate

52%

Median SAT Score

1085

Median ACT Score

23

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,512

Fees (in-state)

$0

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$38,600

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

16K

Under-Grads

14K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green KY 42101-1000

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

43 per 100k

Violent Crime

3 per 100k

What is Western Kentucky University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#395 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Chemistry
#538 World Rank #270 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#997 World Rank #301 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#849 World Rank #325 USA Rank
Literature
#755 World Rank #356 USA Rank
Education
#601 World Rank #365 USA Rank
Business
#654 World Rank #411 USA Rank
Communications
#995 World Rank #425 USA Rank
Biology
#1065 World Rank #426 USA Rank
Sociology
#799 World Rank #427 USA Rank
Psychology
#1243 World Rank #442 USA Rank
Mathematics
#780 World Rank #446 USA Rank
Social Work
#842 World Rank #470 USA Rank
History
#1322 World Rank #551 USA Rank
Medical
#973 World Rank #587 USA Rank
Nursing
#2083 World Rank #789 USA Rank
Computer Science
#3446 World Rank #998 USA Rank
Engineering
#3121 World Rank #1336 USA Rank
Political Science

Other areas of influence

#807 World Rank #400 USA Rank
Law
#965 World Rank #695 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Western Kentucky University's Most influential alumni?

Western Kentucky University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Religious Studies, and Business. Western Kentucky University’s most academically influential people include Harry B. Gray, John Carpenter, and Jack Keane.

Harry B. Gray
Harry B. Gray

American chemist

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John Carpenter
John Carpenter

American film director, screenwriter and producer

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Jack Keane
Jack Keane

United States general

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Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton

American writer

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Paul Twitchell

American writer

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Duncan Hines
Duncan Hines

American writer and food critic

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Danny Jorgensen

American sociologist

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Michael Card
Michael Card

Singer, songwriter, author, composer, Radio Host

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Michael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum

American actor

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Saeed Jones
Saeed Jones

American poet

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Lowell H. Harrison

American historian

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Kern Alexander

Education academic

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