Welcome to Western Kentucky University (WKU), home of the Hilltoppers. WKU's hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. It embraces a proud heritage and a bold, ambitious future.
WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural, and economic. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.
Western Kentucky University prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service, and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.
WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business, and its award-winning speech and debate team. More than 20,000 students grace WKU campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro, and the Elizabethtown area.
Why Western Kentucky University
- Academic programs: Western Kentucky University is engaged in internationally acclaimed, student-and-learning-centered academic programs. The WKU experience occurs on several unique campus environments and through an overarching spirit that attracts an intellectually exciting and diverse family of the nation's best students. WKU provides students of all backgrounds with rigorous academic programs in education, the liberal arts and sciences, the health sciences, and business, with emphasis at the baccalaureate and masters levels, complemented by relevant associate and doctoral level programs. The University places a premium on student learning; it is committed to ensuring value in the holistic learning experience through high standards for student achievement and conduct, a strong faculty, technological innovation, personalized attention, broad access, and public accountability for actions and outcomes.
- Student activities: The Department of Student Activities works to provide co-curricular activities for those who want to become involved at Western Kentucky University. Whether it is a student organization, student government, leadership programs, campus-wide programming, Downing Student Union (DSU) activities, or volunteerism programs, there is something for each student who wants to become involved.
- Student housing: Western Kentucky University residence halls provide a premier living/learning experience that promotes student success and connectivity. Students living on campus enjoy programs and activities hosted by their residence hall. Each hall has high-speed internet access, cable TV, kitchens, study and TV lounges, laundry facilities, community rooms, and resident mailboxes.