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Western Kentucky University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 223 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
223-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 50,000), 65 miles from
Nashville, Tenn.; branch campus in Glasgow. Served by bus; major airport
serves Nashville; train serves Fulton (110 miles). School operates
transportation to local mall.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 29% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 39% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 28% of the on-campus students.
  • Sorority housing are used by 4% of the students.
  • Fraternity housing.
  • 32% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 68% of all students live off campus or commute.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All freshmen must live on campus.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 40% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • 9% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $2110 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.