Founded in 1906, WKU is home to many highly-ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as business/management, journalism/broadcasting, engineering, computer sciences, social sciences, and public health, but it holds over 200 course programs that span the academic spectrum.
More than 17,000 students grace WKU's campus, including students from over 50 countries. WKU is one of four nationally recognized Safe Communities of America by the National Safety Council and is ranked as one of the most beautiful southern campuses by U.S. News.
It’s home to competitive Division I athletic teams including football, basketball, soccer, and tennis, and its campus has over 300 student organizations, including student publications and speech/debate teams that consistently win national awards.
Kentucky is known worldwide for its bourbon, thoroughbred horseracing, and of course, fried chicken! Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, WKU is ranked as one of the top 10 U.S. college towns. Bowling Green is one hour away from Nashville, Tennessee and its international airport.
There is a huge emphasis on global learning, diversity, and international perspectives at WKU. No matter where you’re from, what you believe, or who you are, you have a welcoming home at Western Kentucky University.