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College Deliberately: Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in Bowling Green, KY.

Western Kentucky University

place 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
phone Phone: (270) 745-0111
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Web: http://www.wku.edu
Western Kentucky University is also known as: Western Kentucky University, WKU, HILLTOPPERS

Mission

Western Kentucky University (WKU) 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.

Admissions

This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to Western Kentucky University. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Accreditation

AgencyProgram
TypeStatusInitial Accreditation date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/26
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/26
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/26
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/26
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/26
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and DieteticsDietetics (DIETI) – Dietetic Internship
Internship/ResidencyAccredited7/29/16
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and DieteticsDidactic Program in Dietetics
SpecializedAccredited2/1/76
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting CommissionNursing (ADNUR) – Associate degree programs
SpecializedAccredited12/1/66
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationDental Hygiene (DH)
SpecializedAccredited5/14/70
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PT) – Professional programs for the physical therapist
SpecializedAccredited5/4/16
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language PathologySpeech-Language Pathology (SLP) – Graduate degree programs
SpecializedAccredited8/1/93
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNDNP) – Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited10/10/13
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited9/28/02
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited9/28/02
Commission on English Language Program AccreditationEnglish Language (English as a Second Language International)
SpecializedAccredited6/15/13
Council on Education for Public HealthPublic Health Programs (PHPB) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
SpecializedAccredited10/7/16
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on AccreditationArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/89
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on AccreditationDance (DANCE) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/11
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on AccreditationMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/48
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on AccreditationTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited7/1/07
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
No Longer Recognized*
Teacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
SpecializedAccredited1/1/54
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

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