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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Admissions Summary

Western Kentucky University is not selective with an acceptance rate of 97%. Students that get into Western Kentucky University have an SAT score between 990–1160* or an ACT score of 18–25*. Regular applications are due August 1.

By the Numbers

These ranges reflect what most admitted students scored, but many are outside these ranges.

  • GPA Range
  • 3.75+39%
  • 3.50–3.7419%
  • 3.25–3.4916%
  • 3.00–3.2411%
  • 2.50–2.9912%
  • 2.00–2.493%
  • Below 2.000%
  • SAT Total Range*990–1160
  • SAT Math480–580
  • SAT Reading500–590
  • ACT Composite Range*18–25
  • Acceptance Rate97% (Not Selective)
  • Total Applicants7,505
  • Admitted7,276
  • Enrolled2,755

Application Requirements

  • High School GPARequired
  • High School RankNeither required nor recommended
  • College Prep CoursesRequired
  • SAT/ACT ScoresRequired for some
  • RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended

Application Deadline

Dates are subject to change, so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college website.
Regular DecisionAug 1
Early ActionNot available

Early action applicants don’t have to commit if accepted. Students can apply Early Action to more than one college.

Early DecisionNot available

Early decision applicants agree to attend the college if they are accepted. Students can only apply to one college for Early Decision.

Application Process

  • Application Fee$50
  • Fee Waiver InfoAvailable to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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