You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition Only: $4,741
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $3,769
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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WKU's mission is to prepare students to be productive, engaged leaders in a global society.
WKU aspires to be the university of choice for students who are dedicated to academic excellence.
The university offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging environment, responsive to the intellectual, social, and cultural needs of a diverse learning community.
Campus Location - The Hill commands an impressive view of Bowling Green, an attractive city of 60,000 approximately 75 miles from the Nashville International Airport
Helpful Information - The cost of off-campus housing, food and other life necessities is lower than many larger U.S. cities. The region features great outdoor recreation and cultural attractions usually only found in larger cities. From the many city and state parks to the new Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center to the Bowling Green Ballpark, home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the community offers your choice of activities to unwind from class or to expand your learning opportunities.
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Courses in the following majors may be difficult to access because of prerequisites, auditions, priorities for majors and other conditions. Engineering, Honors College, Health and Human Services (Public Health, Speech and Communication Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Environmental health Science, Health Care Administration, Exercise Science), College of Business (all departments), journalism and Broadcasting, teacher Education, Computer Information Systems, Systems Management, Music, Dance.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Agriculture: Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Golf Course Management, Horse Management, Horticulture, Livestock Production, Vitaculture, Viticulture, Water Management
Architecture: Architectural Technologies
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Black Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Storytelling, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Athletics: Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Communication, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Field Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology
Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, International Business, Local Public Management, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business Management, Systems Management
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Photo Journalism, Print Media, Television, Visual Design/Web Media
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Broadcast Meteorology, Earth Science, Geohydrology, Geology, Geosciences, Hydro-Meteorology, Meteorology, Planetary and Space Sciences
Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, International Economics
Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric, Writing
Environmental Studies: Ecology, Natural Resources, Resource Recreation Management, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Recreation Management
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Arts, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing
Food Science: Culinary Arts, Nutrition
Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese (some courses), Korean, Spanish
General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Human Geography, Planning, Rural Community Development, Spatial Geographic Information Science, Urban Studies
Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Medical Technology, Public Health
History: Historic Preservation, History
Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Management
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology, Systems Programming
Interdisciplinary Studies: Popular Culture
International Studies: International Relations
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics
Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Military Sciences
Museum Studies: Museum Studies
Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Astrophysics, Geophysics, Physics
Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs
Psychology: Behavioral Science, Psychology
Recreation: Leisure Studies, Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Recreation Resources, Sports Administration, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Rural Sociology, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders
Technology: Information Systems Technology, Manufacturing Technology
Figures are current as of 6/17/2015.
Important Notes: The housing damage deposit is refundable based on check out status.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Local transportation includes a campus shuttle system, limited public transportation, and shuttles offered by some apartment complexes near campus.
Meal Plans Per Semester
WKU offers a variety of meal plans. The prices above reflect the cost of the # of meals per week plus meal plan dollars. See WKU website for more information. There are also pay-as-you-go options.