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Western Kentucky University

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Address: 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101-5730
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+1 270-745-0111
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Beautiful campus and a great place to get in some steps while wearing your smart watch or FitBit. A pride of BG.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful campus and a great place to get in some steps while wearing your smart watch or FitBit. A pride of BG.

Thank melinda6701
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WKU as invested in making their institution a top notch place. Many new buildings and and excellent landscaping and pedestrian throughways. Cherry Hall offers a wonderful view of downtown Bowling Green and the park on the other side of Cherry offers a view of the expansive campus. The Downing Center is completely redone. Diddle Arena is iconic. The Kentucky Museum... More 

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Payson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

A must see even if you just walk around campus. Lots of history and modern day combined. Friendly campus.

Thank paysondave
Paducah, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a university that is diverse, has great academics and is cheaper than some of the bigger named Kentucky colleges, WKU might be for you. WKU offers most of the majors the big colleges do while maintaining mostly smaller class sizes. The campus is compact and gorgeous. It is also historic. Remnants of entrenchments from the... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting campus for a 10k and triathlon this month with my family ! What a beautiful campus ! Great for a beautiful walk or event ! I felt safe and well lit

Thank stellafc2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The only thing I knew about this school was the crazy story about them suing an Italian TV station for ripping off their mascot Big Red. They should have his picture all over town- never saw it once. They are missing out on something here.

Thank jfadds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I've never experienced such genuine kindness and happiness on a campus like I have here. From the staff to the students to the athletes to the hotel everyone has been so kind and helpful and I've seen real happiness on their faces. The campus is beautiful and so easy to explore. I so hope at least one of my grandkids... More 

Thank Gogograny
Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I attended Western in the 80's and this was the first time I had been back to explore the campus. They have added a LOT and it is really beautiful. The student center is modern and full of unique touches. The campus is much larger now and there are still more plans to renovate it. Love the feel of the... More 

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Taylorsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I have been going to Bowling Green to WKU for 6 years . Both my kids graduated from here. One in 2015 and one in 2016. The best school we have visited . Plenty of things to do in Bowling Green . Restaurants galore. So good my Kids stayed there .My son works on campus and my daughter just off... More 

Thank jeffsorrels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My family and I were staying at the Hyatt place this weekend while in town for Holley LS Fest. The Hyatt is located right next to the wku campus do we decided to take a walk around one night while not at the track. The campus is gorgeous!!! So peaceful and beautiful with so much history. I found myself wishing... More 

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