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Western Kentucky University

• Over 100 years ago, in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) was established under the Commonwealth of Kentucky in United States of America, though its roots go back to 1875.

• From its initial location it shifted to its present location in Bowling Green in the year 1911.

• Spreading over a large area, the campus is located at the highest of the south-central Kentucky from where the beautiful view of Barren River too can be seen.

• At WKU, students get an opportunity to be a part of high end research and get involved actually help perform applied research. By actively working outside of the classroom, students gain a better and wider experience of the issues of the real world so that they can think from a global perspective.

• The University offers a large number of courses, divided amongst various undergraduate colleges:
1. The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
2. The Gordon Ford College of Business The College of Health and Human Services
3. Ogden College of Science and Engineering
4. Potter College of Arts and Letters
5. University College

•The university also deals in around eighty major and minor degree courses for masters, specialist, doctoral and other certificate degree courses too.

• Apart from these courses, university offers programs like
1. Acting
2. Advertising
3. Criminology
4. Financial management
5. Journalism and photojournalism
6. Literature and many more.

• The photojournalism society of the college has even won numerous awards apart from being honored with the Pulitzer Prize for more than 25 alumni of the University.

• The college has two athletic teams for both the sexes as men's athletic team called Hill Toppers and women's athletic team called Lady Toppers along with Big Red as a mascot.

• The swimming team of the university has been ranked in the Mid-Major National Rankings. The women's team has brought home 5 consecutive trophies for winning championships.

• The baseball team too won the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship in 2009.

• Both men's and women's basketball team has succeeded in beating various universities and championship as well.

• The University has provisions for various services like women's center, day care, health service, non remedial tutorial and a lot more. The safety provisions too have been made stricter with 24 hour patrolling services and 24 emergency calling facilities and restricted dormitory access. There are some strict rules such as the prohibition of alcohol and drugs in and around the campus.


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