You may have asked yourself what WKU was and what exactly they offered, and with over 150 programs to choose from, not even they could give you an answer. Mergenthal helped outline what exactly is being offered to study, along with the various majors and double minors. In addition, she told the students what they could expect out of WKU in terms of their campus life. From Journalism to Agricultural Science, any career you want to pursue; WKU is sure to have exactly what you need to succeed in the workforce.
However, while being admitted may seem easy compared to other colleges like Transylvania or UK, it still is a challenge to be accepted. Even though there is technically no required GPA or ACT scores, do not think you can get by with a 1.5 GPA and a 14 ACT score. WKU does a mathematical equation with your mailed in GPA and ACT composite score, and the number produced afterwards is used to determine if you are the lucky one who gets to be admitted.
Even though WKU may seem like a daunting university at first, incoming students have nothing to worry about in the slightest. WKU prides itself in having a 17:1 student to faculty ratio, meaning you are not going to be placed into classes with almost a 100 people but instead classes of 20 to 30. This leads to a sense of community between the staff and the students as well as community amongst the student body themselves. Clubs are big part of this, and students are constantly sprouting new clubs for the various interests on campus, you will fit right in with the rest!
Thanks to the local Gear-Up Program for arranging this visit, along with others yet to come in the future. Austin Shearer, Gear-Up Coordinator explained, “Gear-Up has started a new program this year called “Cardinal College Luncheon” where we bring in a college/university admissions representative to speak with our senior students and they are provided a free lunch. Students are able to receive a personalized small group presentation from the representative about the college admissions process, specific school programs, scholarships, financial aid, etc. The goal is to bring the college into WCHS instead of the students and their family having to spend financial resources and time going to the college/university.”