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Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

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Overview

Bowie State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bowie, MD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Administration Building, 1st Floor

Contact Mrs. Shirley Holt
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: sholt@bowiestate.edu
Phone: 301-860-3415
Fax: 301-860-3438

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, And Computational Biology, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,849
Applied
3,863
Accepted
5,227
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

3,194
Females Applied
2,589
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,655
Males Applied
1,274
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
2.53
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 440 520
SAT Math 420 510
ACT Composite 15 19

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,647
In-state
16,338
Out-of-state
5,647
In-district
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Fees

2,798
Full-time student fees
12,336
Room & board
7,616
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

8,817
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,197
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,769
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,937
Avg. Loan Aid
160
Avg. Grant Aid
7,535
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
40%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,227
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.46%
Black or African American 82.02%
White or Caucasian 2.01%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 1.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 4.15%
Other 3.18%

Gender

Male (39.41%)
Female (60.59%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Fall Convocation, Homecoming Events and Honors Convocation

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

510
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 221
Part-time - 289
Male - 289
Female - 338
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