4,711
Students
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8,736
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
41
41%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,720
Applied
2,775
Accepted
4,711
Enrolled
41%
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Female Admissions

4,240
Females Applied
1,798
Females Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,480
Males Applied
977
Males Accepted
39%
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 Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 15 19

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,536
In-state
16,176
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,698
Full-time student fees
10,904
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

8,736
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,389
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,167
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,017
Avg. Loan Aid
6,408
Avg. Grant Aid
7,113
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,711
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.4%
Black or African American 85.67%
White or Caucasian 2.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 1.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 4.16%
Other 1.89%

Gender

Male (38.04%)
Female (61.96%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Convocation, Homecoming Events and Honors Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

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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

414
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 216
Part-time - 198