14,680
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,097
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
68
68%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

Bowling Green State University is a University institution located in Bowling Green, OH, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Admissions Office, 200 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH  43403-0085
United States
Contact Email: choosebgsu@bgsu.edu
Phone: 419-372-2478
Fax: 419-372-6955

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Environmental Design/architecture Checkmark
Interior Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
African Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Parasitology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
Business, Management, And Marketing Related Checkmark
Business/commerce Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services Related Checkmark
Marketing Related Checkmark
Marketing Research Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Office Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Retailing Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Tourism Promotion Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Communication And Journalism Related Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Journalism Related Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Graphic Communications Related Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
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Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
College Student Counseling And Personnel Services Checkmark
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Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Special Education&-individuals With Hearing Impairments Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Construction Engineering Checkmark
Operations Research Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Aeronautical/aerospace Engineering Technology Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Checkmark
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
Environmental Engineering Technology Checkmark
Industrial Production Technologies Related Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark
Quality Control Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Family And Consumer Economics Related Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Related Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy Checkmark
Athletic Training Checkmark
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Dietetics And Clinical Nutrition Services Related Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health And Wellness Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Health Professions Related Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Long Term Care Administration Checkmark
Physical Therapy Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Gerontology Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
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Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Related Checkmark
Natural Resources Management And Policy Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education Related Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Restaurant, Culinary, And Catering Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Forensic Chemistry Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Paleontology Checkmark
Physical Sciences Related Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
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
Corrections Checkmark
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Fire Services Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Applied Economics Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Social Sciences Related Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Crafts, Folk Art And Artisanry Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Drawing Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine Arts Related Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Music Related Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16,739
Applied
11,438
Accepted
14,680
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

10,043
Females Applied
6,768
Females Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,696
Males Applied
4,670
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 15th August 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 565 510 610
SAT Math 555 510 610
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,096
In-state
17,084
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,009
Full-time student fees
9,168
Room & board
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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 Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

14,097
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,781
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,432
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,107
Avg. Loan Aid
5,075
Avg. Grant Aid
7,209
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,680
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.16%
Black or African American 8.72%
White or Caucasian 77.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.24%
Other 2.16%

Gender

Male (44.05%)
Female (55.95%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 42%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
CampusFest, Homecoming and Move-in Weekend and Week of Welcome

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:
Dance Marathon, Undergraduate Student Government, University Activities Organization, Alpha Phi Omega and Athletic Training Student Organization

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
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,134
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 744
Part-time - 390
Male - 559
Female - 575