Bowling Green State University campus

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From The School

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Overview

Applicants
14,509
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

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From The School


Academic Programs

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Majors and Degrees Offered

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,015
with Terminal Degree
646

536
Women
479
Men
118
Minority
63
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
32%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other
  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing, Other
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Tourism Promotion Operations

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Operations Research

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Instrumentation Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Child Development
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
  • Family Systems
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Paleontology
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Fire Services Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Leon Bibb
Emmy Award-winning Cleveland newscaster

Bernie Casey
artist/actor & former football player for the LA Rams & San Francisco 49ers

Tim Conway
comedian and Emmy Award winner

Anthony Doerr
prize-winning author

Steve Hartman
award-winning CBS News reporter

Jennifer Higdon
Grammy Award-winning composer

Betty D. Montgomery
first woman to be elected attorney general and auditor of the state of Ohio

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
32%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

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Financial Aid

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,605

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,188

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,394

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,307

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,304

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,096
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,404
Required Fees
$1,630
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,600
Transportation for Commuters
$2,272

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,099
Out of State
12%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

10.15%
African-American
4.17%
Hispanic
79.09%
Caucasian
2.43%
Unknown
2.18%
International

56% female
44% male
12% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

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Campus Facilities & Equipment

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Off-Campus Opportunities

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Student Organizations & Activities

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
42%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Rob Cunningham

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Neuropsychological Evaluation, Developmental History

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
326
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations

12% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Falcons)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Women's Sports (Falcons)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
176

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell and HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions

Address
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Phone
419-372-2478

Email
choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bowen Thompson Student Union
Stroh Center
The Wolfe Center
College of Business Administration
New Residence Halls/ New Dining Halls


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, select Saturdays
8-5, M-F; 9-noon, Saturdays
419-372-2478

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu.html
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10am and 1pm weekdays; 10am select Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses are available on campus and off campus. The nearest airport and train station are located in Toledo.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu/directions.html