Overview

Applicants
16,739
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — July 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.63:1
Total Faculty
1,134
with Terminal Degree
662

575
Women
559
Men
144
Minority
45
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Environmental Design/Architecture.
  • Interior Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African Studies.
  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group 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.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Neuroscience.
  • Parasitology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • 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.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing Research.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • 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, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • 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.
  • 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 Technology.
  • 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 TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology.
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Operations Research.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Long Term Care Administration/Management.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

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

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Gerontology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Nutrition Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other.
  • 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.

  • PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES.

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Forensic Chemistry.
  • 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Applied Economics.
  • 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.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.

  • 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.
  • Dance, General.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drawing.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • 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.
  • 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

Notable Faculty


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
35%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,606

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,912

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,110

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,814

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,700

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,096
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,632
Required Fees
$1,961
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,010

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,478
Transportation for Commuters
$2,084

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

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

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,680
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

9.13%
African-American
4.19%
Hispanic
78.24%
Caucasian
2.09%
Unknown
1.89%
International

56% female
44% male
12% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Peggy Dennis

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

http://www.bgsu.edu/disability-services/students.html

Documentation Required for ADHD

http://www.bgsu.edu/disability-services/students.html

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

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
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
369
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
17
Number of Religious Organizations
18

13% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

12% participate in intramural sports
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

95/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
89%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions

Address
200 University Hall
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
http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu.html


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, select Saturdays
http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu.html
419-372-2478

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu.html
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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

Arrangements
Other

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

Local Accommodations
https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu/accommodations.html


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