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Bowie State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,271
Total Undergrads
Including 692 Part-time
630
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 22 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division II (with football)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

3
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $78,088)
6
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $32,487)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 62 46 - -
Basketball 13 16 - -
Bowling - 8 - -
Football 67 - - -
Softball - 13 - -
Tennis - 6 - -
Volleyball - 9 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 87.6%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 55
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Julius from Landover, MD
  • 4
  • Dorm life is amazing. Bowie State University is not a party school like UMD- College Park. Therefore, expect nothing interesting. However, the relationships and friendships you make in the dorms…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Matthew from Waldorf, MD
  • 2
  • the dorms could use some renovating, cmrc is an over-priced and over-rated student apartment. bsu is a dry campus, so there is no drinking permitted in the dorms or on…

  • Feb-23-2012 Read More
  • Student
  • 2
  • Not worth the $2000 to $5000 a semester it cost to stay in certain dorms.…

  • Aug-25-2012 Read More
  • Alyssia from Clinton, MD
  • 4
  • I don't live on campus but I have friends who do and when I visit its great. CMRC is the best place to stay considering there is a full kitchen…

  • Sep-14-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Raja from New Orleans, LA
  • May-27-2014 I am a past student here

    The food is not good unless it is breakfast or brunch, on the weekends. They serve the same types of food a lot. There is the hot food, sandwich station, burger/ hotdog and fries station, pizza station, a station that makes random food like pasta or salads, the salad station, and the desert station.

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  • 3
  • Kavi
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Several dining halls are on campus were students can get well cooked meals or grab a small snack before class.

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  • 4
  • Junior at BSU
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafe provides a diverse and satisfactory menu of meals to chose from including a choice of cereal and milk, bacon and eggs, or waffles for breakfast. There is plentiful seating and a great view of the campus from any angle on the floor. Cafe staff is mostly polite and helpful when asked for assistance. There is also Tv's available for viewing pleasure throughout the cafe.

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  • 4
  • Ifeyinwa from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't eat food in school. I wait till I'm done all my classes before I eat. All my classes are in the morning, so I'm not super hungry.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Liz Didi from Beltsville, MD
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is active and very fun. Joining the right organization for you is very important. I for one chose to be a part of a professional nursing organization and its great because I have the bond of a sisterhood along with the opportunity to share my passion of nursing with all of my sorrors.

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  • 0
  • Junior at BSU
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    There are no fraternity or sorority houses on campus though some students can still be seen clad in the colors and letters of their respective organizations giving them a slight presence on campus.

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  • 0
  • Morgan from Reisterstown, MD
  • Aug-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Bowie State University carries all of the divine nine organizations. Each and every single organization is involved with the community and charity.

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  • 0
  • Cassandra from Damascus, MD
  • Aug-01-2013 I am a current student here

    There is definitely Greek life on campus. There are plots around campus where the Greeks hold barbecues and other events. They also host charity events, which are really nice.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Baltimore, MD
  • Aug-01-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Greeks are really friendly. Bowie has all of the divine nine as well as other greek organizations that are not apart of NPHC. The frats throw a lot of parties which are really fun. You can't pledge until you are a sophomore, but be discrete and DO NOT SIT ON THEIR PLOTS UNLESS YOU ARE INVITED !!!!!!!!

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  • 0
  • Donnette from Middle River, MD
  • Aug-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Divine Nine: Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Delta Sigma Theta Phi Beta Sigma Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Gamma Rho Iota Phi Theta ,Other organizations: Groove Phi Grove Swing Phi Swing Alpha Nu Omega Kappa Kappa Psi

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  • 0
  • Breanna from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek is different from the movies. All sororities and fraternities make everyone feel welcome. The greek life consists of many of my friends who enjoy helping the community.

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  • 0
  • Kelly from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • May-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The greeks on campus are very friendly and they act just like regular students. They are accepting and open to meet new people and aren't harsh or judgmental.

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