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  • 01/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I'd say this is a great college for those interested in sports, education (like those who want to become an educator), the choir, as well as the field of social services. It's a great choice for instate students or just any prospective student period who wants to go to a college that's just the right size.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure that you are on top of your work and also check your Bulldog account.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a bang for my buck, considering the fact that I'm an instate student. The tuition is definitely reasonable compared to other colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    It was here at Bowie State that I made a new set of friends. I think there are activities and people for almost any type of person who wants to attend Bowie State.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, I have found the professors to be very knowledgeable in their fields of study.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuters should join the commuter student association. Different groups for different majors. If you choose nursing, keep up with your grades because it is very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a tutor early in the semester. Try to find something to get involved in. You determine how your year will be. Do not take early morning classes, they will catch up with you. Get to know fellow students and your professors.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty low (around $3000 a semester) which is a big plus for the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am still trying to find things to get into because I am a commuter, but there is an organization to help commuters be involved at Bowie State. There are many organizations to get involved in, you just got to look for them.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors do lessons on information in your textbooks and do a pretty good job of explaining things. Just take your time and stay on top of your work for each class and you will go far.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Well rounded

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something to do!

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are great. Every instructor is different in their own way.

  • 11/18/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for Business and Science related Majors.

    Bang for the buck

    I think you do get what you pay for here..for the most part... aside from there aren't as many majors to choose from. For example, language majors.

    Did enjoy being here

    I prefer the city, so for me the campus was pretty small and boring. There isn't that many activities to get into here. Not much school spirit...but the campus is really what you make it.

    Did learn a lot

    I loved ALL my professors, they are so willing to help you and the student to teacher ratio is just right so that you don't feel like just a number in the classroom.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Bowie is a great place for leaders and athletes.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make it no matter where you go. Bowie State can be one of the greatest college experiences if you let it; both academically and socially.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student, so I feel as though there should be certain lower expenses as far as tuition seeing that room and board are mandatory.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a very small campus so it is hard to be a resident and not know the bulk of the student body. There is always something to do, an organization is always putting on programs and there are many opportunities to join or create new groups.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Mass Communications major with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and I am learning a lot of crucial information abotu my field from experienced professors. I take numerous Theatre classes and have found those to be very beneficial as well.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    leaders, business majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a small campus so be careful as to what yu say or do and whom you say it to or do it with.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely cheap. great price!

    Am enjoying being here

    So far it is good. It is what you make it. There could be a bit more school spirit.

    Am learning a lot

    You have to stay on top of your work. the professors are good. but talk to current students about which professors to take.

  • 02/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type...

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting in is really easy. If your grades aren't the greatest the essay and the interview can really make up for that. Once you do get in make sure you study your Algebra because you have to take a placement test.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus isn't what it should be. They're building new buildings and working on the campus more so it's improving, but I guess you get what you pay for... But the grass is very nice.

    Am enjoying being here

    This really depends on the type of person you are, if you're an introvert and never really put yourself out there... this school is not for you. At Bowie State you have to make your own fun. There is always something to do you just have to find it.

    Am learning a lot

    With any school you decide to go to college is really what you make it. So, whether or not you learn anything is up to you.

  • 02/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make College the best time of your life responsibly. Do not come on campus for the wrong reasons and do not try to talk to the opposite sex with malicious intent. If you do either of the above mentioned word will be spread. This is a small campus so people talk and know what you do.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering that I am an out of state student and Bowie is a commuter HBCU, I feel as though it is very overpriced. There is not a lot going on for $26,000.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm a 2nd semester transfer student so I'm gradually getting to know people and get a grip of the social life. This campus we landscaped with nice scenery and not a lot of negative things happen on this campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Majority of my professors (4/5) are very superlative professors. It is a plethora of work but time management is key.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police do a great job.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check the website: www.bowiestate.edu

    Great for these types of students

    Students who hate feeling like they're a number would love the quiet and nature-engulfed environment that Bowie State is. Students who hate having to conform to social norms would also love this school as well. The campus environment simply allows each student to be themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good school for the amount of money you pay. The campus community is great and you are sure to have many good memories of your time at B.S.U.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Baltimore is a few miles away and accessible by the MARC commuter train, while Washington, DC is even closer and accessible by the Metro Transit Buses/Subway. You are sure to have more options than you can fathom when it comes to leisure time. The school is located in the perfect location, half way between Baltimore and Washington.

    Food and Dining

    The food is sometimes great, while at other times it is below average. The meal plan does give you many options however in many different areas of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    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 are sure to last you a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a cheap university, therefore it is not in the same ranks as the more expensive schools in the area such as University of Maryland College Park, Towson University, Morgan State University, and Howard University. Most instructors seem to have a passion for their area of expertise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always file your FAFSA really early (around December or January) for the following academic year. You will be happy you did so. For those wanting to live on campus, make sure to apply for housing early on as well.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is a small school with about 6,000 students. While mostly commuter, it serves those in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is easily accessible by public transportation. Most importantly, the campus is a tight-knit community where students and instructors alike feel like they are apart of an academic family.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is pretty legit. they keep control of the campus pretty well.

    Greek Life

    there are several black greek organizations on campus. aka, delta sigma theta, sigma gamma rho, omega psi phi, alpha phi alpha, kappa alpha psi, zeta phi beta, and much more...

    Clubs and Activities

    inter-collegiate sports (volleyball, basketball, track, football, etc.) sga, band, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students who choose to commute and play sports

    Bang for the buck

    bowie is not an expensive school if you're an in-state student with financial aid

    What to do for fun

    bowie is exactly what you make it. while there is not much to do on campus, there are people you can interact with. bowie is not too far from baltimore and washington dc. if you have transportation, then you should be able to go out and do certain things.

    Food and Dining

    the food is decent, the cafe will have a good meal every once in a while. the pub (below the cafe) has fried chicken, french fries, pizza, and pasta...everyday. eating their can be satisfying every once in a while but it can get old real quick.

    Dorm Life

    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 campus.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are relatively easy and there are some teachers who seem not to care much about their classes. however there are some teachers who put effort into the work they do and actually want their students to learn life-lessons as well as academic lessons as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a prospective student that lives in the area, i suggest you commute if you aren't a freshman. if you're a freshman, then i suggest you stay on campus for that first time college experience.

    In three sentences

    bowie state is a commuter school that gives you what you need as far as academics and athletics. there really isn't much school spirit but everyone there is like a family.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Not much diversity, but everyone is very friendly

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on the strip.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active.

    In three sentences

    Warm. Vibrant. Goal Oriented.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Definitely evident on campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun and a good source of entertainment, I attend the sporting events and watch the band performances. From time to time the student government association throws parties and other events for students to come together and enjoy themselves but they're not always successful.

    Food and Dining

    Some sort of chicken is served everyday. By the second week its almost unbearable.

    Dorm Life

    Not worth the $2000 to $5000 a semester it cost to stay in certain dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all universities, some professors are passionate about their profession, and some are not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard but do save some time for yourself to enjoy the college life. Make sure to STAY FOCUSED. There will always be time to have fun, keep your priorities in order.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a university with all the potential in the world but does not achieve it. The students priorities are out of order and they constantly show signs up disrespect towards the school. On a whole, I'd give Bowie a 6 out of 10.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The greek life is great. They members are usually friendly and they are always trying to have fun and get the university involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great place for Business and nursing students because they really do push you to your full potential and want to make sure you are successful.

    Bang for the buck

    If looking at a university in MD, Bowie is the best choice but the tuition is real crazy considering you have to pay some real awkward fees for no reason.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at Bowie, you just have to know where to go. It's close to DC for clubbing, you have the gameroom or you can just hang outside.

    Food and Dining

    Personally the food could be better but I would recommend to eat in the cafeteria upstairs.

    Dorm Life

    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 and you have your own room rather than sharing a room with someone next to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on enrolling make sure you choose a teacher who you understand and make sure you make yourself known because those extra points can go the mile.

    In three sentences

    It's a great place to meet new friends and learn new things from certain teachers who know what they are talking about. It's more fun for those who live on campus because they get the information about most events first.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone pretty much.

    Bang for the buck

    It doesn't cost much to attend BSU and at the same time you're getting a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment was pretty cool. The people that I met were cool and friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    I can't really say that I am learning a lot because classes haven't started for me yet but I did learn a lot from orientation. It helped me learn about the school a little more than what I already knew.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found it offensive. 15 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Someone got stabbed this semester.

    Greek Life

    The divine 9 +.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs to join. They have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    African-American

    Bang for the buck

    All in all, I shouldn't complain. This school cost little more that the community college from which I transfered.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club/organization. Go into the city (Washington, DC) and hit the clubs up

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a very limted selection and is open at inconvenient times. There are some healthy and tasty choices and the fraps are good.

    Dorm Life

    Someone got stabbed this semester.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some challenging professors, but good students shouldn't have any major problems here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Document everything. Always be on the look-out for deadlines and opportunities. No one at Bowie is going to contact you about these things you'll need to do it yourself.

    In three sentences

    This school is entirely too focused on its appearance, as opposed to the needs of their students. There are plenty of good individual professors. However, administratrively, they are lacking.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 76

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I enjoyed my first semester. I feel like I've progressed from a high school student to a college student very easily because of my professors. Very intriguing institution.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 17 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    any type of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing really......the school is more like a small community black university. nothing unusual either.

    Bang for the buck

    the fee is lil'reasonable

    What to do for fun

    read...read....read...nothing more

    Food and Dining

    oh yeah.....this i do like

    Dorm Life

    i'm a commuter

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepare to study hard out of class and also try to relate with your professors regarding any topic that seems unclear

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there was not much choice and the cafeteria was extremely small

    Dorm Life

    the dorms needed to be upgraded greatly

    Academic Rigor

    did not seem like it was going to offer a challenge

    In three sentences

    i was accepted to this college but did not attend. it seemed just a bit to ghetto.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    40-40 police is available 24/7 on campus.

    Greek Life

    Have all sorority and fraternity chapters of greek. Their very social and well rounded people.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you live on campus and have no car to transport you, thier are shuttles that take and drop you back on campus.

    What to do for fun

    game room in the wiseman center. Theres basketball open court in the little gym. clubs and on campus parties. alot of programs to attend

    Dorm Life

    dorms are very clean. Maintenance makes sure the floors, hallways and bathrooms of the dorms are clean and trash taken out every day.

    Academic Rigor

    One on One time with the professior is very easy to make an apoitment with his/ her office hours

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stick to your syllabus, professiors are very big on following the syllabus and if needing to buy books purchase them from other sources instead of the bookstore provided on campus.

    In three sentences

    Easy access for one one one help with your professors. Offers alot of programs for internships and jobs after graduation.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students, especially ones who have picked a major in culture or who love to embrace all cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no real unusual traditions.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fraternity and sorority parties. They are also a lot of school sponsored parties to attend to as well. Joining an activity or organization will get you friends quick which add into having fun.

    Food and Dining

    Please have a fridge full of food. The food here is only good on Wednesday which is Soul Food night.

    Dorm Life

    If you live in the apartments your dorm life should be great, but if you end up living in the dorm buildings, good luck.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to eat too much of the pub food because that is where you get your freshmen fifteen. Find a group of friends to hangout with that you can trust if your coming alone.

    In three sentences

    This school embraces all cultures and races. Majority of the people of this campus are Africans or African-Americans. All the people on campus treat each other as if they are family.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Best for students who prefer a smaller campus and a more secluded environment.

    What to do for fun

    The town center is about 7 minutes away and there is a bus that can take you there.

    Food and Dining

    It is pretty good most days.

    Dorm Life

    There are very strict policies and visitation is constantly being taken away.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not extremely challenging. It also depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of the administration regarding your paperwork and don't leave your schedule and your future up to your advisers. Do your research on your potential career.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State has a welcoming family atmosphere. It is affordable and it is a place where you can achieve your dreams. You can definitely find your place where you will fit in here.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its not unsafe but when you call 4040 they take their time.

    Greek Life

    Its whatever

    Clubs and Activities

    TOO many to count

    Great for these types of students

    PotHeads

    Bang for the buck

    Its not expensive compared to other schools but it is for the quality of the school.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing, your in the middle of no where unless you have a car.

    Food and Dining

    get tired of it in a week

    Dorm Life

    outdated, too many rules

    Academic Rigor

    You have to put a little effort in

    Tips for prospective students

    Commute if you can its much cheaper and worth it. Do not take early morning classes, its a definite FAIL. Try your best to test out of remedial classes. They are pointless yet mandatory.

    In three sentences

    Dorms are not worth the money. Too many visitation rules.Most teachers are helpful.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus. There is always something going on. Between studying, partying, and events you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat in the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize all of the tutoring and help centers. Use your time wisely and DO NOT procrastinate. Be aware of everything on campus and be prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a great school. Your school year will be awesome if you utilize all of the tutoring and help centers.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety police is always out on the campus!

    Greek Life

    They always do BIG EVENTS

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do like you can never be bored here

    Great for these types of students

    Yes! Transfer here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    You will not regret coming and graduating from Bowie. We are ranked one of the top schools

    What to do for fun

    You always attend the programs especially what SGA always do. Bible studies, cultural events, cookouts, sports, exercise, lounge, eat, play games in the game rooms, watch movies in the movies rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The food is getting more better for they now have chipotle and food days with particular themes.

    Dorm Life

    The apts are nice like its a nice luxury styled apt. Very roomy and privacy for you and suitemates.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are challenging when it comes to their work but you will definitely learn something and some, they have sense of humor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bowie U is awesome! The staff and people are fun and friendly. There is always things to do here! ALWAYS!

    In three sentences

    I love it

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! small campus but lots of nearby fun if you are driving

    Food and Dining

    Small but pretty good tasting food court

    Dorm Life

    I cant say because I never lived in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Make new friends and allow yourself to use the resources Bowie offeres.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful university which provides minority students with the ability to grow and pursue career in variuos fields

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have police, the most I see the campus police is hand out tickets. They mainly stay in there buildings. You would forget they were there until you are trying to make sure they dont ticket you. Parking is terrible to so I see no need for them to be so strict.

    Greek Life

    Every well known Greek is at this campus

    What to do for fun

    Well the wiseman offers hang out areas. They are in the process of building a new student union building so there is more to come.

    Food and Dining

    Well I would recommend that you taste it yourself. There are some that love the food and some that absolutely hate it. The only thing that gets me is the dinning for sit down dinner closes at seven.

    Dorm Life

    Well dorm life can be just like home if you aren't an only child in your home. You get along sometimes, sometimes people just make your butt itch.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard but if you put your mind to it you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep check of financial aid money. Make sure your classes aren't dropped. Call and fix anything that you may see fit for changes because they may catch you later.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a very inexpensive school, if you live in the state of Maryland. I guess it is like any school it may look like the grass is greener at another school when you here but when you change you notice it was only a portrait to get you over to the other side. So I would suggest people to attend, just make sure you keep an eye on financial aid because it can get messed up.e

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Best security and safety a school have to offer.

    Greek Life

    Every greek life you can think of Bowie State have it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The greek life is active,student government ,baskbetball team,soccer team,track and field,tennis ,volleyball .

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all walks of life,race,gender and so on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nope.

    Bang for the buck

    Bowie State University is a real reasonable price school.

    What to do for fun

    The school student government board host a lot of activities for the students to keep them occupied such as concerts,plays,basketball games etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is made on time and very well cooked.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really good,everyone gets along weel.

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and keep your mind pre occupied at all times.

    In three sentences

    Best university to attend 10/10.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Love some of the Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join something.

    Bang for the buck

    It's affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Party.

    Food and Dining

    It's ok, it could be more healthier

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Financial ready to attend a four year institute.

    In three sentences

    I Love Bowie State, Transferring there was the best thing that has happened to me. I've learned many new things about myself and academically.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food here is not really good. They try to make their own creations and expect us to eat it. A few things are actually ok and good.

    Dorm Life

    Its really boring on the weekends because mostly everyone goes home. Sometimes there will be parties but they are pointless since they will most likely get shut down. A lot of students will walk around outside and talk.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers don't really teach and tell you to read the book. There are some really good teachers here that will teach but will also challenge you to make sure you understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Do all of your work. Go to all of your classes because some teachers really check and make it affect your grade.

    In three sentences

    The school is small and in the middle of nowhere. You have to drive, catch the bus, or take the marc train to get anywhere. Theres not much to do on campus except during homecoming. Most of the parties get shut down because of fights. This school can be a fun experience if you make it fun. You cant just sit around expecting the fun to come to you because it won't. You have to go out and make it fun.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go into DC or Baltimore if you have a car..theres plenty of the city night life there. If without a car there TONS of activities to do on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn time management skills

    In three sentences

    Nice, active, and school-spirited university. Its a very nice HBCU and anyone who likes a medium sized school would love it! I would recommend it to anyone

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many groups for students to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your school work and remember that studies come first, regardless the many distractions.

    In three sentences

    A prestigious university of knowledge and growing. This institution gives opportunities to those who otherwise wouldn't have had a chance. This campus is a HBCU.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The best advice on saving money on books is to look on amazon and to rent books wherever possible.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus between tthe many clubs and activities including CSA, ASA and SGA.

    Food and Dining

    The food at BSU is definitely a step up from high school so its a new experience. Also the food variety is great so it satisfies the need for vegetarians as well as those who eat meat.

    Dorm Life

    On campus dorm life is what you make of it. It can wild if you make it wild it can be boring if you never interact or you find the right balance between wild and responsible.

    Academic Rigor

    The classwork is only as hard as much of the effort as you put into it. Grades and G.P.A. are a reflection what you learned but a reflection of the effort you put towards learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice that can be given about future BSU prospects is that it may be easy to get in but to remain there is no joke. Bowie State maintains a standard of excellence that is expected of all its current students, our alumni and future students.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is one of the most incredible, yet most underrated HBCU's in the country. Its a small hometown type of university with worldwide connections available to all those who take advantage of those opportunities. Bowie State University on a scale of 1 to greatness BSU cannot be measured by those standards.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is great you will always see their presence everywhere. They are always a call or walk away from you. They do have two buildings on-campus.

    Greek Life

    I like greek life and would love to be apart of it myself. They are always showing what their about in good ways. You will pretty much see them around the campus daily.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much has a club or activity for anything that you want. They always have something going on throughout the day and night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I really don't have any of these.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from Washington, DC so i get in-state tuition which I love. My tuition is exactly where I want it to be considering commuting. Bowie is a great school and the tuition is very reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Beings tho I commute I really don't stay on-campus after classes or marching band practice. Their are a lot of activities to do and participate in. The school is not too far from the town center mall. So many organizations that put on plays and etc.

    Food and Dining

    I do eat on-campus and i love eating their. the food is good and we have three different areas to eat in. You can also have food delivered to campus which is great. They also have suggestion boxes around to see what you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Well I actually don't stay on campus I commute. I would say that its good to stay on-campus. Dorms are in very good condition and the dorm directors don't take any mess.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of academic rigor is very high, Bowie excepts nothing lower than a C as passing. I love that they do that and keeps you on your A game. You have to stay on-top of yourself as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on-top of your advisers and finances that come in. Keep up and complete all work as needed. There's a difference between work and play time.

    In three sentences

    i am very proud to a Bowie State student and participate in extra-curricular activities. Its a great school to attend in Maryland. It was a big change when i transferred from another school in Philly.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early so you can get the class schedule that you like.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a good school if you are interesting in pursuing a dual degree in Mathematics and Engineering. It take 5 years to complete the program. After complete, you will receive 2 college degrees.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are sorority and fraternity life at the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie State University is great for anyone who is looking for teachers who are commited to the success of their students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. There are intramural sports as well as team sports. I like to play basketball, football as well as video competition.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large selection of food choices. It is almost like being on a cruise. There are many varieties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The healthy choices are available for everyone from vegetarians to health conscious at heart.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very impressive and warm in atmosphere. Everyone are very friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Bowie State University is their high percentage of students who are successful in finding a rewarding career after graduation. The career center at the school has experienced counselors who individualize your resume and career objective.

    Tips for prospective students

    Another thing I like about the college is hospitality of the teachers and their willingness to assist students with their academic success. As an incoming student I fell very confident that I will make an important contribution to the school and all of my endeavors.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is rated as one of the top colleges for affordability and success. One of the things that I like about my college is the fact that whether you register for 12 or 18 credits the tuition is relatively the same. This is benificial to all students who think the dream of a higher education is impossible.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The Bowie wings are infamous around the campus simply because they are deliciously addicting.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are a nice size but there should be more showers.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors will challenge you mind and allow students to view multiple solutions in a difficult situation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check on financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Bowie state is an amazing historical university that allows all their students to create legacies for future generations. Their purpose exceeds outside of colleges standards. Not only will you build intelligence but, also a family bond.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I watch movies with girls from the dorm. Also, the programs the dorm leaders have are lots of fun and interesting. But mainly I am part of a ministry group on campus and it fills me with joy that I can worship God and be in a school environment doing it.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the food is diverse and they have various dishes to chose from. But sometimes it just not tasty.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are cozy but they are very old.

    Academic Rigor

    Like in any school, people form clicks but you stay with your friends and then theres others who are always willing to make friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming into Bowie, please have an opened mind. The school is not very diverse in ethnicity but it is very diverse in peoples outlooks in life.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is a small school , therefore it offers great Student to Teacher raio. Also there are a varieties of organizations and programs to attend, no matter what your background or religious group may be. Lastly, the cost to attend is very reasonable compared to other universities, it makes it affordable for students and their parents.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and the adults on campus team up flawlessly to allow its students a safe environment to attend school in. They remain watchful throughout the day but allow every student privacy and space as well. I have not seen any violence, disrespect, bullying, or drug use as long as I've attended Bowie and I appreciate how hard the staff works to do so!

    Greek Life

    I am not in a sorority... YET. As soon as I join one you all will be the first to know what I think!

    Clubs and Activities

    Professors as well as all adults on campus are constantly reminding students of upcoming activities through pamphlets, word of mouth and other forms of communication! The school contains groups such as ROTC, several sororities, SGA, dorm positions of leadership, the band, and multiple sports groups as well. Each and every activity does not discriminate and does a great job of being warm and welcoming to those students considering joining!

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie State is a great school for minorities as well as for those students that can not afford to attend an expensive college. It is also great for those that live in a close proximity to the school due to it's lack of traffic in the AM! Roads leading to Bowie are often peaceful and contain beautiful scenery. If you'd appreciate a lovely, calm car ride to school Bowie would be a great choice for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Multiple shaded barbeque spots can be seen all over the grass areas around campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Bowie does a great job at being a respectable school and remaining affordable at the same time. For students such as myself, coming from a family of low income, searching for colleges was more stressful than for students that can afford lavish colleges. Finding Bowie not only saved my mother and I a couple of bucks but put us in a state of ease as well. We did not stress as much when I found Bowie and have been worrying about money less frequently. At the same time I am receiving a college level education from competent professors and I also enjoy the people that attend the school as well as the campus!

    What to do for fun

    Bowie offers several sororities to join as well as SGA and other group involvement opportunities! Also, the campus includes a book store which houses Bowie State gear and clothing, a game room, a gym, and a pool!

    Food and Dining

    Cafes and vending machines can be found in almost every building on campus. Therefore, food and drinks are not a challenge to find when you are looking for a quick bite to eat or a small snack.

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in a dorm. But from the few words of mouth I've heard the dorms are acceptable!

    Academic Rigor

    The school is not very overwhelming academic wise, but it is also not easy. Bowie offers academics that contain the perfect balance between homework, classwork, and discussion as to allow students to exercise the skills we are learning. Therefore, learning comes a little easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    -BUY YOUR BOOKS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS! -Allow yourself a day to visit Bowie's campus to get familiar with it. -Save as much money as you can if you do not have any aid, the books are very expensive. -DON'T ARRIVE TO SCHOOL IN PAJAMAS! The professors encourage students to dress for excellence and respectably.

    In three sentences

    Campus is sized very well, not too big and tiring but not too small and crowded. Occupied mostly by African Americans which gives those in minority groups such as myself (Latina) a sense of comfortableness on campus. Relaxed, the students are very calm and welcoming as well as open to talk to anyone, the atmosphere on campus is a very sociable one.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and grounded.Make your education your number one priority.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a well rounded school. It allows to students to experience a since of community while obtaining an education. Students who attend Bowie State University share a sense of pride in their school.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    40-40 is always on the look out

    Greek Life

    They have the divine nine...

    What to do for fun

    Interact with other students. Get to know people

    Dorm Life

    Im a commuter student but i heard it was lively.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't delay on your financial aid

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a very entertaining school. The people there are lively and nice. The faculty and staff are very informative and helpful.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition goes, Bowie State University's tuition ranges about 7500-8000(books and room and board included) At the moment. It may vary by school year but this is the usual amount.

    Food and Dining

    Bowie State doesn't offer a very large selection of food on campus but anything we do offer on a weekly bases, I can rate a 3.8/5. It usually depends on what the student has a taste for. In the cafe area, the food varies between breakfast, lunch and dinner however lunch and dinner can be the same but have a difference in the 3-course-meal area. There's snack shops and a store on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is more of a family effort at bowie state. Visitation is a privilege and can be given or taken away based on the efforts of the students that stay within the residence halls. Simply put, respect the rules of the halls so nothing can count against you at a later date.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as Academic Rigor goes usually depends on how you are as a student and the professors. Any Course at bowie state is usually fair game. When it comes down to professors, I would suggest googling rate my professor, look up bowie state university, and based on the classes you plan to sign up for, look those professors up to see what students think of him/her as a educator and person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the institution with a studious mind set. There's always time to have fun and join organizations and clubs but the important part is making the time to do so. Be mindful that your education is a priority and why waste your money.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is predominantly African American school that offers opportunity. What I mean by opportunity is that the institution gives current students and prospective students a chance to get a higher education at a reasonable price. With requirements and standards that 80% of the campus can meet without any hasles shows that the instution gives a chance to anyone who wants an opportunity to better themselves and get a higher education.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They work when they want too. Although they protect us they always seems to work at the worst times.

    Greek Life

    LOVE IT. I am a Kappa from that campus and i can honestly tell you that Greek love is finally coming back. Find what you like about and organization and do your research! Other than that good luck my friend.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join a club, a frat , a sorority! DO SOMETHING!!

    Bang for the buck

    Bowie is cheaper that most schools in the area. We like it like that because it helps the experience. Just because its cheap doesn't mean your learning will be, I have learned more at bowie than in a University of Maryland class.

    What to do for fun

    You must get involved to have fun. If you do not get involved Bowie will be nothing more than a bigger high school. Work hard and play harder!!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is getting better. When I used to work there it was fun the students enjoyed it and everyone was happy. Now all I hear is complains about the new company.

    Dorm Life

    I only stayed in the dorms for one semester but they seem OK? I wouldn't stay in the apartments, they have too many rules and cost way too much. Your best bet is to crash on someones couch.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will depend on the professor you take. Each professor has their own teaching style to convey the information to the students. (Take professor Lowery for all your business classes!! *hint)

    Tips for prospective students

    I would consider Bowie for many reasons!! You will Prepare for Life in a new light with the intellectual faculty that will mold you into better people. Get involved early to make your stay with us even better!!!

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is one of the best kept secrets of the Maryland State Universities. We have a smaller professor to student ratio, which makes the learning process a personal engagement. Bowie also has amazing alumni that always give back to the school to make it better for the present student body.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is affordable

    What to do for fun

    Canpus activities such as athletic games. shuttles to parties in D.C

    Tips for prospective students

    keep in contact with your guidance counselors and stay on task

    In three sentences

    Bowie is close to Baltimore, only 45 minutes by car and accessible to MARC train service. Bowie is a small easy to access campus. Bowie has a rigorous curriculum and good professors.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. You will meet lots of great people on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Good food, although they got rid of the pizza for Quiznos.

    Academic Rigor

    Great majors, and professor are great, very helpful and they know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major before you start, that way you insure finishing your degree in four years. You don't want to take unnecessary classes.

    In three sentences

    Great campus, current construction to better campus for rapidly growing enrollment. Academically great professors. Administrative staff needs improvement.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students and students in the DC Metro Area. Accessible from Baltimore by the MARC train and there are shuttle buses that take you into town near campus.

    What to do for fun

    You really have to make your own fun until they start having on campus parties again. Shuttles are provided for off campus parties occasionally. Other than that, throughout the week are organization programs and open discussions around campus, on the weekend it's pretty quiet.

    Food and Dining

    Not many choices, but the food is okay.

    Academic Rigor

    The work itself isn't too challenging depending how many credits you take, it's really the work load. The professor expect the best from students. Sometimes too much if you aren't the traditional student.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Greek life is amazing. It is the epitome of forever brotherhood and sisterhood.

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie State is a great school for someone who wants to experience the college life, if they live on dorm.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual tradition at Bowie

    What to do for fun

    There is a lounge hall, with pool tables and different activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip is to keep up with your work, never fall behind.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Bowie State University a 9 out of 10. They have rigorous programs. And the teachers and staff are very helpful.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bowie State does a great job ensuring that students are safe. Whether its weather updates, school closings/delays, or life threatening problems occurring on campus Bowie always manages to update students promptly through email, text, and word of mouth.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is an amazing experience for all those interested. All the Greek organizations are friendly and accepting of everyone. I enjoy going to the different activities and programs hosted by the Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    This year I participated in the residential hall step competition. This activity was fun because I met several people within my residential hall along with being able to be active on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    For future students interested in sports I recommend that you try out for sports teams. The sports teams compete under division two and develop a since of unity and Bowie pride.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to socialize with my friends. Some days we go in the game room and play a variety of games or we may even have movie nights where everyone gathers at a specific location for a night of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of healthy food choices you can choose from throughout the day along with those food prepared to go. There is something prepared for different cultures and eating styles.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms because it gives me a sense of independence. My roommate and myself get along great and we hang out all the time, along with others within the residential community. This year I was elected Miss Tubman of my residential hall, my job is to represent the voice of the residents by ensuring that their needs, expectations, and desires are handled.

    Academic Rigor

    Bowie State's goal is to ensure all students are graduating in four years. In order to complete this goals teachers, counselors, and the staff are offering support to students to ensure they are meeting all graduation requirements. The staff holds students responsible for completing all class work and other assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, as we know nothing in life is given to you you have to be willing to chase your dreams. Be willing to watch your future unfold in front of your eyes.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Bowie State University an eight because of the friendly environment and staff. The staff at Bowie State dedicated their time ensuring that you are successful through the use of various resources/tools. Although we are a historically black institution we are accepting of other ethnic backgrounds and treat one another with decency and respect as we all strive to uplift everyone and hold each other responsible for our successes.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Beware of the freshmen 15 which is the myth that the average college freshmen gains 15lbs. Although the food at Bowie State is very enjoyable, there are some days that the food may disappoint. The cafe is kept very clean and it is very spacious. Although, I do not like the fact that food cannot be brought back to your dorm. I understand the rule was placed to provent people from stealing but sometimes I do not feel like eating in the cafe. The cafe always has a surprise, whether it be music playing, decorations, or great food and desert. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the dining experience at 9.

    Dorm Life

    If you are an upperclassmen I would suggest getting your own apartment. The dorms at Bowie State aren't horrible but campus life isn't all its cracked up to be there. Do not let Towers Hall be your first choice of resident, let it be your last. That dormitory is very out dated. Haley hall is coed and one of my favorite dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    There are not many difficulties when taking classes at Bowie State. In my opinion the only difficulties you would come across are a subject that isn't your strongest, missing deadlines, procrastination, and not showing up to class on time or if not at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your main focus is all work and no play, I would suggest this school to you. The weekends at this school tend to get a little tedious. Before choosing which professor you would like for a certain class, I would suggest the website called ratemyprofessor.com. The ratings on this website are very accurate indeed.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University offers a vast amount of majors that pave the way for numerous opportunities. On a scale of 1-10 Bowie State would be a 7 in my opinion. The professor's teaching methods are satisfactory and the lectures will not disappoint.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides little here and there campus activities, nothing..I just study (lol)

    Food and Dining

    Food is also ok. W. have a quiznos and

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok. CMRC is an apartment dorm...better than the freshmen or other ones.

    Academic Rigor

    It's good but there's better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and make sure your major is listed here.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is a great campus for commuters and people who love to stay within the area. The nursing program is great and is also very competitive. It's a great school!

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bowie State has improved tremendously on there campus safety. Whenever there loud music or interruptions within the dormitories, the campus police are present on the scene along with the Residential Assistants.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is what makes Bowie State. Without our Greek Fraternities, on campus living would not be the same and everything would not be up to beat.

    Clubs and Activities

    Football, Basketball, and Track & Field are the three clubs that are highly favored here on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The wiseman center is great for students that are highly sociable, due to the amount of students that pass through there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year when the sun is the highest in the sky. Bowie State Alumni organize a Greek yard fest. Where all the Greek Fraternities come together and perform all day and night.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good school for the amount of money you pay. The campus community is great and you are sure to have many good memories of your time at B.S.U

    What to do for fun

    We are currently having another student center that is being built to help accompany the first one. When students are not in classes, they are located in the wiseman center where we all have social gatherings. They have gaming systems for student use, your able to play cards, pool, and chess. They also have areas where you can sit and watch movies and TV.

    Food and Dining

    The food is like no other and has special days where they serve soul food on Thursday's and Wednesday's they serve what everybody likes to call Surprises

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories here are becoming a lot better and have improved tremendously since I have been living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is key here, especially if you are part of any on campus organization.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to all prospective students, is to take advantage of all the resources that this university offers. Always ask more than one question when conversing with the professor here, and involve yourself around those that have the same drive as you.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University on a scale of 1-10, I would say that Bowie would be an 8. Simply because of the changes that has been made to the university itself. Other than that Bowie is a great university to attend and graduate from.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing dangerous happened during my stay at Bowie. I would say it is very safe.

    What to do for fun

    BSU has game rooms, clubs, and organizations for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Bowie State could bring in more international foods like Indian and Chinese food, but overall, Bowie State has great food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Bowie is all in all good because it's safe, sanitary, and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Bowie State provides fun yet challenging academics for it's students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work on time, study regularly, and have a good time.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a giving University, acting as a great stepping stone for success. It also has relatively cheap fees.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. Security is very present.

    Food and Dining

    The food is exceptional. Serving both fast food and healthy choice.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are aligned with each other. Critical thinking and analysis is encouraged. The facullty are available any time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think transportation would be a great obstacle after school hours. I you can stay on campus. I would suggest doing son.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Bowie State University. I would rate it a A-. The campus is truly the state of the art facility.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Have not had the pleasure in dinning there yet.

    Academic Rigor

    7/10

    Tips for prospective students

    I do not have any, entering as a freshman.

    In three sentences

    Everything was great, however I notice that you guys do not have a weight room. Why not? I guess I would give you guys a 7/10.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    mind your business, and you wont have any problems

    Greek Life

    its ok, if your into that.

    Clubs and Activities

    theres a lot of modeling clubs, athletic clubs, a club and group for every major, an arts club, basically a club for every interest. and if not you could develope your own.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who don't like too big of an environment and for misfits. You'll be able to find where you elong as long as you keep an openmind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Probates are usually a fun experience. When a popular frat crosses over, the probates usually turn into a big party on campus outside.

    What to do for fun

    there's plenty of activities on campus just ask around and there's flyer's EVERYWHERE. there's always something to do, you just have to find what interests you.

    Food and Dining

    soul Wednesday is the best in the cafe. and don't overload on the chicken boxes in the pub. Also the C-Store will be your best friend on those late study nights.

    Dorm Life

    best place to be is bowie place, the apartments on campus. they cost a arm and a leg, but the privacy and fun is worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on luck. 1 semester I got the most strict and hardest professor and classes, and now 2nd semester I got the most chill and relaxed professors and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    meet your professor before you register for the class if possible, get the meal plan with the most flex dollars' get involved in campus activities, if not you'll be bored. start a group or an activity.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is on-campus police that frequently engage with the students creating a feeling of appreciation and safety across campus. If anything would happen the police are a quick phone call away and arrive quickly. They also ride around campus, especially during events, to make sure order is being maintained.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations on and off campus thats it's to many to count. From clubs for majors, culture, to multicultural clubs, SGA, RHA, Hall council, etc. There is literally a organization for everything so I believe everyone can find somewhere where they belong.

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie State University is a great institution for any and all types of students. This diverse campus is a great place to grow and prosper. People can flourish here and journey through their academic careers safely and fruitfully.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many activities to do off campus as well such as movie theater, shopping and restaurants. Also out side vendors do come on campus for events and they share their food with the students.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything does cost money but the experience you can gain at Bowie State and the life long friends you can meet makes every worth while.

    What to do for fun

    BSU haves many events/programs that go on throughout the week and sometimes on the weekends. From athletics game, to poetry slams, wild n out, parties, guest speakers, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning service offers a variety of food items. The food is delicious and with a meal plan you can continue to go back and get more whenever you want. Also, when then new student center opens it will be exciting to see the new food options we will have.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms and apartments are nice. The regular dorms are generally decent enough for the price you pay. They could use some upgrades but nothing to the point where they're in horrible conditions. The apartments are for upperclassmen and they are really nice. It cost a pretty penny to stay in them but the money is worth the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    By putting in the effort any student can succeed at Bowie State. There are times when things do become challenging but thats helps in preparation for the students future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to this school to waste time. If you aren't ready to take things seriously then don't even bother filling out the application. Your place can be taken by someone who really wants to get an education. My advice for prospective students is your will find your place at Bowie. There is so much going on on this campus that everyone can find somewhere where they belong and can thrive.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a very diverse university located in a quiet and peaceful suburban area. The university offer majors and programs that can fit any students needs. I am proud to attend this great institution and I look forward to being an alumni and giving back to this school.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    For a male there are two dorms that one would love to stay in. These are CMRC and Haley Hall. They have the best rooms and they also give us as students more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    Although my institution test us as students to not only see if we've learned the information but professor also make sure that after taking a course we could reteach this information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming into Bowie State expect a change from high school. You are on your own and try to avoid procrastination.

    In three sentences

    After attending the illustrious Bowie State University for two years i would have to say i love my HBCU. This University has not only taught me many lessons but it is also teaching me to become a man and a leader. There is no institution of higher learning better than Bowie State University.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a safe one, there has been a few issues with the on campus apartment complex though. It is not a constant thing but I say it has changed my mind on trying to live in there.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school is FULL of different clubs and organizations. So many that you will find one you are interested in without a doubt. No matter what major you are, there is a club for it and even a honor society too.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the kind of students that put education before recreation. There are tons of areas for studying and you can always find some piece and quiet. Or if you wish to find something to do, there are shopping centers and malls within reach by either car,bus, or train.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several paths that I found that make for a good spooky trail when Halloween comes around. There is also a area where we have had a few bonfires. There are a lot of hidden gems at the school which makes it fun to explore.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a instate student the school is fairly cheap especially if you manage a good grade point average. When it comes to this school I would say you are paying for the education mostly.

    What to do for fun

    It is near most highways and off ramps that lead to the city life. Not far from DC nor Baltimore. On campus there are fun places to hangout once you make friends and get used to the student building.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has its bad days but mostly its a nice meal. The only worry is if you are a vegetarian then your meals are very limited.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is nice if once you get used to public transportation or have your own. It is not to far from anything fun and there is usually a lot going on campus when its warmer outside.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you will have to do some research has to which professors are there to actually educate you instead of just passing/failing you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Personal responsibility is a must have when going on campus. Try to get to know your professors because they will be your biggest help on your way to greater internship/job opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a great school full of networking and greater education opportunities. The school is smaller than most which is great for me because I prefer to focus on my studies rather than worrying about any upcoming parties.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    -Get involved in more than 90 student clubs and organizations. -The campus offers seven residence halls and a number of dining options.

    Dorm Life

    The Bowie State University campus has all the resources that students need to make the most of their time at the University.

    Academic Rigor

    The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life and other offices provide an array of support services to help students thrive, both academically and socially.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always available when you need them. The police are very friendly and will be more than happy to help you with your problems. Just call 4040.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many activities as far as sports. Our basketball team won the CIAA last. We also have an ROTC program, which I have been a member of. Its a great way to serve your country in stay in great shape.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are Greek plots on campus where students hang out and have cookouts. We pay also pay respect to the student who died on the second floor in CMRC. RIP.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel collage is how you make it. You can still have fun and be serious in your studies. College is a great learning experience in the classroom as well as from your peers. Stay focus and don't forget the main reason for attending college, to get an education!

    What to do for fun

    We have the Wiseman center where students hang out on their free time. It consists of a pool table, a ping pong table, and a movie theatre. This place is a great way to interact with other students.

    Food and Dining

    They serve chicken every day! Like most colleges, there is a great chance you will gain the freshmen 15lbs. They extended the café hours which is good for the students who have late classes.

    Dorm Life

    I never had roommate problems. As long as you set up the do's and don'ts in the beginning, then living with someone will not be a problem. The school tries to set students up with similar personalities and likes, but it is not a guarantee that your roommate and you will get along.

    Academic Rigor

    We have many intelligent students attending our school. Due to the new atmosphere, students tend to get caught up with party life which will make their GPA fall. My freshmen year, I was in a group with nine girls and now only one has graduated.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is how you make it! Attend group and events, but always maintain good grades. All of this can be done as long as you have your priorities in order.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State Students always make other students or outsiders feel welcome on our campus. The SGA host many events and have great ideas, but I feel they need better ways to promote their ideas. Some students may not attend events because they don't hear about it.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is good! they offer a cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for financial aid, do so as soon as possible because they do run out of funds!

    In three sentences

    Bowie state is a very good university with various majors to choose from. The greatest thing about this university is that it is very affordable compared to the other ones in the area. The school provides various amenities that are very helpful to the students, such as computer labs and study group sessions.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Loves to meet new people, Leaders

    What to do for fun

    There are parties and different functions if you look for them and know the right people. Many different organizations and clubs that could be joined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are on top of the school to get your things done. You have to find a balance between school and fun. Try not to stay to yourself, network with people.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is Maryland's first HBCU. This school is on the come up of being really illustrious and famous. Bowie has one of the best and prestigious nursing programs.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe. There is security/campus police patrolling. If you ever feel unsafe you can call 4040 or push the emergency button on one of the posts around campus.

    Greek Life

    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 !!!!!!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs on campus for just about anything you can imagine. And if you imagine it and it's not there you can create it yourself. There are plenty of leadership and volunteer opurtunities avaible on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Late at night when it's warm out, we all just walk down the promenade. There are a lot of fraternity plot parties, and sometimes there are parties thrown in the apartments.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best but it is not the worst. Some meals are much better than others. They always have options for vegetarians which is a plus. They have salad bar and fries/bugers every day if you don't want the main meal. Also, their cookies are delicious !

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for freshmen are not that great. There are a lot of rules like no vistation until a certain period. But when you get visitation it is very limited. The newest dorm on campus is called Haley residence hall and it's coed. The apartment on campus CMRC/Bowie Place are very nice but they are really expensive an they have the same rules as traditional dorms even though it's considered off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are somewhat challenging, but not really. I think the difficulty of your classes all depends on your major. Easier majors have easier classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to attend Bowie, do your research, visit the campus meet people. Visit all of the droms, try the food before you make ANY decision. You do not want to end up somewhere that you do not want to be.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Bowie State is a great place to be. Everyone is friendly and we are all one big family. Bowie state is what you make it, you have to get out of your room and get involved.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has been one bad incident on campus since I've been there, but it was between two people, and it is the only incident I know of like it. There are plenty of security officers around campus and stationed at each dorm's front desk over night. There are also buttons that you can push around campus that will set off an alarm, so the campus police can come help. The university offers a cell phone service that will text students alerts or warnings.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs and activities on campus: cultural, religious, sororities/fraternities, government, sports. If there is an organization that students want on campus, the student government encourages people to start their own chapters on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who do not want to be overwhelmed by huge class sizes. It is also great for students who like getting involved in student activities. I would recommend that the person know and understand what an HBCU is before applying because Bowie State University truly prides itself in being one of the oldest HBCUs around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about any unusual traditions, and the campus is extremely small. A tradition that is not unusual is that on warm days a lot of people on campus sit on the benches down the main walkway on campus (students call it the promenade), and people play music, talk, play catch or skate, everyone just seems to stop and enjoy the day for an hour or two.

    Bang for the buck

    Bowie State University is a really affordable school. Most of the students are commuters, so that cuts down the cost of living in the dorms or apartments on campus. BSU also has good meal plans and a career center that will help you look for scholarships and grants (the financial aid office helps as well). Tuition costs are low compared to schools in the area.

    What to do for fun

    The BSU student government is really active on campus, so they host concerts and parties on campus (at least two a semester). There are also a lot of different sporting events; Bowie State pride is strong, so they are really fun to be a part of. There are also a number of organizations on campus that will host different events. The university also likes to host big events where famous people come and give lectures or presentations.

    Food and Dining

    I like to eat healthy, so most university food is not for me. The salad bar does not have as many options as I'd like, but it works. There are several different food stations in the main cafeteria (Pizza, Hamburgers, Menutainment(which serves different dishes each day), Breakfast, Salad Bar, Sandwich) along with the main buffet style line. The cafeteria tries to serve Caribbean food, African food, soul food, as well as normal meals.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed my dorm. I lived in the Alex Haley Hall dorms. They are one of the newer sets of dorms on campus. They are relatively spacious, and they do not look or feel dingy. They also have personnel that come every day and make sure that the bathrooms are clean. The main issue I had with the building is that the common kitchen did not have an oven or a stove.

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a good high school in Montgomery County. When I arrived at Bowie State, I found the classes to be very similar to my high school classes, but as I continued into my sophomore year it wasn't as easy. A lot of the professors push you to your mental limit and try to make you challenge your old ways of thinking. Not every professor is difficult, but I think that anyone can find that true about most colleges or universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are able to see yourself at an HBCU; for some it is a culture shock and for others, they transition well. College is what you make it, so get involved in a couple organizations on campus; there is one for every type of person. Learn how to study; it's not something you want to have to learn during finals week.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) that is currently trying to improve student life. The sense of community is incredible; there are always different activities hosted on campus that would make anyone from any background feel welcome. The campus is open and small, the class sizes are also small, so students and faculty really get to know each other.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police poll around campus everywhere. With the click of a button the siren and light will begin to flash along with the usage of a built in camera. The safety is excellent. We also have a text messaging network that every student signs into that sends out and alert every time there is a flood warning, hurricane warning, or even suspicious person on our campus.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs and organizations on campus for every person to join. I can truly say that there are clubs for each major for any students.

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie is very affordable and great for anyone especially future leaders

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun at Bowie but we have to make it. This is there first step at creating leaders. Bowie produces fun through the student leaders. Students in our very own class help to promote party's, meetings, games and all sorts of things for us to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and Bowie State University is good but it can also get old quick. You miss it when you're home for summer but when you get back it gets tiring quickly. But although this is true Bowie is now attempting to change the menu by taking surveys from students. As I said they want nothing but the best for us.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great with Bowie continuously adding and making each dorm better in size and comfort. Bowie Renovates each dorm every year and they choose nothing but the best candidates to position as an RA or also known as a Resident Assistant. The resident assistants make the dorm life so fun but still educational. They are made to create educational and fun programs each semester for the students to participate in; all in which are mandatory.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load in predictable and the professors are always willing to help. There will be homework, there will be exams, and there will be expected class participation but the professors want nothing but the best and they will help you even after your time at Bowie is complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bowie State University is the perfect place if for students looking for a medium sized campus and friendly people along with an excellent academic course load. Although Bowie State University is like any other school it challenges its students to become leaders and it produces and bring out nothing but the best in its students. Bowie is a learning tool academically and socially.

    In three sentences

    I rate Bowie State University a 10/10 on the charts. This is more than just a school, it challenges its students mentally in class and outside of class. I have learned so much without even having to open a book.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at Bowie state can be quite delicious but I wish they could be more diverse in what kinds of foods they serve.

    Dorm Life

    The dorme are ok at bowie but sometimes things can be out of place from previous residents that have stayed there.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at bowie state does help you get prepared for what lies ahead when you graduate from there. I am taking computer science and the classes that I am taking are gearing me towards jobs like the NSA.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The wiseman is where everyone goes to interact; they can become like a family to you.

    What to do for fun

    I like to model and sing

    Food and Dining

    The freshman 15 is real because the good food is typically the fastest of access.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are good, other dorms have elevators that you are trapped on.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what major you are in, some are not as rigorous as they should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any info you want to know about, do the research yourself and call around.

    In three sentences

    Bowie needs to be better in providing services to their current students. They will show prospective students the potential of Bowie however, it is not applied as promised. It is, overall, a good HBCU in the state of MD but could greatly improve.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a smaller size campus, or want a commute.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bowie has all divine 9 frats and soros, their plots are all throughout the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities, join a club or team. SGA is very big at Bowie.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good, some meals will require salt and pepper. Try new foods.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is an adjustment and the one I am staying in has communal bathrooms, a study room and a kitchen and laundry on every other floor.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet started classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your housing application in as fast as you can. Stay updated on scholarships. And check into your email frequently.

    In three sentences

    I have visited Bowie State and found the campus very appealing and they are improving by adding new buildings. During orientation upperclassmen made me feel very welcomed and apart of a family. The staff seem really dedicated to helping with all needs.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very secure.

    Greek Life

    I enjoy watching them doing step shows.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their are great club and activities on campus that you will enjoy joining.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who are looking for a good education with caring and concern staff and administration.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great

    What to do for fun

    Track, reading, and quite time.

    Food and Dining

    Its college food it taste great.

    Dorm Life

    Nice and clean.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will enjoy your time their and they will make sure that you are taking being taking care of.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to attend. The staff their are willing to go above and beyond to make sure that things are great and that you become successful while you are their. This school has a very caring and concern group of people.You

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to sporting events, pledge with Greek life, and even join clubs and organizations like I am planning to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is satisfying unlike other schools.

    Dorm Life

    Very modern day and comfy!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a Education major I highly recommend this school for you!

    In three sentences

    Bowie State University gives students hope for achievement and helps you in real life experiences. Even though it is a HBCU I love how BSU has modern buildings and still keep its traditions unlike other schools. Also the professors teach their courses to the student level so you can better understand it.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is that I would go to the Student Lounge in CLT and watch Netflix with my tablet or chat with my friends in the Library Lounge.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently not living on campus, but when I was in the summer, there is a lot of things going on and its a part of the college experience. I was in Haley Hall and it was fun ordering take out or pizza, going over to my friends' rooms and chilling with them. Its amazing and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, I feel like some teachers don't know what they are talking about, so I would read the chapter or section before class has begun. It's not nice that some teachers will tell you what to read for a test and then nothing you have read is on there. Basically, read ahead and do not slack because it is hard to catch up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware of the New Student Center. It can get very busy and hectic in there. Try not to take you're time eating, because there is so much to do and see. Be careful who you talk to; not everyone out there is going to be nice to you. Do not leave your personal items unattended. I once lost my calculator, but lucky, I had put my name on it before time and I received it back. Not everyone will do that.

    In three sentences

    Bowie, so far, has been an amazing place to go to school. It's not too big or too small, just the right size for people on the go. Campus is neat and not busy, which is good!

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food compared to high school is way better.

    Dorm Life

    I'm currently a commuter, but plan to live in a dorm for my junior year.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other university, Bowie state does strive to make all students work hard.

    In three sentences

    Bowie state is a wonderful university with loads of opportunity. Academically, the school has great programs and a well put together educational system. I recommend to undecided high school seniors to attend bowie state university.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a priority at Bowie State. All students entering dorms must provide ID as well as visitors. Visitation hours are strictly enforced and trespassing is not permitted. In addition Bowie State Police ensure safety by protecting the students and upholding the law on campus. They are always available and happy to lend their aid.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Black Male Agenda, which serves young black students who aim to better the world Circle K International, which is an extension of Kiwanis International, an international organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children worldwide, Honors Student Organization which acknowledges students who have achieved a high GPA, are just some of the man clubs and organizations Bowie State offers its students.

    Great for these types of students

    Bowie State has always made a mission of providing a college education to students from different financial backgrounds who may not otherwise be able to afford an education at a four year institution. For those students who are focused and hardworking, academic success and personal enrichment is in reach at this university regardless of socioeconomic status.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unique location is the new student center. It is beautiful modern and spacious. Student and university staff alike appreciate this building for its plentiful space and refreshing atmosphere. There are rooms that accommodate student and staff meetings in a great venue.

    Bang for the buck

    Bowie State is host to many different cultures and eccentricities. All of which are received with equal acceptance and kinship. Being a historically black college the demographic favors black students but the university and its staff are inviting to all.

    What to do for fun

    In the new student building there are activities such as pool, ping pong, and video games available to the public.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    While mostly peaceful, there are the occasional scuffles between students which can result in consequences for more than everyone. Housing qualities such as living space, security, utilities, activities, and services vary depending on what building you reside.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes in the 100-200 level are generally not very challenging. Most professors are understanding and lenient regarding the difficulty of and amount of work in classes that include students who major in subjects other than their own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn in all official university paperwork, such as financial aid and housing,early. Administration can be slow, unorganized, and sometimes they even misplace your information. To mitigate bumps in the road, make copies of everything you turn in and regularly check for updates on information that requires a response from the university.

    In three sentences

    Campus Life is decent and mostly peaceful. The new student building offers a great place for students to unwind and socialize. Classes, while not always accommodating to a smooth schedule with no large gaps, usually provide an enlightening learning experience with competent instructors.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new student center is the place to be.

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs that a student can go to. There is a wild n out program that mimics the show. There are also many discussions that someone can go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bowie State is a cheaper alternative for a Historically Black College. Always ask about tutoring and ways to get involved in the University.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a close-knit school that has many opportunities. There are many options to choose from when you are trying to find a major. Teachers there will help you build yourself academically.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are several student organizations and fraternities on campus were students can be engage in activities such as social events, parties, fashion shows, and volunteering.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Dorm's are quite elegant and comfortable. Meal plans are excellent and have a nice range of options.

    Academic Rigor

    The university is trying to build it's reputation in STEM fields like Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing and Physics. The courses are filled with valuable information but are manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great university. It's a home away from home for students who are studying out of state here. Close relationships among students on campus.

    In three sentences

    Small class room sizes which means more personal attention and interaction between professors and students. Housing on Campus are very elegant. Student Centers are cool place to hang out, eat and chill with friends.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    What to do for fun

    The fact that bowie is such a small school has a great advantage. If you are looking for a social life, this is the place to have one. Everyone knows each other and it's sort of like being in a close knit family. Bowling, skating, zumba, laser tag etc. all are activities that the university has hosted in the past to bring fun to the university.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is excellent, their is so much variety and that is the best thing in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't had much of a dorm experience, but the rooms are decent. I do believe the could improve.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the nursing program at BSU, though it is tough, I have come to appreciate the standard that they set for their students. They are truly dedicated to making sure that the nurses the produce are efficient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a mind set that you have a goal, and that is graduation; you do not want to allow anyone or anything to stand in your way. Allow your self to enjoy the campus and make friends, because it can truly be a rewarding experience, but keep in mind what your end goal is.

    In three sentences

    Bowie state is a university with many strengths as well as weaknesses. Although majority of the teaching staff is absolutely amazing, the administration staff is hard to deal with. Overall I believe the experience you receive from this university is what you make of it.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can say I felt pretty safe on campus. They had 4040 officers, that is what we call campus police, riding around at night, so it was pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    There is a nice greek life on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a cheap school compared to other schools, and the teachers know their course material. I would say it was worth the money, but it is fairly unorganized, the school as a whole.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of organizations at Bowie. They have a theater and little events that take place in the back of the New Student Center. One time there was a blow extreme sports event that was very fun, and they had a big game of Pictionary which was also a good time. Student Government Association is a very popular organization on campus. They organize a lot of fun events for instance, Wild 'n Out. It was Bowie vs. Lincoln.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorm life is not all that amazing. The buildings are old, but upperclassman have a choice of Haley or CMRC and those buildings are pretty nice. Unless there is a party you might want to go home because they campus is deserted on weekends unless there is a party.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some courses that are very rigorous but that is not because of the teacher, but because of the course itself. For the those rigorous courses you just have to read your material and ask questions in class because even though the course is hard all the teachers are willing to help if you want to help yourself. All you have to do is make an effort.

    In three sentences

    Bowie State is a small school with a lot of potential. This school contains teachers that care about your education as long as you care about. Bowie State is an experience and a journey.