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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,120 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 34 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $145,560)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,297)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 85 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 14 22 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 8 8 - -
Gymnastics - 14 - -
Ice Hockey 27 - - -
Soccer 26 31 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming - 19 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 16 - - -
Volleyball - 20 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.3%
Hispanic 3.0%
Non-resident alien 4.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 78.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 54
Liquor Law Violation 83
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 75
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brandii from Detroit, MI
  • 5
  • Dorm life at BGSU is great! I love how the resident advisers are constantly having activities and informational programs for students in order to reach out to them and make…

  • Apr-24-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from West Carrollton, OH
  • 3
  • This is a three, only because sometimes things can get a little out of hand- but otherwise, the dorms are great. I've fallen in love with Kreischer Batchelder, even with…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Katherine from Lisle, IL
  • 5
  • The dorm life is with out a doubt amazing. I have met my best friends living in the dorms and I still have contact with everyone from my floor that…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Student
  • May-19-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is many food options and they are really good.

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  • 3
  • Nashawn from Columbus, OH
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Ehh. Make sure you get a decent job or have friends who work off campus the dining halls food are only good the first day you move in it gets worst but the Union has great food and you will inevitably spend all of your falcon dollars and be forced to eat at dining halls.

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  • 3
  • BG Student
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is decent. I've definitely eaten worse. There are a lot of choices for places to eat and different types of food.

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  • 5
  • Sabrina from Bowling Green, OH
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of food options on campus. There is a Pinkberrys, Steak Escape, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Marcos Pizza, Starbucks, Dunk n Donuts and quite a few others. There are two new huge dining halls with unique and beautiful architecture. The cafeteria type food is excellent as well. I could never complain about their food and dining, they have always fed me well.

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  • 5
  • Chelsea from Maumee, OH
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of places to eat on campus and even within very close walking distance from campus. On the campus itself, however, there are quite a few options to accommodate people of all different eating styles. Some places offer vegetarian meals, gluten free options, sushi, quick foods and snacks to eat on the go, healthy options, smoothies, burgers and fries, salads and of course, pizza! I love to eat at The Oaks. They always have healthier options and new, interesting things to try.

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  • 5
  • Kiara from Fairfield, OH
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    You will not leave hungry when dining on campus. You can choose from a variety of places, big and small, to eat.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sabrina from Bowling Green, OH
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I have never been involved with Greek Life but I have been to many events with friends who are part of Greek Life and they are very involved and love it.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Toledo, OH
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in greek life, but I know we have a strong Greek life. I know a lot of people in Greek Life, and they are all so nice! But like mentioned before you do not have to be a part of greek life to be a part of campus!

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is on campus and several people I know are involved and love it. However, I'm not personally involved. It is a great way to meet people, but there are so many other ways too.

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  • 0
  • Devon
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 43 fraternities and sororities on campus at Bowling Green, and all of them are friendly, and always walking around campus socializing. From hosting events, to walking their cute puppies around, the fraternities and sororities at Bowling Green are unlike any other college's.

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  • 0
  • Patrick from Aurora, OH
  • Oct-29-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't belong to a Frat. I have attended there parties and had a great time. The Frats and Sororities are involved in many community and school volunteer programs.

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  • 0
  • Courtney
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    As a member of a greek organization here on campus, I have to say that the greek life at BGSU is amazing. The bonds between all of the different chapters on campus is awesome. All of the chapters support each other and hazing is zero-tolerance. It definitely is an amazing thing to become a part of!

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