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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
  • Amber from SOUTHFIELD, MI
  • 4
  • Living in the residences halls really helped my develop there socially since I only know a handful of people from my high school that went to BG. The are tons…

  • Jan-26-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • bailey from liberty center, oh
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    there are only 2 dining "halls" on campus, and my personal favorite was carillon because it was walking distance from my dorm and they had really good food. you can basically eat whatever you want, and there is always a large variety of items to choose from, and they always serve some kind of pizza. another amazing thing is the themed dinners, they were my favorite.

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  • 4
  • eli from chantilly, va
  • May-19-2016 I am a current student here

    some people think it's bland so if you have a very high class palate you may have some difficulties adjusting to the food, luckily the town of bowling green has some amazing restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Manda from Martins Ferry, OH
  • Jan-20-2015 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of food options on campus. My friends and I always meet for lunch and dinner at one of the dining halls. The dining halls are buffet style and offer a wide variation of food each night. In the Student Union there are plenty of options for picky eaters. Our convenient store on campus, Outtakes, is very over priced but they sell many things that you could purchase for your dorm.

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  • 3
  • Lauren from Carol Stream, IL
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    It's college food, what do you expect. I do enjoy that there is a Panda Express in the union. As well as Starbucks, and a Dunkin relatively close.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • bailey from liberty center, oh
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    i personally am not a part of greek life at bg, but i know many people who are and it sounds like a lot of fun. they are always involved in campus activities in some way or another, and they are always trying to help raise money for good causes.

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  • 0
  • eli from chantilly, va
  • May-19-2016 I am a current student here

    i am not in greek life but from what i have heard its pretty great. all the frats and sororities have very close bonds and they look out for eachother.

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  • 0
  • Manda from Martins Ferry, OH
  • Jan-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Right now our Greek life is under construction. In 2016 we will have all brand new fraternity and sorority houses built. I'm not involved in Greek life but my friends that are say that it is a little bit expensive but still a great experience.

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  • 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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