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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
  • Makayla from Canton, OH
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    I personally love the dining halls. Some people complain, though it really depends on where you go, how you use your resources, and what you get when you go. The campus app will tell you exactly what each place is serving at any time of day, so if you go and don't check the menu you've got a Russian Roulette situation but of course that's your fault for not checking. The Oaks is my personal favorite dining hall because it always has something greasy and teenager-ey, but it also always has one "home-cooked meal" kind of dish that you can rely on as well. The union is pretty well rounded, as are our tiny grocery stores (Outtakes). How your dining experience goes really just depends on if you're willing to make informed decisions about where you eat. Basically if you don't check the menu, don't complain when you get there and they're serving something you don't like.

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  • 3
  • Toriyanna from Detroit, MI
  • Dec-09-2016 I am a current student here

    There are only two all you can eat facilities here on campus, that does not give you a lot of options. If you do not eat the all you can eat facilities then you can use your falcon dollars to go to small restaurants in the student union or even go to sundial , the sundial has different taste of food but if you do not live by the front of campus it is a walk. Be prepared to bring ramen noodles or whatever quick meal you can make because hardly ever is it always something good at the dinning halls. You will get tired of the food quickly.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Makayla from Canton, OH
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is abundant, and just had GORGEOUS new houses built. Though I am not involved, about everyone I know is. If you want to be involved, expect the traditional 'sisterhood' or 'brotherhood' welcome, though also know that if you choose against Greek Life, most of campus is with you on that decision too.

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  • 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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