Bowie State University
Bowie, MD, USA

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Bowie State University
3.39 Average Rating

Mary - Washington, DC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I am a current student here at Bowie State University and I love my HBCU! It is a friendly, family environment type of school.They are a great help to students and wants students to reach their highest potential.The school's goal is to make it as comfortable and fun as possible to achieve your goals.They encourage students to be active on and off campus.Their space is limited for dorm rooms on campus but they provide other living accommodations.
What to do for fun
You can join many clubs and participate in many activities in your major to keep you occupied
Tips for prospective students
I recommend this school to anyone who wishes to attend a small school, loves to have fun, and is ready to be successful.
Food and Dining
Bowie State University food is amazing, especially soul food Wednesday menu.
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Betty from Gaithersburg, MD

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warm. Vibrant. Goal Oriented.
Tips for prospective students
Get active.
What to do for fun
Hang out on the strip.
Bang for the buck
Not much diversity, but everyone is very friendly
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Jasmine from Clinton, MD

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
So far, I have found the professors to be very knowledgeable in their fields of study.
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.
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.
Tips for prospective students
Just make sure that you are on top of your work and also check your Bulldog account.
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.
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Tia from Converse, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is pretty low (around $3000 a semester) which is a big plus for the school.
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.
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.
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N.T. from Lanham, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Any type...
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Sheryl from Lynchburg, SC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The courses are great. Every instructor is different in their own way.
Am enjoying being here
There's always something to do!
Great for these types of students
Well rounded
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Julius from Landover, MD

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clubs and Activities
Check the website: www.bowiestate.edu
Campus Safety
The campus police do a great job.
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maryann from Silver Spring, MD

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
Am enjoying being here
So far it is good. It is what you make it. There could be a bit more school spirit.
Bang for the buck
Definitely cheap. great price!
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.
Great for these types of students
leaders, business majors.
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Breanna from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Bowie State is a great HBCU, that offers a variety of majors to include all. Students and Staff are all genuinely promotive of your goals. I would definitely recommend this school to family and friends.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore all your opportunities offered.
Academic Rigor
The work is a good level of difficulty, just enough to challenge you and keep you on your feet.
Dorm Life
The dorms are pretty well kept but could use a few minor improvements.
Food and Dining
The food is generally good, however, there are some bad days.
What to do for fun
This university is big on academics but still allows for students to enjoy themselves. Several organizations on Bowie States campus host events that are always inclusive to all ranging from parties, discussions, guest speakers, donation drives, talent shows, sports, and so forth.
Greek Life
Greek life has an influence on this campus. Those associated with greek life work together to improve the campus and community.
Campus Safety
Campus security is always alert and on top of their job. They definitely leave the campus feeling safe and secure.
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