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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Founded in 1910 as a teacher’s college, Bowling Green State University is a 4-year public research institution in northwest Ohio. Bowling Green State is home to eight colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an honors college. In addition to classroom facilities, BGSU’s campus features a golf course, ballrooms, a haunted cinema, and an ice arena. For sports fans, BGSU fields 17 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Falcons.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
87%
Out of State Students
12%
0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1012
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,357
Total Number of Undergrads
14,680
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,437
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,096
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,632
0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,785
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
403
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Toledo
Cleveland
Columbus
Cincinnati
Detroit
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Bowling Geen Stae University is a very diverse campus. I admire it because the faculty and staff reach out to the students because they genuinely care about them. I honestly feel like BGSU has so many different opportunities for students to network for job opportunities and to gain experience in their field of choice before graduation.
Brandii from Detroit, MI
This school is the perfect size, not too big, not too small. The people on campus and the residents of Bowling Green (the city) are always working together to connect students with real life experiences such as jobs and internships. Also, BGSU is big on giving out scholarships.
Rayia from Highland Park, MI