Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate
15,629
Students Applied
56%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
984
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other
Summer Term
May 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
57
93%
Submitting ACT
13%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1088
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
600
Reading
25th
500
75th
630
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
32%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
15
Top 25%
38
Top 50%
70
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
374
$30k - $48k
283
$48k - $75k
403
$75k - $110k
530
$110k+
667

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: choosebgsu@bgsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 866-246-6732
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
You will enjoy this school's nice environment but the freedom can cause you to loose focus so stay in tune.
Antoinette from Dayton, OH
this is college, the professors aren't going to baby you, you have to do the work. also, you might not always agree with everything your peers and/or professors say or think, but it's good to keep an open mind. as far as housing goes, you don't need to live in the new, fancy dorms; harshman and kriecher might be a little farther from most things on campus, but they are awesome!
Jessica from Hilliard, OH
Know that it is a notorious party school. If you are not ready for that type of an atmosphere, then it might not be the best place for you.
Amanda from Findlay, OH
Just make friends, fill out scholarships, and make the best of the options given to you.
Nia from Cleveland, OH
Bowling Green is a great college for someone who wants to have a great college experience. They are always entertaining their students. It was very hard for me to leave my family my freshman year of college, but BG made the transition easy. Always go to college with an open mind and a willingness to try new things!
Caitlyn from LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH
Keep whatever information they give you at orentation. You can actually use a lot of it.
To make it feel more at home join a club, team, or group.
Paulette from Parma, OH
The most helpful tip I have to offer for prospective students is to GET INVOLVED! Take advantage of all of the programs available to them. There are so many organizations geared toward student development and guidance like S.M.A.R.T., Student Support Services and a host of others that will help them better their future. Being involved in different organizations and taking on internships will greatly better their chances of getting a successful job in their post- graduation lives.
Brandii from Detroit, MI
My best advice for future students is to make sure that you love the college you pick. Like I said, I fell in love with BGSU right away. There was nothing about it I did not like and because of that, I know I chose the right college. If you are unsure about certain aspects of the college, ask students, not administrators. The current students will tell you what they really think of the university instead of an administrator trying to sell you the college!
Jessica from Ravenna, OH
Bring warm clothes. Even if you're from the North and you know what winter is like I would suggest purchasing hats and a long coat to help protect from the wind. If ski masks were socially acceptable that would be the perfect option for Bowling Green. The wind is that bad. It can be quite fierce. Actually go to class. I know that everyone has their days when they don't want to move out of bed, but do it anyway. Paying attention in class and doing well is going to be the most important part of your college experience. Especially when the end of the semester rolls around and you are using your final GPA to try and win scholarships.
Manda from Martins Ferry, OH
When you come in as a entering freshman, let the tutoring center be your best friend. I go there for evertything ranging from college algebra to philosophy.
Angel from Cleveland, OH