Tuition & Fees

$8,064

$18,653

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
20%
400-499
70%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
76%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,775
Declined + 3,945
Total Received 6,720
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Public

4,711

undergraduate students

958

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computer Science
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 5401
ACT 1712

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School Facts

Bowie State, founded in 1865, is a public university of liberal arts and technology studies. Its 312-acre campus is located in Bowie, 22 miles from Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,669
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Bowie, MD

312-acre campus in Bowie (population: 58,393), 22 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, DC, and 18 miles from Annapolis; branch campuses at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs and at Fort George Meade in Laurel. Major airports serve Baltimore and Washington, DC; bus serves Laurel (15 miles); train serves New Carrollton (seven miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715-9465

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 35% of male students
 
7 sororities 28% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
20%
400-499
70%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
76%
300-399
11%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,775
Declined + 3,945
Total Received 6,720

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Germel Clake
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 877 772-6943
F: 301 860-3518
ugradadmissions@bowiestate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,216,288
State $4,945,106
Institutional $4,578,233
Other external $90,484
Total $19,830,111

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $102,194
Institutional $348,483
Other external $14,562
Total $465,239

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Biology
Business Administration
Communication Media
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Counseling Psychology
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership/Executive Fellows
Elementary Education
Elementary/Secondary Administration
English
Fine Arts
Guidance/Counseling
History/Government
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Nursing
Organizational Communication
Pedology
Psychology
Public Administration
School Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Teaching
Technology
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

83%

4,711
students

Female
62%
2,919

Male
38%
1,792

Graduate

17%

958
students

Female
69%
657

Male
31%
301

undergraduateFull-time

83%

3,939
students

Female
62%
2,414

Male
38%
1,525

undergraduatePart-time

17%

772
students

Female
66%
505

Male
34%
267

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
86%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: in August

Spring: in January

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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