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Tuition & Fees

$10,606

$18,142

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,240
Declined + 3,647
Total Received 14,887
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Individualized Studies
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Bowling Green State University, founded as a teacher-training institution in 1910, is a public university. Its 1,338-acre main campus is located in Bowling Green, OH, 23 miles south of Toledo, adjacent to Interstate 75.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,908
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Codes

SAT 1069
ACT 3240

Social Networks

Public

14,334

undergraduate students

2,574

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
34%
400-499
41%
300-399
14%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%
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Fun Facts

  • There are two mascots at Bowling Green State University: Freddie and Frieda the Falcons! Freddie came about in 1950, and Frieda joined in 1966 as Mrs. Freddie Falcon, but re-emerged in 1980 as Freddie's little sister sidekick.
  • Shhh! There is a secret society of just 6 chosen students at Bowling Green State University. Since 1946, 2 sophomores, 2 juniors, and 2 seniors each year join SIC SIC. They wear masks and overalls, never revealing themselves but boosting the spirit of the student body through signs and appearing at athletic events. And if anyone's identity is revealed, they're instantly replaced!

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Bowling Green, OH

1,338-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 31,802), 25 miles from Toledo; branch campus in Huron. Served by bus; major airport serves Detroit (70 miles); smaller airport and train serve Toledo. School operates transportation on campus.

Bowling Green State University
1001 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 12% of male students
 
18 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
34%
400-499
41%
300-399
14%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,240
Declined + 3,647
Total Received 14,887

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Adrea Spoon
Director, Admissions
P: 866 246-6732
F: 419 372-6955
choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,571,609
State $4,062,659
Institutional $22,088,552
Other external $2,897,316
Total $48,620,136

Non-need-based

Federal $147,656
State $428,411
Institutional $13,310,244
Other external $2,692,594
Total $16,578,905

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Mid-America Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Falcons
School colors
brown and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician/Bookkeeping
Adolescence to Young Adult Education
Africana Studies
American Cultural Studies
American Culture Studies
Apparel Design/History
Apparel Merchandising/Product Development
Applied Human Ecology
Applied Philosophy
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Architecture/Environmental Design Studies
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art Therapy
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Aviation Studies
Biological Sciences
Biology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Child/Family Community Services
Child/Family Development
Child/Family Development/Prekindergarten
Clinical Psychology
College Student Personnel
College Student Personnel Services/Administration
Communication
Communication Arts Technology
Communication Disorders
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer/General
Computer Science
Computer Science/Operations Research
Computer Systems Networking/Telecommunications
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Management/Technology
Consumer/Family Resource Management
Contemporary Music
Corrections
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cross-Cultural Education
Curriculum/Teaching
Dance
Developmental Psychology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer/Ultrasound Technician
Dietetics
Distributive Education
Early Childhood Education
East/Central European Studies
Economics
Education Administration/Supervision
Electro-Mechanical Systems Technology
Electronic Technology
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician
English
Environmental Administration
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Health
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Ethnomusicology
Experimental Psychology
Family Services
Family/Consumer Science Education
Film
Finance
Fire Administration
Food Science/Nutrition
Food/Nutrition
French
General Studies in Business
Geography
Geology
Geology/Geophysics
German
Gerontology
Guidance/Counseling
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Political Science
Home Economics
Home Economics/Fashion Merchandise
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Resource Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Education
Industrial Education/Technology
Industrial Psychology
Industrial Technology
Industrial Training Technology
Industrial/Labor Relations
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Insurance
Interdisciplinary Gerontology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Interpersonal Communication
Journalism
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law Enforcement/Corrections
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Library/Educational Media
Life Science
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Physical Plant/Energy Utilities
Marketing
Marketing Education
Marketing Research
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics/Actuarial Science Specialization
Media/Communication
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science/Radiation Therapist
Medical Records Administration
Medical Technology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental/Keyboard
Music History
Music Literature/History
Music Performance
Music Performance/Church Music
Music Performance/Voice/Musical Theatre
Music Performance/Woodwind Specialist
Music Theory
Neuroscience
Nursing
Office Administration
Operations Research
Organizational Development
Parasitology/Medical Entomology
Philosophy
Photochemical Sciences
Physic Geophysics
Physical Education
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Geophysics
Political Science
Popular Culture
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Quality Systems
Radio/Television/Film
Reading
Real Estate
Recreation
Rehabilitation Counseling
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Retailing
Russian
Russian Studies
School Psychology
Science
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Applied Demography
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Statistics
Teacher Preparation
Teaching
Technology Management
Telecommunications
Textiles/Clothing
Theatre
Tourism
Tourism/Travel Services Management
Women's Studies
World Language Education
World Music
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Undergraduate

85%

14,334
students

Female
57%
8,174

Male
43%
6,160

Graduate

15%

2,574
students

Female
59%
1,522

Male
41%
1,052

undergraduateFull-time

92%

13,214
students

Female
58%
7,604

Male
42%
5,610

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,120
students

Female
51%
570

Male
49%
550

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

78%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older 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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrea Voogd
Assistant Director, International Student Services
419 372-2247
iss@bgsu.edu

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