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Tuition

$12,004

$19,312

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,370
Declined + 4,319
Total Received 15,689
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Liberal Studies
  3. Individualized Studies
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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 16,958
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)
•  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)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  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

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14,477

undergraduate students

2,481

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
51%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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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.

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Bowling Green, OH

1,338-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 31,384), 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
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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

 
20 fraternities 8% of male students
 
19 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
51%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

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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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,370
Declined + 4,319
Total Received 15,689

Admissions Contact

Cecilia Ann Castellano
Interim Director, Admissions
P: 866 246-6732
F: 419 372-6955
choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,096
Room $5,160
Board $3,084
Additional fees $1,630
Books & supplies $1,278
Total $20,248
Average Financial Aid - $13,285
Total with Avg. Aid $6,963

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,285

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,158,174
State $3,591,599
Institutional $21,045,005
Other external $2,209,683
Total $48,004,461

Non-need-based

Federal $62,690
State $784,626
Institutional $10,934,665
Other external $715,246
Total $12,497,227

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.
2-D Design Studies
3-D Design Studies
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Cultural Studies
American Culture Studies
Apparel Design/History
Apparel Merchandising/Product Development
Applied Human Ecology
Applied Microbiology
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
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
College Student Personnel
College Student Personnel Services/Administration
Communication
Communication Disorders
Computer Science
Computer Science/Operations Research
Construction Management/Technology
Consumer/Family Resource Management
Contemporary Music
Corrections
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cross-Cultural Education
Curriculum/Teaching
Dance
Design Studies
Design Technology
Design/Graphic Design
Developmental Psychology
Dietetics
Distributive Education
Early Childhood Education
East/Central European Studies
Economics
Education Administration/Supervision
Electro-Mechanical Systems Technology
Electronic Technology
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Administration
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 Science
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Political Science
Home Economics
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Movement Science
Human Resource Management
Individualized Planned Program
Industrial Education
Industrial Education/Technology
Industrial Psychology
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Labor Relations
Insurance
Integrated Mathematics
Integrated Science
Integrated Social Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law Enforcement/Corrections
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Library/Educational Media
Life Science
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology
ManufacturingTechnology/Physical Plant/Energy Utilities
Marketing
Marketing Education
Marketing Research
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Medical Records Administration
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
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
Photojournalism
Physic Geophysics
Physical Education
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Popular Culture
Production Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Public/Institutional Administration
Purchasing/Materials Management
Quality Systems
Radio/Television/Film
Reading
Real Estate
Recreation
Recreations
Rehabilitation Counseling
Retailing
Russian
Russian Studies
School Psychology
Scientific/Technical Communication
Secondary Education
Selling/Sales Management
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Applied Demography
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Sports Management
Statistics
Teacher Preparation
Teaching
Technology Management
Telecommunications
Textiles/Clothing
Theatre
Tourism
Women's Studies
World Language Education
World Music
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Undergraduate

85%

14,477
students

Female
56%
8,144

Male
44%
6,333

Graduate

15%

2,481
students

Female
61%
1,516

Male
39%
965

undergraduateFull-time

92%

13,387
students

Female
57%
7,599

Male
43%
5,788

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,090
students

Female
50%
545

Male
50%
545

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
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement

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 34
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Malaysia
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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