The city of Bowling Green, Ohio, population 30,028, is located in northwest Ohio, about 20 miles south of Toledo. It is within comfortable driving distance of all major cities in Ohio and is an easy commute from nearby towns.
As a public university, Bowling Green State University embraces its responsibility to advance society through education. With quality academic programming, robust opportunities for research and service, and a focus on providing students with connections and experiences that translate to success, the University changes lives. A continued emphasis on excellence, opportunity, and value provides a pathway for students and alumni to make a difference in the world.
BGSU offers a transforming and defining educational experience for its diverse community of approximately 19,000 students. This year U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked BGSU among the top national comprehensive research institutions. This accolade follows several consecutive years of BGSU being cited for exceptional first-year programs and residential learning communities.
BGSU provides a quality education that integrates personal growth and academic excellence in an environment that expands students’ thinking and potential. The University is an international leader, with top-caliber programs in the arts, business, education and human development, health and human services, musical arts, science, and technology.
More than 800 full-time faculty members make teaching a priority and remain involved in research and other activities that enable them to bring life experience as well as scholarship to their classrooms. At BGSU senior faculty are committed to teaching introductory-level courses with reasonable class sizes.
BGSU enjoys a physically compact campus located within the welcoming Bowling Green community, named one of America’s best college towns. Restaurants and businesses are within walking or biking distance of residence halls. All students are permitted to have cars.
BGSU has opened 30 new or majorly renovated buildings within the last five years, including 10 new Greek townhouses, two residences, two dining halls, multiple active learning labs and classrooms, and an 185,000-sq. ft. recreation center. In addition, BGSU is home to the only Aviation program in the nation with an airport on its main campus. Plus, BGSU is the first university in Ohio to house a working state crime lab, along with three forensic specializations in Biology, Chemistry, and Criminal Justice.
The total University population includes students from 50 states and 70 nations. Ethnic or racial minority students comprise 20% of the fall freshman class. Students are actively involved outside of class, participating in student organizations, service learning opportunities, and cultural and special events that are offered each year.
Committed to ensuring that every student succeeds, Bowling Green challenges and supports students both in and out of the classroom. About 6,000 of BGSU’s students live on campus. BGSU attracts students who balance academic excellence with involvement in more than 300 student organizations.
At BGSU, just like in the working world, value-added is an important concept. Students can choose among the many opportunities that will increase their knowledge, expand their horizons, and prepare them to be market ready.
• Exceptional, internationally recognized professors, with a 20:1 student-faculty ratio
• Guaranteed internship or co-op experience through the Falcon Internship Guarantee Program
• The opportunity to gain cultural competence and expand your world-view studying or conducting research abroad
majors & degrees
BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs in eight undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education and Human Development; Health and Human Services; Honors; Musical Arts; Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering; and the regional BGSU Firelands in Huron, Ohio. Numerous programs within these colleges are accredited by their respective national accrediting agencies.
• Admitted its most academically prepared freshman classes for three consecutive years
• Recognized as a leader in service learning and community engagement with the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification; nearly 70% of seniors participated in at least one service learning project, making BGSU a national leader.
• The Economist ranks BGSU as the #1 public university in Ohio for boosting graduates’ earnings.