Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$8,445

$19,136

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,029
Declined 6,572
Total Received 10,601
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Public

5,306

undergraduate students

1,130

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bowie State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,436
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

312-acre campus in Bowie (population: 58,859), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Baltimore and Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie
20715-9465

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34.9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Top Events

  • Fall Convocation
  • Homecoming Events
  • Honors Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline April 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.53

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,029
Declined 6,572
Total Received 10,601

Admissions Factors

Very Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Graphics
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,436

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

5,306
students

Female
61%
3,260

Male
39%
2,046

18%

1,130
students

Female
69%
779

Male
31%
351

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

4,420
students

Female
62%
2,731

Male
38%
1,689

17%

886
students

Female
60%
529

Male
40%
357

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 13%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
82%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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