Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$8,444

$19,136

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
520
25th
440
75th
500
25th
410
75th
20
25th
15
75th
17
25th
15
75th
19
25th
16
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,197
Declined 971
Total Received 5,168
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Public

5,835

undergraduate students

1,175

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,010
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
520
25th
440
75th
500
25th
410
75th
20
25th
15
75th
17
25th
15
75th
19
25th
16

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) April 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,197
Declined 971
Total Received 5,168

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,680

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,646
Housing $7,616
Food $4,720
Additional fees $2,798
Books & supplies $2,500
Total $23,280
Average Financial Aid - $7,680
Total with Avg. Aid $15,600

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Financial Aid Office


P: 301 860-3540
F: 301 860-3549

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computer Science
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

7,010

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

5,835
students

Female
60%
3,520

Male
40%
2,315

17%

1,175
students

Female
68%
799

Male
32%
376

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

4,628
students

Female
60%
2,789

Male
40%
1,839

21%

1,207
students

Female
61%
731

Male
39%
476

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: in August

Spring: in January

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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