Tuition & Fees

$8,234

$18,874

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
20%
400-499
70%
300-399
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
76%
300-399
11%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,894
Declined + 6,922
Total Received 10,816
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Public

5,188

undergraduate students

960

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computer Science
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 5401
ACT 1712

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,148
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Bowie, MD

312-acre campus in Bowie (population: 58,393), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 38% of male students
 
7 sororities 35% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
20%
400-499
70%
300-399
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
76%
300-399
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,894
Declined + 6,922
Total Received 10,816

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Germel Clake
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 877 772-6943
F: 301 860-3518
ugradadmissions@bowiestate.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Deborah Stanley
Director
dstanley@bowiestate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
black and gold

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Biology
Business Administration
Communication Media
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Counseling Psychology
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership/Executive Fellows
Elementary Education
Elementary/Secondary Administration
English
Fine Arts
Guidance/Counseling
History/Government
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Nursing
Organizational Communication
Pedology
Psychology
Public Administration
School Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Teaching
Technology
Theatre Arts
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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

6,148

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

5,188
students

Female
62%
3,221

Male
38%
1,967

16%

960
students

Female
67%
646

Male
33%
314

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

4,390
students

Female
62%
2,714

Male
38%
1,676

16%

798
students

Female
64%
507

Male
36%
291

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
78%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: in August

Spring: in January

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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