Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$11,317

$19,306

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
55%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

17.1

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,338
Declined 4,841
Total Received 17,179
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Public

15,103

undergraduate students

2,630

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,733
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,338-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 31,820), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Toledo
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Toledo Express

Bowling Green State University
1001 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green
43403-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Dance Marathon
  • Undergraduate Student Government
  • University Activities Organization
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Athletic Training Student Organization

Top Events

  • CampusFest
  • Homecoming
  • Fall Welcome

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.
  • Shhh! There is a secret society of just 6 chosen students at Bowling Green State University. Since 1946, 2 sophomores, 2 juniors, and 2 seniors each year join SIC SIC. They wear masks and overalls, never revealing themselves but boosting the spirit of the student body through signs and appearing at athletic events. And if anyone's identity is revealed, they're instantly replaced!
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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
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
55%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline July 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,338
Declined 4,841
Total Received 17,179

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Fencing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Fencing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Economics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Corrections
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Arts
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Family Systems
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Services Administration
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Chemistry
French Language and Literature
Geochemistry
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
Gerontology
Graphic Communications, Other
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Insurance
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Labor and Industrial Relations
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Long Term Care Administration/Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing Research
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Neuroscience
Nutrition Sciences
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior Studies
Painting
Paleontology
Parasitology
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Printmaking
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religious/Sacred Music
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Retailing and Retail Operations
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • 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
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,733

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

15,103
students

Female
56%
8,450

Male
44%
6,653

15%

2,630
students

Female
63%
1,659

Male
37%
971

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

12,936
students

Female
57%
7,325

Male
43%
5,611

15%

2,167
students

Female
52%
1,125

Male
48%
1,042

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
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

560

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

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

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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