Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$11,573

$19,562

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
600
25th
510
75th
25
25th
19
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,057
Declined 4,284
Total Received 17,341
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Public

17,380

undergraduate students

3,565

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 20,945
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
600
25th
510
75th
25
25th
19
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Other application fee ($75 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
Application deadline (final deadline) July 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,057
Declined 4,284
Total Received 17,341

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

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

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older 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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

72%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,864

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,463
Room $6,050
Board $4,664
Additional fees $2,110
Books & supplies $728
Total $23,015
Average Financial Aid - $7,864
Total with Avg. Aid $15,151

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Financial Aid Office


P: 419 372-2651
F: 419 372-0404

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, curling, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, cross-country, curling, cycling, diving, dodgeball, equestrian sports, gymnastics, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country, curling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, team handball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
African Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Applied Economics.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Statistics, General.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Statistics.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Child Development.
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 and Information Sciences, General.
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Construction Engineering.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Data Analytics, General.
Demography and Population Studies.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Arts.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Health.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other.
Fashion Merchandising.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Film/Cinema/Media 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.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Graphic Communications, Other.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Teacher Education.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
Interior Architecture.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
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.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Multicultural Education.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Neuroscience.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Nutrition Sciences.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Paleontology.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Law Studies.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Quality Control Technology/Technician.
Reading Teacher Education.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Retailing and Retail Operations.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Technical Teacher Education.
Tourism Promotion Operations.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Inclusive Early Childhood
  2. Individualized Studies
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

20,945

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

17,380
students

Female
56%
9,646

Male
44%
7,734

17%

3,565
students

Female
65%
2,313

Male
35%
1,252

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

13,540
students

Female
56%
7,613

Male
44%
5,927

22%

3,840
students

Female
53%
2,033

Male
47%
1,807

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: Janaury 15

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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