Tuition & Fees

$11,057

$18,593

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
700-800
6%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
55%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,438
Declined + 5,301
Total Received 16,739
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Public

14,680

undergraduate students

2,677

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Inclusive Early Childhood
  2. Individualized Studies
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1069
ACT 3240

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,357
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Bowling Green, OH

1,338-acre campus in Bowling Green (population: 31,588), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 13% of male students
 
17 sororities 12% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
700-800
6%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
55%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($75 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,438
Declined + 5,301
Total Received 16,739

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Adrea Spoon
Director, Admissions
P: 866 246-6732
F: 419 372-6955
choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,097

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,096
Room $5,580
Board $3,338
Additional fees $1,961
Books & supplies $1,010
Total $20,985
Average Financial Aid - $14,097
Total with Avg. Aid $6,888
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Betsy Johnson
Director, Financial Aid
betsyj@bgsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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 Directors

Bob Moosbrugger (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Falcons
School colors
brown and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence to Young Adult Education
Africana Studies
American Cultural Studies
American Culture Studies
Apparel Design/History
Apparel Merchandising/Product Development
Applied Human Ecology
Applied Philosophy
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Architecture/Environmental Design Studies
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art Therapy
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Aviation Studies
Biological Sciences
Biology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Child/Family Community Services
Child/Family Development
Child/Family Development/Prekindergarten
Clinical Psychology
College Student Personnel
College Student Personnel Services/Administration
Communication
Communication Arts Technology
Communication Disorders
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer/General
Computer Science
Computer Science/Operations Research
Computer Systems Networking/Telecommunications
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Management/Technology
Consumer/Family Resource Management
Contemporary Music
Corrections
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cross-Cultural Education
Curriculum/Teaching
Dance
Developmental Psychology
Dietetics
Distributive Education
Early Childhood Education
East/Central European Studies
Economics
Education Administration/Supervision
Electro-Mechanical Systems Technology
Electronic Technology
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Administration
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Health
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Ethnomusicology
Experimental Psychology
Family Services
Family/Consumer Science Education
Film
Finance
Fire Administration
Food Science/Nutrition
Food/Nutrition
French
General Studies in Business
Geography
Geology
Geology/Geophysics
German
Gerontology
Guidance/Counseling
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Political Science
Home Economics
Home Economics/Fashion Merchandise
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Resource Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Education
Industrial Education/Technology
Industrial Psychology
Industrial Technology
Industrial Training Technology
Industrial/Labor Relations
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Insurance
Interdisciplinary Gerontology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Interpersonal Communication
Journalism
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law Enforcement/Corrections
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Library/Educational Media
Life Science
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Physical Plant/Energy Utilities
Marketing
Marketing Education
Marketing Research
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics/Actuarial Science Specialization
Media/Communication
Medical Records Administration
Medical Technology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental/Keyboard
Music History
Music Literature/History
Music Performance
Music Performance/Church Music
Music Performance/Voice/Musical Theatre
Music Performance/Woodwind Specialist
Music Theory
Neuroscience
Nursing
Office Administration
Operations Research
Organizational Development
Parasitology/Medical Entomology
Philosophy
Photochemical Sciences
Physic Geophysics
Physical Education
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Geophysics
Political Science
Popular Culture
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Quality Systems
Radio/Television/Film
Reading
Real Estate
Recreation
Rehabilitation Counseling
Retailing
Russian
Russian Studies
School Psychology
Science
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Applied Demography
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Statistics
Teacher Preparation
Teaching
Technology Management
Telecommunications
Textiles/Clothing
Theatre
Tourism
Women's Studies
World Language Education
World Music
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Most Popular Majors

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

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

17,357

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

14,680
students

Female
56%
8,213

Male
44%
6,467

15%

2,677
students

Female
61%
1,636

Male
39%
1,041

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

13,104
students

Female
57%
7,439

Male
43%
5,665

11%

1,576
students

Female
50%
774

Male
50%
802

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
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 Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
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

International Student Contact

Marcia Salazar-Valentine
Executive Director, International Student Services
419 372-2247
iss@bgsu.edu

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