Bowling Green State University - Main Campus: Ranking & Review

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Bowling Green
United States
Top 4%

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate73%73%73%
Enrolled undergraduates3,3441,4441,900
Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,3577,5089,849

4,460 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,331 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores451
Percent of students submitting SAT scores13%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,102
Percent of students submitting ACT scores93%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,492 and other expenses per full academic year.

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,203 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$9,096$16,632
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,961$1,961
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$379$693
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,821$13,473
Fees for full-time graduates$1,787$1,787
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$435$749

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs378123501
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services317179496
Visual and Performing Arts236807323
English Language and Literature & Letters133344171
Biological and Biomedical Sciences133185156
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies150150
Social Sciences84292115
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service106106
Mathematics and Statistics2466898
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities9696
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields593493
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs7361089
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services7676
Public Administration and Social Service Professions591675
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies383472
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences7171
Physical Sciences3021960
Architecture and Related Services34539
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics211637
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies155626
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2323
Natural Resources and Conservation2323
Transportation and Materials Moving1414
Philosophy and Religious Studies52310
Legal Professions and Studies
Grand Total462,946860863,938

A total of 2,992 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus.

At the master's and doctor's level 946 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate53%48%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 42%

General info

Alternative namesBGSU
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsorange, brown
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,115
Instructional FTE874
Research FTE6
Public Service FTE1
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City population33,000
Fax+1 (419) 372 8446

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