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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Bowie State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
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Bowie State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
780-940
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,200/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,579/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,978/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,289/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,006/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.80 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,939Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Unique
    20%
  • On the go
    10%
  • Curious
    8%
  • Ready to go
    6%
  • Always sticking together
    4%
  • Unspirited
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.96 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    33%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    16%
  • Complicated at times
    11%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    10%
  • Family
    10%
  • Fun
    7%
  • LIT
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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Bowie State University Reviews

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I received a world-class education at Bowie State, which enabled me to pursue graduate studies at Edinburgh University in Scotland and at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Bowie State is a precious jewel among academic institutions. Go Bulldogs!
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Education:
- There are great majors the school offers but I'f your interested in one that's
"less popular" DO YOUR RESEARCH on what the program offers in education, networking, internships, and etc. I chose Sports Management but the program lacked in Professors that were knowledgeable of the subject and the program needs a complete re-do of the course requirements because they have failed myself and others on preparing us for any entry level position . Also, most internships make it a requirement that you must be able to earn college credit(s) in order to qualify but the way the program is setup you can only do your internship your senior . Therefore, limiting your experience and opportunities within the field . I understand the school gives others that may not be able to afford a college education to do so or those who have lower gpa's and still want to attend college a chance but professors use that as a crutch. The course work felt like high school.
Bowie state university is newly renovated, has great staff and students. The athletic teams are amazing and the spirit programs are too. I wish everyone check out Bowie State, there is a broad spesctrum of majors and things to do on campus!