987 reviews
  1. Bowie, MD
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 Association
Address
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715

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
55%
SAT Scores Range
810-940
ACT Scores Range
15-18
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Bowie State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,663/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,514/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,385/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,841/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,440/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,594/ year

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.85 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,675Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Unique
    17%
  • On the go
    11%
  • Curious
    9%
  • Ready to go
    6%
  • Always sticking together
    4%
  • Unspirited
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.92 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    33%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    18%
  • Complicated at times
    12%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    9%
  • Family
    9%
  • Fun
    7%
  • LIT
    5%

After Bowie State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Bowie State University Reviews

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From attending Bowie State University, I can honestly say the environment is great for anyone who wants to have fun inside and outside of the classroom. While in my communications class last semester, I truly enjoy7ed learning about communications because of how the discussions we had really challenged my thoughts. Also outside of the classroom the school had many different activities going on everyday which made it fun. I remember one day they even had a movie out on the lawn. So much fun!
My experience at the illustrious Bowie State University has been a great one! The professors push you to learn more, and push your academic limits. I've made great connections for later networking purposes and have made life long friends.
Bowie State University is one of the oldest Historically Black College/University (HBCU'S) and attending there has been nothing but an amazing experience. The professors give you real life scenarios and do their all to make sure you pass and retain information, if they see you are trying. The staff is always willing to help and are always helpful. The only flaw I have experience is with financial aid. They send their reminders and just the actual email extremely way too close to deadlines, leaving the student no way to find the funds. So, you have to always plan ahead and make sure your ready for anything, which in a way gets you ready for the work field and real world but still is very annoying and stressful.