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

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
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
810-960
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Bowie State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,248/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,740/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,700/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,925/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,771/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,818/ 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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,533Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • 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
39%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.94 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    32%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    17%
  • Complicated at times
    12%
  • Family
    10%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    8%
  • Fun
    7%
  • LIT
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
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
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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!
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I absolutely love Bowie State. Although I am a fourth-generation bulldog, I came from a small high school and was extremely nervous about attending BSU. Let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! The academics are given to you in a way that may be challenging, but they push you to do your best. The bonds between students and faculty is unbreakable. I would definitely recommend attending Bowie State University.
Bowie is a really great school, filled with wonderful people and great experiences. Bowie excels in the areas of academics, athletics, and community service. The campus is small and convenient, it takes little to no time at all to travel between classes, the cafeteria, and dorm rooms. The students and staff are friendly and welcoming. Bowie is affordable and extremely worth attending. I love how student oriented the staff at Bowie are. The genuinely want to see every student succeed and will go above and beyond to make sure students do succeed. However the cafe could have more food options. The current options are slim to none.