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
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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

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
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  • 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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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.
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!