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Bowie State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOWIE, MD

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Bowie State is a public university located in Maryland. As a historically black college, BSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,418 undergraduate students. The Bowie State acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician. Graduating 42% of students, Bowie State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.

About

14000 JERICHO PARK RD
BOWIE, MD 20715
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

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.

BSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1020
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,290 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,115 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 95 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 127 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 127 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    70%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,418 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
960
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Unique
    18%
  • On the go
    13%
  • Curious
    8%
  • Ready to go
    8%
  • Always sticking together
    7%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 134 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 98 responses
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    18%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    17%
  • Complicated at times
    14%
  • Family
    10%
  • Fun
    4%
  • LIT
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 67 responses

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