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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  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 4,421 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bowie State acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Business, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 43% of students, Bowie State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.

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14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
About Bowie State...
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
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1030
ACT Range
16-21
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
$14,321 / 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
$8,694 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
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. 101 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 101 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    34%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,421 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
887
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Friendly
    39%
  • Unique
    19%
  • On the go
    11%
  • Curious
    8%
  • Always sticking together
    5%
  • Ready to go
    5%
  • Mean
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 108 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Interesting
    29%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    16%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    14%
  • Complicated at times
    14%
  • Family
    10%
  • Fun
    5%
  • LIT
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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