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 4,389 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bowie State acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Business, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician, and Psychology. Graduating 40% of students, Bowie State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,500.
Bowie State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.80 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses
Most Popular Majors
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician101 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies59 Graduates
Social Sciences52 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services49 Graduates
Child Development46 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician24 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.99 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.114 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
Bowie State University Reviews
The administration at this university is absolutely terrible. It seems as though they are under staffed, because no one answers your calls, or responds to your messages with any sense of urgency. The administrative faculty at BSU is also very rude, and inconsiderate of the students. I am a current graduate student here and I have been trying to contact the office of financial aid for TWO WEEKS! They give out misinformation and hold your financial disbursement for no apparent reason, and for some students like myself this is a major inconvenience. At most reputable institutions, your refund is disbursed before classes even begin. The attitude of the staff is very unpleasant after finally speaking with someone from the office, I was rushed off the phone, and my questions were answered with uncertainty. They did not the office of financial aid gave me an uncertain answer, leaving me in the exact same position confused and stressed.
The only thing I enjoyed about Bowie State University is the Entrepreneurship program because it helps you a lot with opening your business. The school itself is not that great, customer service is horrible and they are completely out dated when you want to sign in Financial aid office, the employee are talking to each other instead of assisting students. In addition, the staff will send you office to office instead of explaining to you the process of your certain needs. If you are receiving a transfer scholarship, you need look for the transfer representative constantly in order to receive your scholarship.
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!