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Bowie State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOWIE, MD

Bowie State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
45%
Average Housing Cost
$7,616 / year
Poll
28%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 57 responses
Poll
43%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 122 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,720 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 156 responses
  • The Pub
    31%
  • Quiznos
    25%
  • Soulfood
    15%
  • The snack bar
    9%
  • The Cafe
    8%
  • The Asian bistro
    7%
  • The pub on wednesday
    3%
34%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 74 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 57 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    21%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    60%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    14%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
72%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 81 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 49 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    53%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    2%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 64 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    25%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    55%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    13%
  • Not very visible.
    6%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 124 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    7%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    56%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    32%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
  • Homecoming
    39%
  • Greek life
    29%
  • Comedy Shows
    22%
  • Parties
    8%
  • Career fair
    2%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 80 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    8%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    18%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    21%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    34%
  • Parties? What parties?
    20%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 53 responses
  • Homecoming
    94%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • crossover
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
20%
Women in Sororities
15%
41%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 109 responses

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