B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Bowling Green State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Website

Bowling Green 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
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1150
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,516/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,973/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,081/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,826/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,190/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,939/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Content
    37%
  • Happy
    33%
  • Kind
    19%
  • You misspelled "opinionated".
    5%
  • Mixed emotions
    2%
  • Opinionated
    2%
  • Oppininated
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.197 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.226 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Awesome
    34%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Average state school
    13%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Party School
    6%
  • Over expensed
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.120 responses
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I attended BGSU in my freshman year. At first, the adjustment was really different and difficult. However, I would suggest getting involved and putting yourself out there will assist you in making new friends. On campus clubs, recreational / intramural sports and other on-campus activities are a great way to get in the scene! Also, if you can, I would suggest getting a part time job on campus; after all who enjoys not having any money! On the other hand, I would love to see more diversity, if I had to give diversity a rating, I'd say an average C. In addition, I think they should also have more fun and exciting things and event on campus or locally for students to enjoy, I mean after all what are we paying for?! All in all, I enjoyed my year at BGSU with making friends and being involved on campus.
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BG is great! The faculty are helpful; whether for a passing question, or working with me for extended periods of time. They've encouraged me about goals I want to pursue, big or small. My teachers have been fantastic, as well; they're enthusiastic about their subjects and always willing to help students out if they don't understand the material. The courses themselves have challenged me intellectually, which I appreciate. I'm impressed by the wide range of clubs. It's also great to have so many Christian groups on campus; I never feel uncomfortable about my faith. I can always find something I like to eat at the dining areas, which is an impressive feat. I have had no issues with my housing and the campus feels safe, which I really appreciate since I've had to walk around at night a few times. The only thing I would wish to change is the BG website. Although it's really helpful when you know what you're doing; it can be extremely hard to navigate. Overall, BG has been phenomenal!
As an incoming freshman at Bowling Green State University, I can actually say that after being on campus multiple times and multiple tours throughout my high school career, this university has an amazing educational atmosphere! The student life and athletics are great too! I never had any problems with anything or anyone at BGSU! Everyone from students to faculty have been super amazing and helpful with anything that I needed assistance with. BGSU is the best educational decision that I have ever made! I am so excited to start my college journey at Bowling Green State University.