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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Bowling Green is an above-average public university located in Bowling Green, Ohio in the Toledo Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,987 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bowling Green acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Special Education and Teaching, Education, and Biology. Graduating 56% of students, Bowling Green alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

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Bowling Green State University Rankings

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BGSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,508/ 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
$7,066/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,987Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,871
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Content
    37%
  • Happy
    37%
  • Kind
    18%
  • Mixed emotions
    3%
  • Opinionated
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.219 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.248 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    32%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Average state school
    15%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Party School
    5%
  • Over expensed
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.120 responses
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I am 100% at home at BGSU!
The Bowling Green community, both on and off campus, truly shows up when it is time for a local festival, homecoming celebration, or weekend hockey or football game (Talons up!) which brings so much life and belonging to campus! Additionally, the wide array of ways to get involved on campus mean that when the HW is done, there is usually going to be something that you can go do. The school is lower in cost, but that is NOT a reflection of the quality of education--if anything, it just means that students are getting a good value, because the instruction at BGSU is very good, and every year the campus integrates more and more student resources. For having as many students and programs as they do, I am also pleasantly surprised by the accessibility of faculty and staff. Usually, all it takes is an email or visit to office hours to have one-on-one communication. For me, that has made a particular impact on my success!
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Bowling Green State University is a fantastic experience for students. It has many amenities on campus, including two all-you-can-eat dining halls, a recreation center, and a huge library with many learning opportunities! I would recommend BGSU to anyone who wants to get a college degree and have an enjoyable time doing it. The campus is small, but gorgeous, and everyone is very kind and helpful. In conclusion, come to BGSU!
My overall online experience was satisfactory due to the faculty making the transition easier. While I might have struggled in the beginning, as time went on I was able to get right back on track and continue my learning experience. For the most part, my professors understood how students’ were feeling anxious and stressed during this time. I felt that they responded appropriately And adjusted to help accommodate us while also remaining steadfast in their own learning process. Just as it was a stressful and anxious time for the students, I’m sure the faculty were feeling the same, or at least somewhat similar feelings.
I thought that the online learning experience was good so I continued to register for online summer classes and am currently taking them right now.