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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 13,104 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bowling Green acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Special Education and Teaching, Education, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, Bowling Green alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Bowling Green State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
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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
990-1230
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
$17,877/ 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
$6,542/ 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
18:1
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.181 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.181 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,104Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,576
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Content
    38%
  • Happy
    37%
  • Kind
    18%
  • Mixed emotions
    3%
  • Opinionated
    3%
  • 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.213 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.242 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 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
53%
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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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!
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I like BGSU and it offers you many opportunities to get involved! The classes are understandable. The professors are nice to talk to. Walking to another class doesn't take much time. BGSU is very safe around. The only thing I would change if I had to is the school Wifi. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. If you don't have unlimited data, the school wifi makes you stressful, especially during the exam week! But other than that, BGSU makes your college lives great!
I love Bowling Green State University! It is such an amazing and beautiful campus. Even though the weather isn't all that great in Bowling Green, that doesn't stop the students of doing different things. Downtown is so close to campus and it allows the students to try local restaurants and go to cute boutiques. In addition, the student life on campus is a wonderful. There are so many student organizations that a ton of people are apart of and they also have greek life which is amazing community. Bowling Green is a wonderful place and I fell in love with it when I first visited the campus. Once I stepped on campus, I knew I wanted to be a falcon at Bowling Green State University.