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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 13,184 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bowling Green acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Special Education and Teaching, Education, and Psychology. Graduating 55% of students, Bowling Green alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
About Bowling Green State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Website
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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
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1150
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,313/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,605/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,501/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,208/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,419/ year
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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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,184Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Content
    40%
  • Happy
    35%
  • Kind
    19%
  • Mixed emotions
    3%
  • 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.204 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.233 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    34%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Average state school
    14%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Party School
    6%
  • Over expensed
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
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 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.
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Bowling Green State University is a very great college. It is very affordable and has a very beautiful and big campus. The professors are very engaged with their students and lead them on the right path to succeed. It is a very safe and fun environment to be in. The campus food is great and so are the people. It is a very friendly type of environment. Things I would love to see change is the hours of operation of the dining halls. I believe the dining halls should be opened until midnight instead of 8 or 9 so kids can have a late bite to eat. Other than that, Bowling green is the best university to attend!
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.