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Bowling Green State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOWLING GREEN, OH

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

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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 12,936 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bowling Green acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Special Education and Teaching, Education, and Psychology. Graduating 61% of students, Bowling Green alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

About

200 UNIVERSITY HALL
BOWLING GREEN, OH 43403
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
January 15
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$17,427 / 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
$7,411 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 189 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 189 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,936 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,167
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 125 responses
  • Happy
    38%
  • Content
    37%
  • Kind
    18%
  • Mixed emotions
    3%
  • Opinionated
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Involved
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 221 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 250 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
  • Awesome
    31%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Average state school
    15%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Party School
    5%
  • Over expensed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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