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Bowling Green State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Costs
$8,690/ year
Poll
58%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.141 responses
Poll
67%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.243 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,186/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 528 responses
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  • The Student Union
    18%
  • The Oaks
    13%
  • Starbuck's
    11%
  • Black Swamp Pub in the Union
    9%
  • Marco's
    8%
  • Chickendipity
    7%
  • Pinkberry
    7%
65%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.144 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 143 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    32%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    3%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
92%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.159 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 101 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    44%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    43%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    12%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 123 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    16%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    58%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    20%
  • Not very visible.
    6%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 226 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    66%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    28%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    0%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Basketball, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Softball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 195 responses
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  • Sporting events
    24%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Dance Marathon
    10%
  • Club events that help out the town
    9%
  • Greek Weekend
    9%
  • Animarathon
    5%
  • Step shows
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 118 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    12%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    41%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    28%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    8%
  • Parties? What parties?
    12%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 65 responses
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  • St. Patricks Day
    29%
  • Halloween
    17%
  • All of the abovee
    15%
  • Opening Weekend
    15%
  • Any Thursday night.
    11%
  • Fraternity parties
    9%
  • Icebreakers
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.197 responses
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