BGSU

Bowling Green State University

200 University Hall, Bowling Green, United States
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  • Total Documents
    515
  • Class Notes
    359
  • Textbook Notes
    50
  • Study Guides
    106
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,145
  • Previously Enrolled
    475

Overview of Bowling Green State University (BGSU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,680
    • Men:6,467 Men (44.1%)
    • Women:8,213 Women (55.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (BGSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bowling Green State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone
(419) 372-2478
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
June 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 16,739 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 10,043 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 6,696 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,227 (37%) of 11,438 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,303 (34%) of 6,768 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,924 (41%) of 4,670 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
555 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BGSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,057|Out-of-state: $18,593 (44.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,918 (36.27%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,010 (4.11%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,604 (14.66%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bowling Green State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003018
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,079 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,351 (76.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,318 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
405 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$13,781
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,091 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,137
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,732 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,134
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 299 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
667 (20.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,816

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,783 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,580 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,440 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,253 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$14,097
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,107 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,209
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,817 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,015
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 834 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,660 (20.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,075

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,814
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,207

Academics & Instruction (BGSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


744

Part-Time Faculty


390

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,822,980
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bowling Green State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.3%

Programs & Majors (BGSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (201)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Corrections
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Insurance
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Painting
  • Paleontology
  • Parasitology
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Tourism Promotion Operations
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (78)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Technical Communication
  • Theater
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (BGSU)

Location & Geography

Population


31,384

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Toledo

Campus Size


1,338 acres

Weather


Temperature
14.9 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bowling Green
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Toledo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Freddie and Freida Falcon
School Colors
Brown and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bowling Green State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dance marathon, undergraduate student government, university activities organization, alpha phi omega, athletic training student organization

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


13% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,104

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,680
Women
8,213
Men
6,467

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 9.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.1% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 57 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,677

Student Resources (BGSU)