About Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
On Campus Housing
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is regarded as one of the top public research institutions in the USA. It provides experiences that enhance lives; thereby, preparing its students for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship, and leadership in a global society.
BGSU was established in 1910 as a teacher-training institution. Over the years, the functions of Bowling Green were expanded to provide four-year degree programs, starting with the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts. Currently headquartered at Bowling Green, Ohio.
The university has also extended to a regional campus known as Firelands College, located in Huron, Ohio. BGSU has a 1,338-acre residential campus with a park-like setting and 119 buildings including the new Stroh Center, The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Centennial Residence Hall, Falcon Heights Residence Hall, The Oaks Dining Center and Carillon Place Dining Center.
Bowling Green State University provides holistic and comprehensive educational experiences that enhance the lives of its students, stakeholders, and the many public it serves. As a public university, BGSU focuses on contributing to the public good and embraces its role as a national model in addressing the educational, economic, and social vitality of its region, the state of Ohio, the nation, and the world.
BGSU has a current population of more than 17,540 students, including 2,000 at Firelands Campus, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. This implies that its students get a much better opportunity to interact with the faculty.
The university offers 3 different levels of degrees - Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral in more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs across eight different colleges incorporated within the university. Apart from these, the prospective students also have the option to explore its 175+ graduate programs spanning 75 subject areas.
The university also offers professional pathway programs that are designed for working professionals to earn a graduate degree without leaving their jobs. Students can also earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as little as five years with one of its accelerated bachelor's to master's programs.
BGSU also offers fully-online graduate programs that allow students the flexibility and convenience of earning a graduate degree or certificate entirely online.
Bowling Green State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
According to the ranking published by Forbes, the world-renowned media company, Bowling Green State University ranks -
591 in Top Colleges 2019
217 in Public Colleges
234 in Research Universities
145 in The Midwest
Bowling Green State University is ranked among top national universities in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking of American colleges and universities. In the 2020 edition, the university is ranked
246 in National Universities
234 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
119 in Top Public Schools
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Bowling Green State University is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution.
The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $9,096 for all students regardless of their residency. However, it varies from college to college and from program to program.
Other than the cost mentioned above, books and supplies cost around $910, room and board charges amount to $9,168, and other fees amount to $2,009.
Overall, it can be stated that the average net price for the university is about $17,508 while the total one year cost to attend BGSU is $24,915.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$63,750 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At BGSUMC, $9,168 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,438 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 44% and 56%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
There are lots of students all over the world who are unable to fulfil their dreams of pursuing higher education because of monetary issues. To help such students, various financial aids are offered by the university along with different institutions in several forms which include scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study.
The FAFSA form must be filled to apply for financial aid and determine eligibility.
Bowling Green State University federal school code is 003018.
A student would financial assistance in the following forms:
Gift Aid - $7,066
Federal Grants - $4,586
State Aid - $1,843
Institutional Grants - $5,655
Bowling Green State University Financial Aid Office
319 Administration Building
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Phone - 419-372-2651
Fax - 419-372-0404