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Bowling Green State University (BGSU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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.

BGSU Accreditation

Bowling Green State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Location & Contact




220 McFall Ctr


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


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    880 - 1100



  • ACT Range

    19 - 24

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The admissions process at Bowling Green State University is quite simple and is very easy to go through.

Since the university curriculum consists of a wide variety of programs under various colleges, it does not have any uniform admissions process.  It varies greatly from program to program and the types of degree pursued. However, the general admission process consists of the following process:

  • Submit the admissions application

  • Submit official transcripts.

  • Submit the test score reports

  • Submit the current year’s Financial Aid documentation.

Once all necessary materials are received, the Office of Admissions will issue a final admissions decision, if found eligible.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year 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 The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Special Education and Teaching

    251 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    147 Graduates

  • Education, Other

    127 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    126 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    125 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    119 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    118 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    96 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    125 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    119 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    118 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    96 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    93 Graduates

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

    79 Graduates

  • Graphic Communications

    76 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    76 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

    74 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    71 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    69 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    68 Graduates

  • Marketing

    67 Graduates

  • Social Work

    59 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    58 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    57 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    54 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    52 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    51 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    51 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    50 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    46 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    43 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    42 Graduates

  • Economics

    40 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering

    39 Graduates

  • Music

    38 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    38 Graduates

  • Engineering-Related Fields

    35 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    32 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

    28 Graduates

  • Gerontology

    27 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    25 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    24 Graduates

  • Engineering Technologies/Technician...

    24 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    23 Graduates

  • History

    22 Graduates

  • International Business

    19 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    19 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    19 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    19 Graduates

  • Sociology

    18 Graduates

  • Interior Architecture

    17 Graduates

  • Environmental Design

    17 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    16 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    15 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    15 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    14 Graduates

  • Public Health

    14 Graduates

  • Air Transportation

    14 Graduates

  • Fire Protection

    13 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    12 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    12 Graduates

  • General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

    12 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    11 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    10 Graduates

  • Journalism

    10 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    10 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    10 Graduates

  • Physics

    9 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    9 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    8 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    7 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    6 Graduates

  • Statistics

    6 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    6 Graduates

  • Business, Management, Marketing, an...

    5 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    5 Graduates

  • Dance

    5 Graduates

  • Educational/Instructional Media Des...

    5 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    4 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    2 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    2 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    1 Graduates

  • Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

87% / 13%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

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 Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,438/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

brown and orange

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Ice Hockey


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$20,000 - $31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$208 - $322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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

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