Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Overview
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Bowling Green, Ohio. The surrounding location of Bowling Green is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at BGSU.
- In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BGSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards BGSU has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Other Management Information Systems and Services Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Value Colleges for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics||College Factual|
|#7||Best Value Colleges for Statistics||College Factual|
|#26||Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics||College Factual|
|#34||Best Fire Protection Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Bowling Green State University - Main Campus?
Contact details for BGSU are given below.
|Address:||220 Mcfall Ctr, Bowling Green, OH 43403|
How Do I Get Into BGSU?
You can apply to BGSU online at: choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/
Admission Requirements for BGSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into BGSU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 24% of students accepted to BGSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 600.
Can I Afford Bowling Green State University - Main Campus?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BGSU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,017 a year. That adds up to $32,068 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at BGSU is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,154 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,483 full-time undergraduates at BGSU, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bowling Green State University - Main Campus students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||955|
|Hispanic or Latino||516|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 84 countries are represented at BGSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
The following chart shows how the online learning population at BGSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of BGSU
The following table shows how BGSU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Design & Applied Arts||#1||#1|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#13||#10|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#22||#13|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#46||#28|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#61||#42|
|English Language & Literature||#67||#43|
Online Growth Rankings of BGSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus was 18.8%. This is the #1,103 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BGSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BGSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BGSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BGSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Design & Applied Arts||#49|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#55|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#56|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#90|
|English Language & Literature||#140|
|Instructional Media Design||#154|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#283|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#302|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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