Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Overview
Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is a public institution. 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 highest degree offered at BGSU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Rankings
BGSU landed the #860 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, it is ranked at #39.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that BGSU has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for BGSU
|Best Colleges for Veterans||142|
|Best Colleges for the Money||304|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||311|
|Best Colleges for International Students||594|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,253|
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 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% 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 500 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 600.
Can I Afford Bowling Green State University - Main Campus?
Net Price by Income Group for BGSU
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BGSU, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,493 a year. That adds up to $29,972 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at BGSU is 8.6%. 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 2,677 graduate students at the school.
Of the 13,104 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||1,201|
|Hispanic or Latino||539|
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 2017-2018.
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 20.9%. This is the #871 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.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||25%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||12%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||20%|
|English Language & Literature||18%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||27%|
|Instructional Media Design||63%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||13%|
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.
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 Majors
In 2017-2018, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus awarded 6,334 undergraduate degrees and 1,962 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.