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BGSU - Bowling Green State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


BGSU, Bowling Green State University

BGSU, Bowling Green State University

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BGSU Description:

BGSU, Bowling Green State University, is a public university in Ohio. The 1,338-acre campus is located in the town of Bowling Green, about half an hour south of Toledo. The university has strengths in many academic areas including business, education, and popular culture studies. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Bowling Green State University was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, most teams of the BGSU Falcons compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,286 (14,815 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,726 (in-state); $18,726 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,278 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,244
  • Other Expenses: $3,258
  • Total Cost: $23,506 (in-state); $30,814 (out-of-state)

BGSU Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,871
    • Loans: $6,820

Scholarships for BGSU (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Design and Visual Communications, Education, Health Professions, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 32%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

BGSU Vision Statement:

vision statement from http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ir/page17047.html

"Bowling Green State University aspires to be the premier Learning Community in Ohio, and one of the best in the Nation. Through the interdependence of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service we will create an academic environment grounded in intellectual discovery and guided by rational discourse and civility. Bowling Green State University serves the diverse and multicultural communities of Ohio, the United States and the world.

This Vision is supported by:

  • an extensive portfolio of distinctive undergraduate programs, focused master’s and specialist degrees and a select number of nationally recognized doctoral programs;
  • scholarly and creative endeavors of the highest order;
  • academically challenging teaching, fully connected with research and public service; innovative academic planning that focuses on society’s changing needs, student outcomes and the appropriate integration of technology;
  • an educational environment that develops culturally literate, self-assured, technologically sophisticated, productive citizens who are prepared to lead, to inspire and to preserve the great traditions of our democracy."

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