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Bowie State University Admission Requirements

Bowie, Maryland

Chances of getting into Bowie State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38%
Admission Difficulty for Bowie State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Bowie State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,029 out of 10,601 applicants were admitted making Bowie State University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Bowie State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Bowie State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Bowie State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Bowie State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bowie State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bowie State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Bowie State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Bowie State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bowie State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98*
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Bowie State University?

You can get into Bowie State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bowie State University was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Maryland for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Bowie State University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bowie State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 2% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 23% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 9% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.98 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Bowie State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,031 3,570 10,601
Accepted 2,738 1,291 4,029
Acceptance Rate 39% 36% 38%
Enrolled 551 358 909
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 28% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bowie State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bowie State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bowie State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
C
Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

D
Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

L
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

V
Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

N
Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia

E
Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

M
Morrisville State College

Morrisville, New York

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162007 IPEDS survey data for Bowie State University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Bowie State University?

38% of those who apply are granted admission to Bowie State University. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.


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