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Bowie State University Admission Requirements

Bowie, Maryland

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Chances of getting into Bowie State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
81%
Admission Difficulty for Bowie State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Bowie State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bowie State University is 81%.  It ranks #21 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Bowie State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,197 out of 5,168 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent (SAT 850/1020 ACT 16/19). Bowie State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.53. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bowie State University application fee is $40 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bowie State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Bowie State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
850-1020
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Bowie State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for Bowie State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1020
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bowie State University?

Bowie State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. Bowie State University ranks #11 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bowie State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1020 and Above Good >89%
935 to 1020 Avg + 81%-89%
850 to 935 Avg - 69%-81%
765 to 850 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 765 Low <54%
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Bowie State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Bowie State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Bowie State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bowie State University?

Admission data indicates that Bowie State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bowie State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bowie State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >91%
17 to 19 Avg + 81%-91%
16 to 17 Avg - 74%-81%
15 to 16 Reach 64%-74%
Less than 15 Low <64%
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Bowie State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
2.53
Typical High School Grades 
C+

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

You can get into Bowie State University with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bowie State University was 2.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bowie State University accepts 81% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Bowie State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 2.53%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 0%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bowie State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,516 1,652 5,168
Accepted 2,892 1,305 4,197
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 615 355 970
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 27% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
178

Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bowie State University is $40.

Application Requirements

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

Bowie State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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

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?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Bowie State University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bowie State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1020. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bowie State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 19. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.