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Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green, Ohio

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Overview

Student Population
18,142
Bowling Green State University Main Campus overview
Location Bowling Green, Ohio
Online bgsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Bowling Green State University Main Campus overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University Main Campus is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 17,341 prospective students applied, and 13,057 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,081 enrolled in the school.  13,947 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,195 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,463 plus fees of $2,110. BGSU is ranked 599 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

BGSU is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Bowling Green State University Main Campus within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Bowling Green State University Main Campus overview
SAT 1020/1210
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
75.3% 
Bowling Green State University Main Campus overview
Applications Due May 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Ohio Resident Tuition
$9,463
In State Costs for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$728
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $10,714
Budget for Other Expenses$4,006
Total One Year Cost$27,021
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,452
Out of State Costs for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$728
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $10,714
Budget for Other Expenses$4,006
Total One Year Cost$35,010

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bowling Green State University Main Campus students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 19%
Business 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Health Professions 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201441 IPEDS survey data for Bowling Green State University Main Campus.

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