BGSU Description

Undergraduate and graduate studies at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) feature numerous arts and academic majors, including those you won’t see at any other school. BGSU also provides optimal learning opportunities not just in your classroom but also where you live.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BGSU offers one of the oldest Creative Writing degrees in the nation, as well as impressive Visual and Performing Arts programs.

One of the unique and exciting aspects of BGSU’s Theatre, Film and Music Departments is how specialized and diverse its majors are. As a BGSU Theatre Arts major, you will actually have the option to focus on Youth Theatre and Puppetry in addition to Acting, Directing, and Theatre and Film studies.

Since film festivals, theatre and dance performances, musical concerts, art exhibits and literary readings are some of the public events at BGSU, the greater student community may also benefit from its strong arts programs.

Canadian Studies, Earth Environment and Society and Paleobiology are examples of BGSU’s rarer majors. Other fields of study at BGSU include pre-professional programs in Medicine and Physical Therapy and professional programs in Aviation Technology, Aerospace Studies, Education, Engineering, Graphic Design and Social Work. Standard liberal arts and science programs include English, Geography, German Studies, History, Latin, Math and Sociology.

BGSU’s learning communities group residential students in on-campus residences according to their major or a particular theme, such as green living.

Transcripts and SAT or ACT scores are required for most programs, though certain departments, such as Music and Theatre may have additional requirements such as auditions.

Students may apply for scholarships, which are awarded based on academic performance and/or extracurricular or service activities. Grants and loans are other forms of available financial aid, usually awarded according to financial need.

Quick Facts about Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green

Region

Midwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Falcons

Nickname

BGSU

Website

www.bgsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,614

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,922

Retention Rate

77%

Enrollment

17,761

Year Established

1910

BGSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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75% of students gave Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Safe surroundings on campus, everything is easy to find and absolutely everyone is very helpful if you need assistance. I love the variety of different events always going on. There is always something to do and be involved in.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

- BG is small enough that everytime you walk around campus you see someone you know, but big enough that you meet new people everyday. - One of THE BIGGEST STEREOTYPES for BG is the thought that there are STDs floating around the school. That is a total misconception and false. There are no more STDs at BG than any other college. BG became known for that because in the 90's, BG was ranked first in the sdtate of Ohio. Loooonng time ago,.,..... - I joined a fraternity and had a great experience. However, greek life is not essential in order to have an active social life. I had many friends who were non-greek. - Freshamn year, try to get in Mac (McDonald Hall). Mac is by far the best Freshman dorm. - Skybar is the best bar for underagers - There are tons of great off-campus apartments to live in after freshman year

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BGSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
14,862
Freshman Class
5,151
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
17,761

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
84%
Graduate
16%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
69%
Part-Time
31%

Gender of Students

Women
59%
Men
41%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
10%
Caucasian
82%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
3%

International Students

International
4%
Domestic
96%

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