Bowling Green State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Bowling Green State University Student Center
Bowling Green State University Student Center. Allen Grove

Bowling Green has an acceptance rate of 76 percent, making it a largely accessible school. Students with grades and standardized test scores that are average or better will have a good chance of being admitted. In addition to filling out an online application, students must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT—either test is accepted. Also, students must submit a high school transcript and pay an application fee. There is no essay or personal statement required as part of the online application, so numerical measures are going to be extremely important in the Bowling Green admissions process.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

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). Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, and track, and field.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,644 (14,852 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,057 (in-state); $18,593 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,010 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,690
  • Other Expenses: $3,604
  • Total Cost: $24,361 (in-state); $31,897 (out-of-state)

BGSU Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,785
    • Loans: $7,118

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Design and Visual Communications, Education, Health Professions, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics