Bowie, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$17,195 ($6,639)
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities on campus are great some dorms could use some improvement but other than that the facilities are great.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: My school is an HBCU but you would never feel any different if you were from any other race it has a very homey feel and even if you are from a different culture or state you will still feel welcome.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: The student center is cool, it is a nice place to just chill with your friends and eat and play games with your friends. Libraries are very quiet and has a very good environment of many people working

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus size and isolation is good, nobody will just come on the campus without a reason. And the classes are close to the housing halls

3 College Junior

Facilities: Ill give it a B+ because even though Bowie State is a small school we are constantly improving. We've just put up a brand new building and its beautiful! There are plenty of things to do for students as long as they are actively looking for it! Tons of programs and organizations.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 603rd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 951st
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 962nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1305th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1344th
    Best Library

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Roberts
Chicago, Illinois
Sport Management
Grad Year
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The facilities at Bowie State University are in the "upgrading" process, including a new performing arts building. Classrooms have SMART Board technology in addition to some that still have chalkboards.

The facilities are not horrible, nor unbearable. The students are free to voice their opinions and express themselves about the facilities; when they do, the administration listens, and changes take place to benefit the students. Overall, the facilities add to the HBCU experience as well as the BSU experience.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
338.5 acres
Student Centers
Wiseman Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Thurgood Marshall Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Bowie Place (Christa McAuliffe Residential Community)
  • Computer labs
  • Leonidas S. James Complex
  • McKeldin Gym
  • Wiseman Student Center
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
The food services provides coffee products at food stands in the buildings throughout campus, but there is not an official coffeehouse on campus.
Movie Theater on Campus
There is no movie theater on campus. Organizations and clubs do host movie nights throughout the semester on campus, though.
"Green" Initiatives
Bowie State University has a long-term partnership with Toyota for a "green" initiative. The company aims to empower HBCU schools across the country to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
School Slang
  • Bulldog Nation: The student body
  • The GGs: Refers to the "Golden Girls," also known as the cheerleaders
Urban Legends
Kennard Hall is haunted-or is it?
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Bowie State University has more than enough clubs and organizations. All of the organizations and clubs are under the Student Government Association. Joining an organization or club is simple-just ask a representative and begin the process.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Bowie State University is home to lots of clubs and organizations, ranging in topics from religion to student government to sports.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 26 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 28 responses

  • 11% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 18% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 43% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 29% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 8% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
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