Bowie State University

983 reviews
  1. Bowie, MD
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Bowie State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715

Bowie State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
810-940
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,663/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,514/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,385/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,841/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,440/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,594/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.80 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,675Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Unique
    17%
  • On the go
    11%
  • Curious
    9%
  • Ready to go
    6%
  • Always sticking together
    4%
  • Unspirited
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.92 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    33%
  • Dedicated staff for student success
    18%
  • Complicated at times
    12%
  • Balanced between fun and and academics
    9%
  • Family
    9%
  • Fun
    7%
  • LIT
    5%

After Bowie State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

983 reviews
  • Excellent
    98
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    472
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    55
My experience at the illustrious Bowie State University has been a great one! The professors push you to learn more, and push your academic limits. I've made great connections for later networking purposes and have made life long friends.
  • Senior
  • 18 days ago
Lectures are given in a serene, up-to-date, Information and Communications Technology(ICT) equipped classes (Projector, Computer Systems, up-to-date software applications, Public Addressing systems).

Professors ensure that each lesson is passed at ease to students and evaluates students during lectures to ensure we are all following.

Assignments are given after every lecture to keep us busy during the week.

Professors also encourage us to call or send emails if we have any difficulties or challenges with lessons taught.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 11 months ago
I enjoy attending Bowie State University. Homecoming is an AMAZING experience and the very first time in my life that I loved being in college and communicating with my peers. What makes my school unique is the level of equality, strive to educate and support those, and the energy of the ancestors built on such a historical college. I would recommend my school to anyone who enjoys the active learning relationship between the professor and students.
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago