Bowie State University

975 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

975 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    256
  • Average
    470
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    55
Bulldog Nation! Being a BSU student can go either way good or bad. To me I've always choosen to find the good and it has really worked out for me. I'm very active on campus, as well as very close to a majority of my professors. I have a lot friends that definately defy the sterotype of &quot;Today's Black Youth&quot; and I'm proud of environment Bowie has placed me in to understand myself as person. One thing Bowie has taught me is Accountability, which happens to be apart of our school's mission. My accountability to my school is what will make this experience worthwild, and most importanyly my own. Bowie State University is an HBCU unlike any other, and the memories formed here , I know will last a lifetime, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm Proud to be a product of it's environment, and I know others will too.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 4 2011
For an HBCU, there is a diverse number of students who participate in extracurricular activities. Our band is very unique with the types of genre that is performed. They play in harmony and present precise movements as they march across campus. The Men's Basketball Team is division two and won the CIAAs this year! The Greek life is very active and most often promote events for everyone to participate.
  • College Junior
  • May 23 2013
I ENJOY IT! Whether your major is History or Government, you always enjoy the professors for the most part. Our professors are very well-read people and they know their profession from the inside out. It really helps liven up the atmosphere of our classrooms. I would say for all my &quot;major&quot; courses, I am alert and interested in what is being lectured about 90% of the time. Also another thing that helps a LOT is the classroom discussions or debates which most of the times are unplanned. This is why I love my major so much!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 21 2011