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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life is great they have lots of events such as homecoming, comedy shows, block partys, plot cookouts

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I have met a few staff memebers that truly care for the students. But they need new and more than one teacher teaching courses.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Friday the campus is completely emepty. There is nothing special or Unique about my school.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The new wiseman center is cool.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's in a secluded area


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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 58 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)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 26% Chilling outside
  • 26% Hanging with friends
  • 20% Study
  • 19% Going to Block Shows
  • 6% Go to shows and programs
  • 4% Reading in the library

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 25 responses

  • 39% Homecoming
  • 29% Greek life
  • 22% Comedy Shows
  • 8% Parties
  • 2% Career fair

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 35 responses

  • 43% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 46% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 11% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 57 responses

  • 21% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 5% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
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