Bowling Green State University

2,177 reviews
  1. Bowling Green, OH
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Bowling Green State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Website

Bowling Green State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
900-1150
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,042/ 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
    $14,949/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,328/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,009/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,728/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,237/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,993Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Content
    42%
  • Happy
    42%
  • Kind
    11%
  • Oppininated
    2%
  • You misspelled "opinionated".
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.162 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    40%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Average state school
    12%
  • Over expensed
    7%
  • Party School
    2%

After Bowling Green State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

2,177 reviews
  • Excellent
    292
  • Very Good
    888
  • Average
    809
  • Poor
    114
  • Terrible
    50
Very small the atmosphere and overall vibe on campus is great! Everone is very open minded and easy to talk to. there are constantly things to do on campus and its great. This school is awesome for the arts. As an fine arts major i have so many classes to chose from and i never get bored!
  • Freshman
  • 16 hours ago
BGSU is in a perfect location for a college. Everything is within walking distance, so you can avoid the freshman 15 if you're worried! The professors love what they do and want you to succeed more than anything. The Learning Commons are a blessing, and can help a lot. It's not a huge campus, so if you're nervous about finding your way around, there is no need; you will.
  • Freshman
  • 22 hours ago
The location is a bit windy, but the overall scenery is exquisite! The students mainly stick to themselves. The professors show more care for the students success than other colleges.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 days ago