Bowling Green State University

2,162 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
    B+
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.163 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.163 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 106 responses
Report
  • Content
    38%
  • Happy
    32%
  • Kind
    20%
  • You misspelled "opinionated".
    5%
  • Mixed emotions
    2%
  • Opinionated
    2%
  • Oppininated
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.195 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.224 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    33%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Average state school
    14%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Party School
    6%
  • Over expensed
    4%

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%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.120 responses

Reviews

2,162 reviews
  • Excellent
    295
  • Very Good
    893
  • Average
    809
  • Poor
    115
  • Terrible
    50
My freshman year I lived in Kreischer. The dorm was older, but always kept clean. The rooms were rather small, which is a downside. It's also on the other side of campus and the walk to class was a little brutal in the winter, but you get used to it. The community of friends I made within Kreischer was amazing, though. My floor was extremely close and we had a blast. The lounge was like our second home because we spent so much time in there. We did everything together and are all still great friends this year. Kreischer also has the best and biggest Outakes and has the Sundial, which has Marcos and other restuarants. This year I live in Offenhauer, a mostly sophomore dorm. Offenhauer is very clean and nice. The rooms are very spacious and have moveable furniture. The floors have a regular lounge with a TV as well as study lounges with white boards and tables. Its also located closer to the center of campus and Dunkin Doughnuts, which is great! One downside, though, is that there is only one laundry room for two towers of 11 floors! Its always full!
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Everyone on BG's campus is kind, helpful, and welcoming. I instantly felt at home here; the campus is beautiful and though it's big enough to have broad academic opportunities, it still has the feeling of a close-knit community.
The only cons I have are that I've run into a string of art department faculty who are difficult to work with and learn from and that the construction on campus leads to complications that are sometimes dealt with poorly by the university.
That said, I wouldn't think of going anywhere else! I love this school and highly recommend it!
  • Junior
  • 19 days ago
Football and ice hockey gather the biggest crowds and are a lot of fun to attend! Especially when football plays our rival Toledo. The atmosphere is like no other. Football and hockey games bring in a lot of community support and its neat to feel and see that support. Athletics are a big part of BG and the athletic facilities show that. The Doyt, Stroh Center, Perry Field House, Ice Arena and much more are all in great condition. Our intramural teams/club teams are pretty competitive as well and the athletes work extremely hard.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago