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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green State University(BGSU) is a comprehensive state public research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Founded in 1910 as the Bowling Green State Normal School, BGSU is one of Ohio’s “Four Corners” institutions. It is a Top 100 Public University according to US News and World Report, which has also recognized the University for its first year program and learning communities. BGSU offers over 200 undergraduate, 54 master’s and 17 doctoral programs in its seven colleges, and enrolls approximately 20,000 students on its main campus in Bowling Green, Ohio. There are approximately 1,000 international students at BGSU, representing 80 countries. BGSU offers strong programs in Biology, Business, Education, English, Fine Arts, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Affairs, Rehabilitation Counseling, Sociology and Speech-Language Pathology, as well as unique programs such as Forensic Biology, Architecture and Aviation Studies. BGSU is also home to the only undergraduate major in Popular Culture in the United States, and one of only few universities with its own airport on campus (for use of Aviation Studies Program-BGSU Flight Center). BGSU is home to over 300 student organizations, and sponsors 18 athletic teams, and also promote great opportunities for students such as "Falcon Internship Guarantee".

School Information

1001 East Wooster Street
319 Administration Building
Office of Intl Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
P: (419) 372-2247
F: (419) 372-2429
Calendar: Semester
Locale: Town: Distant
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Common name(s): BGSU

Students & Faculty

  • 20,442Total Students
  • 9,201Male Students
  • 11,241Female Students
  • 803Total Intl Students
  • 461Intl Male Students
  • 342Intl Female Students
  • 2,517Total Faculty
  • 1,345Male Faculty
  • 1,172Female Faculty
  • 20:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 18,142

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,010

Books & Supplies

$ 5,454

Room & Board

$ 3,604

Other Expenses

$ 28,210



total applicants

admitted (12251)

enrolled (3861)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Child Development
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Demography and Population Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Health
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
French Language Teacher Education
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Multicultural Education
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Public/Applied History
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism Promotion Operations
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies

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