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Bowling Green State University

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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(419) 372-2247
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About Bowling Green State University

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.

BGSU 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 programs
  • 54 master’s and 17 doctoral programs
  • 325 student organizations
  • 14 Residence Halls and 6,000 students living on campus
  • Merit-based scholarships ranging from $4,000 up to $12,000 per academic year, for freshmen applicants (based on high school GPA and test scores)

...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.

Tuition & Fees

Bowling Green State University's cost of attendance breakdown for undergraduate & graduate degrees


International Students

The International Student Services Office leads Bowling Green State University's efforts in recruiting international students and supporting them throughout their career at BGSU by providing them with immigration advising, advocacy, and programming support.


COVID-19 Update

Wherever you’re from, there is no doubt that you’ve heard about COVID-19, and that it has changed your life in a significant way. Colleges and universities all across the United States are making steps to adapt to the changes this virus has made and the threat it poses to international education.

Bowling Green State is still accepting scanned documents for applications and their deadlines and scholarships are extended to July 15th for Fall 2020. Simply fill out the form above to find out more. We’ll make sure you get all the information you need.

Falcon Guarantees

Falcon Internship Guarantee

Bowling Green State University guarantees students who complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program in two years, and meet the identified criteria, the opportunity to participate in an internship or other experiential learning activity during their undergraduate career.

Falcon Tuition Guarantee

We know paying for college can be a daunting task. That is why BGSU is offers tuition protection with the Falcon Tuition Guarantee. With the Falcon Tuition Guarantee, students know from the start how much their education will cost. Your tuition rate will stay the same from your first year to graduation.

It’s just another way BGSU keeps costs down and quality high so you’ll have access to a life-changing education.

Life in Bowling Green

For people looking for a true sense of belonging in an era of upheaval and change, the Northwest Ohio region extends a particular welcome. In Bowling Green, the combination of affordability and accessibility that one finds only at rare moments and places merges to create a quality of life that others can only dream of.

And that's entirely right for a region that will attract and retain the best talents from elsewhere as well as within as the heart of the new manufacturing economy, where good ideas can reach global proportions, and life can be good every step of the way.

Top things to do in Bowling Green include but are not limited to:

  • BGSU Arts and Athletics
  • BGSU Planetarium
  • Black Swamp Arts Festival
  • Wood County Fair
  • Bowling Green City Pool



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