Bowling Green State University is a premier learning community, committed to student success, lifelong personal and career growth and engaged learning. BGSU provides exceptional educational opportunities inside and outside the classroom that prepare students for lifelong intellectual growth, career development, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. Through academic, research, public and private partnerships, BGSU students enrich their classroom learning with real-world experiences such as service learning, coops, practicums and internships, education abroad, fieldwork, undergraduate research, and community involvement. BGSU emphasizes discovery, creativity, real-world experiences, achievement, collaboration and a culture of respect in a welcoming, supportive community.
A primarily residential campus, BGSU provides a supportive and welcoming environment for students as they personalize, reinforce, and extend learning by applying in their own lives what they have learned in the classroom -- moving beyond awareness and understanding to application, performance, synthesis, and integration. BGSU students use the rich educational opportunities found inside and outside the classroom to broaden their knowledge and develop real-world skills. Through high impact activities that foster a positive living and learning community focused on success, students are supported and challenged academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, and otherwise in building knowledge, values and identity. Through a dynamic partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, students are supported in their personal growth in such areas as career preparation, leadership development, effective global citizenship, and successful engagement with others through nationally recognized programs.
|Total Undergraduate Students||14,334|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||33||<1%|
|African American / Black||1,371||10%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||9||<1%|
|Two or More Races||486||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||333||2%|
|Where do BGSU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||12%|
|How old are BGSU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||6%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||20 - 25|
|Math||18 - 25||460 - 580|
|English||19 - 25|
|Critical Reading||460 - 580|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||35%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||71%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||77%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.32|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Bowling Green State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||19 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||70%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||91%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||679|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||48%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||14%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||81%|
90% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
42% of all undergraduates live on campus
BGSU is dedicated to providing students with the resources they need to be successful members of the community. This includes the implementation of timely and appropriate intervention strategies and programs when students do not follow university policies. BGSU is dedicated to modeling responsibility AND character development. Through the integration of new learning, the reflection of one's behavior, AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONE'S ACTIONS, students at BGSU learn what it means to be a responsible citizen in a community.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement v2 (NSSE2). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Bowling Green State University in 2014-15|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.||5%|
|Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.||4%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General.||4%|
|Links to degree programs at Bowling Green State University|
First-time students in Fall 2014 that returned for their second year: 78%