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Founded in 1865, Bowie State University. is a Public college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,711 full time undergraduate students, and 958 full time graduate students.
The Bowie State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 222 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bowie State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BSU are considered More Selective, with ,66% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bowie State University.
163 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
123 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
177 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
184 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
184 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
184 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
184 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
186 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated Bowie State University
I think it’s a great safe environment. I heard so many good things about this campus it also an Hbcu so it has a lot of black people there which makes everything there positive and safe based off our looks and colors everyone can be friends
My overall opinion about my school/college which is a Bowie State University is that if you’re looking for a HBCU and you live around that area then that is a good school for you to attend. The in state tuition is on one of the cheapest in the whole entire state of Maryland which also gives it a plus when you’re applying for college which it was one of the many reasons I attended this university. But for me in my own personal opinion the professors in my major which is a stem related major or very nonchalant and unempathetic to students or their life problems
Bowie State University is an amazing institution and I highly recommend seniors who are currently in high school to attend and be part of excellence. Bowie State offers many opportunities for students to choose their own pathways to a variety of career choices.
Pretty good school, decent sized campus with plenty of opportunities academically and socially. The location is nice because it's centered within the DC metro area in Bowie, Md. The MARC train is literally a three to five minute walk from the campus. I am having an overall great experience, and I feel academically challenged enough. With the right mindset, any student can attend the campus and thrive while becoming a future professional.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bowie State University is 41%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I learned that I have to learn things on my own and should not expect the teachers to teach me. I learned that you have to find out everything for yourself and don't expect anyone to give you the tools that you need to succeed. You can pay for an education, but don't expect one in return. This school has made my outlook of HBCU's very bad. I attended the University of MD, College Park before this school. College Park was great and fun. There were always things to do, the teachers and staff were friendly and caring, and I felt welcome there. I always had a place to study and a good meal to choose from. Bowie has already gone through 2 Provost in less than 8 months. I choose not to participate on campus simply because I can't stand having to be there just to go to class. I am in the Honors Program, and if it wasn't for that, I would never participate in any school events. I am not a negative person, but this school has made me have very negative feelings on a daily basis. Do not go there, please.
My classmates are caring and very helpful.
There are many things I like about my school such as the beauty of the environment and the buildings, the students and teachers, but what I consider the best thing about my school is the sizes of the classrooms. When applying for college, I choose schools that had a small amount of students, about 3500 to 5000 students, with classes that where small enough for the students to easily interact with the teacher. Personally, I feel that students interacting with their teacher is the best way to learn.
The school should not even have accredidation because it is worthless. I do not know how it has been open this long and I am embarresed to tell people that I go there. I sometimes lie about where I go to school because I really don't want people to know. I don't know what the money from the tuition goes towards besides the salaries. I can only get wireless internet access in 2 buildings on the entire canpus.
I wish I had know that campus life isn't exciting at all and that the food isn't that great. I also wish i knew that the cafeteria hours were early, which isn't a good thing because sometimes many of us students get hungry after hours.
Bowie State University is a treasure trove of support, education, and resources for students who wish to suceed.
The most frustrating at Bowie State would be the parking because there is plenty of space but that can cause traffic at times.
The worst thing about my school in my opinion is the fact that the campus is so small. It bothers me because I feel like I've met everyone in such a short period of time. I enjoy meeting new people everyday, but at Bowie the campus is so small you can meet everyone in one day.
The heritage that the campus holds.
The type of person that should not attend this school is someone looking to get a more diverse experience. You should not attend this school if you plan on joining some type of fraternity or sororiety.
If you are a determined individual who enjoys learning, increasing your social networks, and expanding your mind, this school is for you. Keep in mind, this is a HBCU, so make sure you are open to engaging and learning about other cultures, if this is not your own.
Bowie State University is a school where everyone is considered family. Which is what tempted me to apply. All the schools I applied to were out-of-state institutionsl; if I went there I would have to completely start over. At Bowie there is a chance that you will know some, so that you will not feel alone during this exciting transition.
The day we have Hill Harper as a guest speaker. He address students in such a motivational manner. Here is always an opportunity to meet talented people!
While in school I am probably at the library studying for a research paper I need to turn in, going to church, catching up with some chores and friends!
It's and HBCU that welcomes international students an has a very diverse campus. It's well know for its programs on Nursing, Technology Science, Communications and Human Resources among others.
In the new student center you will find a nice cafeteria with different healthy options!
They are very involve in different sport categories!
They are great, well qualified individuals who meet my expectations. They come from different age range and different experiences in life which allows students to have a different approach to professional careers!
The academics are very competitive. Professors have great teaching skills and campus life is very active. Study abroad opportunities are offered and you will find a very diverse (international students) classes.
Different cities in the DC, VA, MD area!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
91% of students
attending Bowie State University receive some sort of financial aid.
56% were awarded federal grants.
While 72% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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