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Founded in 1910, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 14,852 full time undergraduate students, and 2,792 full time graduate students.
The Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 731 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BGSU are considered Less Selective, with ,115% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
69% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.
268 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
191 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
279 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
281 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
281 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
278 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
282 Students rated local services 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
281 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
133 Students rated Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
BGSU is a quaint, yet perfect sized school for the area. The academics are pretty much on track with industry standard with a few additional perks depending on the program you enroll in. Specifically, the University is in NW Ohio so you have the Great Lakes just above for marine biology and for aviation majors the airport is on campus and within walking distance. BGSU is also known for its Business School as the student success from this degree field is very good. The campus is always clean and the Union is centralized for campus involvement.
As for campus housing, there are a few new dorms, and many older dorms in not the best shape, the good thing is, it seems the University tries to put money back into making their campus better so this has been improving over the years.
This pervious semester was my first semester of college. I am dorming in a dorm that has no AC it was really not a problem though. I have really enjoyed my first semester if college. I can always find something to do or have friends to hang out with. I am happy with my choice to come to Bowling Green.
The college is a great place to send someone fresh out of high school, the campus feels like a small town, and the people there are really friendly and they care about you and your academics. The professors are available in some way all the time, and the access to resources is readily available at all times. Great Campus and Great Community.
Bowling Green is a really good school to attend. It is what you make it. There are lots of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom whether that's different clubs, greek life, or volunteering opportunities. They do have a liberal arts focus which I enjoyed as I got to take classes outside my major like marine biology, and roman life. They have a strong honors program and offer a diverse set of honors classes to satisfy requirements. They do seem to be more focused on the business program currently with more investment in this area than other programs. Professors are easy to get in touch with and very willing to work with students if you need help. On-campus housing can be hit or miss depending on what building you're in. They've torn down some of the worst housing options since I've been there which I was glad to see. On-campus food options are alright. The best place to get breakfast was the Oaks on the weekends. There are always vegetarian options.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 76%. 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 _____.
First thing I would mention to myself is to organize my priorities and time out very wisely, because it would have helped me so much in the long run. I would have made motivation charts to help me fight to make the best out of my college experience. Introducing myself to new people around the campus, getting involved in campus activities, and enjoying my freshman year. Instead of mourning over my friend?s death and becoming somewhat depressed, I would suggest myself to seek out help and find someone to talk with. I would encourage myself to please, please take advantage of the help around for my classes when I fell behind a little. Finally I would say don?t act as if you are too good for your friends because in the end you will lose one of your closest friends, Lynesha Richardson and your friendship will never be the same again no matter how much time has blown over. Be yourself and please do not get too caught up into the freshman fifteen as well as the college life; because it will break you and not make you if you can not take control of it.
In my major, my classmates and I are very close and it is almost like a family, even with our professors.
The size of Bowling Green is absolutely perfect. You really cannot beat going to a Division I school while being able to walk from one side of campus to the other in 15 minutes or less. It gives you the big school atmmosphere while making you feel at home in the BG family. Also being at a top division school gives many different opportunities to help boost your career or ust get it started off on the right foot. The size and atmosphere of BGSU is tough to beat.
Bowling Green State University is a great experience where I have made friends that I plan to have for a lifetime and I have begun learning for my career.
Bowling Green has a lot of school pride and has a lot of campus activites
I wish I had gained more knowledge in regards to financial aid and overall financial knowledge. I believe, had I known more, I would have worked a little more and saved a little more to put towards my expenses, so I wouldn't be in such debt now. Also, I feel there would have been benefits to getting more involved in campus activities.
My academic advisor was an "in" for me, and was able to get me into any class that I wanted to (regardless of whether or not it was filled at the time of my scheduling).
There is a place for everyone here.
School Spirit. Top Education and Sport Management programs.
The most frustrating thing about bowling green is how much money it costs and getting all the money you need to stay in school is quite a task.
A white person
BGSU is one of the top schools in the nation. It was ranked 11th in undergraduate education in 2011. It has nationally acclaimed education, business, construction management and political science programs. The main campus is around 25 miles from Toledo, and 30 miles from the Michigan-Ohio border. The school has an enrollment of about 17,000 students. About 10% of the university goes Greek. There's a lot of Other random facts are: the library closes at 2am during exam week, the bookstore is expensive, buy or rent your textbooks before you show up, there are quite a few hidden fees, the food on-campus is expensive, and we throw ducks for guys in swim trunks in November.
Overall, I like the professors here. They attempt to tech overall concepts instead of requiring you to memorize dates, people etc. Then again, I'm only a freshman, so we'll see as college goes on.
My history teacher is super sweet. He understands that you reward effort, not just achievement. My Political Science professor does her best to be unbiased in class. It's really difficult to teach politics without your personal beliefs, opinions, and values affecting the content, but she does a marvelous job. My Japanese teacher is, well, Japanese. She's very punctual, extremely thorough, and crazy. Japanese is the only course I've taken that a 90+ year old woman jumps up and down while playing charades; just in order to teach us that "rain" is "ame."
My General Studies Writing prof isn't too bad, I can cut him some slack since he is only teaching an intro-level English course. The only bad teacher I have had this year was my computer-science 1000 course teacher. If you want more info on professors here you can just ask current students about their experience with certain teachers and go to rating websites like www.ratemyprofessors.com to check your teacher's rating out before your first class.
Bowling Green has fairly good-sized classes, anywhere from my smallest class of 30 to my largest class of 150. This is compared to 350-500 per class at Ohio State. All of my professors know my name, but that is because I strive to make myself known. My favorite class is Japanese, simply because i love the language. My least favorit class is compute science however, because my professor is boring. He's the one i dislike the most. But 4 out of 5 of my teachers are good professors. My professors are busy, and i don't spend any time out of class with them. The syllabi are often changed to reflect the speed of the class as well, so the first syllabus you get won"t be final. BG is changing to a new education style based on what employers want next year, so the learning will be much more job-focused.
Bowling Green is a great school! Granted, like every university, it comes with it's ups and downs (the weather here is always terrible, Welcome to Ohio) but overall it's a great place to be. The best thing about the school is the community feeling. While it is on the larger side, you still get to know other students and soon most of the faces become familiar. BGSU has the perfect combination of being big but not too bit. In addition to that there are so many great opportunities to get involved and things to do whether it's just hanging out at the Student Union, eating at one of our great dining facilities, or attending a Falcon sporting event.
P.S: Everyone looks good in Orange
My decision to go to BGSU was brought on by connections I made attending a tour of the university. I met a few people who encouraged me to come to BGSU and also directed me towards the right resources to help make BGSU more affordable. Making connections goes a long way. I had initially planned to attend OSU but after seeing the amount of funding I received from BGSU the decision was all in the numbers.
Something I won't forget about my experience here is moving day. As my parents were dropping me off the roads were full of all the frats houses partying and drinking. It was one of the funniest things I've seen but also reminded me that there would be a lot of distractions and that I would need to stay focused during my freshman year.
On any given weekend a majority of students will hit the clubs or bars in downtown BG. If you aren't much of a club person (much like myself) there are a variety of fun activities to do on campus during the weekends. Some organization on campus will usually throw an event which typically provides a great opportunity for students to meet new people.
BG is a huge party school. That is a good aspect of the social scene for some, a bad for others. For those who like to party and drink, there are several pubs/bars/clubs, etc. just off campus. Finding something social to do besides homework and drinking however is fairly difficult. There is very few social events on most weekends on campus that one can attend, besides hanging out with friends, exercising, and playing pool/air hockey.
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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.
95% of students
attending Bowling Green State University-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid.
34% were awarded federal grants.
While 71% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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