Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus was awarded 452 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other management information systems and services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BGSU as #957 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

BGSU also holds the #31 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BGSU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that BGSU is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to BGSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 510 to 610 )
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SAT Math Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 510 to 600 )
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BGSU received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 20 to 26 )
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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At BGSU this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100
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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,988 undergraduates at BGSU with 12,483 being full-time and 2,505 being part-time.

How Much Does Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of BGSU is $18,394. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BGSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,521 $15,533 $18,127 $20,277 $20,887

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BGSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BGSU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,017 a year. That adds up to $32,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BGSU is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BGSU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BGSU make around $40,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is a public institution. Bowling Green is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for BGSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 220 Mcfall Ctr, Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 418-372-5526
Website: www.bgsu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bowling-Green-OH/Bowling-Green-State-University/26573965003
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bgsu

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 114 majors graduated from Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 3,271 received undergraduate degrees and 987 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Special Education 241 $34,415
Other Education 155 $28,164
Business Administration & Management 138 $57,576
General Psychology 128 $28,655
General Biology 127 $29,549
Criminal Justice & Corrections 117 $34,170
Accounting 113 $52,607
Writing Studies 112 $33,192
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110 $34,857
Marketing 102 $44,711

Learn more about the majors offered at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BGSU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 6,999 students took at least one online class at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 5,815 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,999 2,458
2018-2019 5,815 1,672
2017-2018 5,793 1,520
2016-2017 4,460 1,331
2015-2016 4,021 1,282

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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