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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bowling Green State University - Main Campus? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors BGSU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

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

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus was awarded 82 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, BGSU is ranked #860 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, BGSU is ranked at #39.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BGSU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is 73%. 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 13% 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 500 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 500 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 490 to 600 )
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BGSU received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Bowling Green State University - Main Campus  ( 19 to 24 )
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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 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 77%. 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  77 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 34%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at BGSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,680 undergraduates at BGSU with 13,104 being full-time and 1,576 being part-time.

BGSU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for BGSU is 64.36 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  64.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of BGSU is $18,456. 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 +
$14,592 $15,173 $18,684 $20,504 $20,811

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BGSU, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,493 a year. That adds up to $29,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BGSU is 8.6%. 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. The location of BGSU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

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, 3,167 received undergraduate degrees and 981 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 210 $32,800
Business Administration & Management 143 $55,900
General Psychology 130 $28,100
Writing Studies 126 $32,900
General Biology 122 $25,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 119 $33,500
Other Education 109 $26,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 105 $32,600
Human Development & Family Studies 91 $27,900
Accounting 86 $43,900

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 5,793 students took at least one online class at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 4,460 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,793 1,520
2016-2017 4,460 1,331
2015-2016 4,021 1,282
2014-2015 3,235 921
2013-2014 2,610 729

Learn more about online learning at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus.

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