Campus & Student Life at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Home to about 14,988 undergraduates in 2020, BGSU is a large, public university located in Bowling Green, Ohio. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, BGSU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by BGSU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our BGSU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

BGSU Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at BGSU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit BGSU Disability Services.

BGSU for the Military

While not a "service academy", BGSU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit BGSU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our BGSU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

BGSU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

BGSU has a comparatively large, student body. There were 14,988 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 12,483 (83.3%). Part-time attendance was 2,505 (16.7%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
12,4832,50514,988

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is Ranked #1,313 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, BGSU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank BGSU #1313 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at BGSU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the BGSU Diversity Guide.

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Competes in the NCAA

BGSU has a total of 455 student athletes, 234 men and 221 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$18,243,365
Total Expenses (all teams)$17,347,658
Net$895,707

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Athletics

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