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Bowie State University is a public institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,452, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 339 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bowie State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,483 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,039 (2012-13).
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Building on its image as a student-centered institution, Bowie State University will provide its diverse student population with a course of study that ensures a broad scope of knowledge and understanding that is deeply rooted in expanded research activities. The University excels in teacher education and will become the premier teacher of teachers. Through the integration of internal business processes, technology, and the teamwork of administrators, faculty, and staff, the University will be recognized Statewide as a model of excellence in higher education for the effective and efficient use of human, fiscal, and physical resources.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Bowie State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 13. The application fee at Bowie State University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 40.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||40.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 13|
The student-faculty ratio at Bowie State University is 16:1, and the school has 39.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bowie State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Sociology; Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.0 percent.
Bowie State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,452, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 percent of students live off campus. Bowie State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Bowie State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Bowie State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bowie State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bowie State University, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,335.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,483 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,039 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,597 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data