Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green State University or BGSU is a state assisted university. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 by the State of Ohio. BGSU main campus is situated on 1,338 acres and has over 100 building on its campus. BGSU offers over 200 undergraduate programs,as well as various master's and doctoral degrees. It has more than 900 full-time faculty on the main campus.

The sports teams of BGSU are known as the Falcons. The Falcons participate in NCAA Division I (Division I-A for football), Mid-American Conference and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. BGSU is one of only 13 universities in the country offering NCAA division I-A football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I ice hockey. The Falcons have won three consecutive conference championships in women's basketball in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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Contacting Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green , OH 43403
General Phone: (419) 372-2531

Bowling Green Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,190multicultural education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, special ed, education of hearing impaired, gifted and talended education, special education, school counseling, ...
Liberal Arts667African studies, American studies, Asian studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Business and Management602business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, ...
Therapy and Counseling202psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy186parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, vocational counseling, dietitian
Family and Social Work167food and nutrition, family studies, child development, public administration, social work
Science167biology, bacteriology, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, physics
Design137design and visual communication
Media127communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, communication and journalism
Medicine116gerontology, neuroscience, health professions
Engineering Technician103electronics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing
Art Studies76art studies
Computer Science and Engineering74computer and info science
Music67music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, various music studies ...
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and safety
Architecture and Planning57environmental design, interior architecture
Fine Arts43fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Hospitality41hospitality management, tourism and travel, tourism promotion
Mathematics32mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management31natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology30speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Transportation28aviation operations
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Drama and Performing Arts22drama, theatre design, acting, stagecraft
Photography and Commercial Art17film studies, cinematography
Medical Administration14health care administration, environmental health

Number of programs and degrees for Bowling Green in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,310109
Master's degree97463
Doctor's degree8614
Post-master's certificate152

Bowling Green Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bowling Green had a total enrollment of 18,619 students (17,809 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 32%
22-24 18%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
New York1%

Bowling Green Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 27 %

Bowling Green Room and Board (2007)

Bowling Green offers campus housing for 6,671 of its 17,809 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bowling Green, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bowling Green Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing435535
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Bowling Green Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,368
Room and board $ 7,220
Room charge $ 4,220
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,800
Books and supplies $ 1,174
Other expenses $ 3,152

Financial Aid:
Bowling Green participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 301800)

Bowling Green Faculty

Bowling Green has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6467
Non-tenured and not on tenure track142152

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$124,8044$106,226
Associate professorcalendar year7$94,6016$84,001
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year21$105,55113$85,168

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year109$95,76237$88,545
Associate professoracademic year147$73,455107$66,400
Assistant professoracademic year66$57,28374$56,140
Instructoracademic year123$41,247116$39,625
Lectureracademic year11$47,42027$46,911
All faculty totalacademic year456$67,131361$56,505

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bowling Green Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4097137

Bowling Green Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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