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About This School
About This School
We build a welcoming, safe, and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship, and leadership in a global society. U.S.News & World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe, and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Campus and Location

  • Established in 1910, BGSU enjoys a physically compact campus. You can walk or bike anywhere in 10-15 minutes.
  • The city of Bowling Green (population 29,600, including students) was named one of the five best places to live in Ohio by Ohio Magazine.
  • The 1,338-acre residential campus features a park-like setting and 119 buildings, including the new Stroh Center, The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Centennial Residence Hall, Falcon Heights Residence Hall, The Oaks Dining Center, and Carillon Place Dining Center.

Campus Data

  • More than 20,000 students, including 2,000 at BGSU Firelands in Huron, Ohio.
  • 20:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • More than 800 full-time faculty, nearly 80 percent with the highest degree in their field.
  • Students from 50 states and 70 other countries.
  • Average ACT for entering freshmen is 22; average high school GPA is 3.31.
  • Ethnic and racial minority students made up 20 percent of the entering fall class.
  • More than $20 million in scholarships awarded each year.

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School Facts

Tuition & Fees:
$12,206  /  $19,514
School Size:
17,286
Gender Mix:
44% Men, 56% Women
School Type:
Public
Campus Setting:
Located in a rural town