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Bowie State, founded in 1865, is a public university of liberal arts and technology studies. Its 312-acre campus is located in Bowie, 22 miles from Washington, D.C.

Website: www.bowiestate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,306
Undergraduate
Students
(61.4%) 3,260 Women
(38.6%) 2,046 Men
1,130
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 10,601 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.53
SAT Math
455 average
410-500 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
475 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17 average
15-18 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,611
Out-of-state: $30,302
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,445
Out-of-state: $19,136
Room and Board
$9,916
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Freshman Award
$9,004
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,807
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
216
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bowie Population
56,759
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
85.1% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
2.1% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students
2.6%
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
13.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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