Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

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
4,711
Undergraduate
Students
(62.0%) 2,919 Women
(38.0%) 1,792 Men
958
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 6,720 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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
15-19 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,014
Out-of-state: $33,654
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,234
Out-of-state: $18,874
Room and Board
$10,904
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$93,989
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,433
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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
1.2% Asian
86.8% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
2.3% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
1.3%
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
14000 Jericho Park Road
City, State, Zip
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
Phone
(301) 860-3415
Fax
(301) 860-3510

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 6,720 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 4,240 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 2,480 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
967 (35%) of 2,775 admitted students enrolled
Women
586 (33%) of 1,798 admitted students enrolled
Men
381 (39%) of 977 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.53
3.75 and Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
37%
2.00 - 2.49
26%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
15-19 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 3%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,014
Out-of-state: $33,654
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,234
Out-of-state: $18,874
Room and Board
$10,904
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$2,626
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002062
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
821 (87.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
817 (99.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
817 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
141 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$93,989
Need-Based Gift
Received by 638 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,405
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 652 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,497
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 624 (76.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
15 (1.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $84

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,177 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,164 (99.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,164 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
485 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$8,736
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,472 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,113
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,499 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,042
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,325 (73.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
49 (1.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $120

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,433
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
First-Generation College Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
216
Part-Time Faculty
198
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3950
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bowie Population
56,759
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Campus Size
295 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Laurel
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in New Carrollton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, honda campus all-star challenge
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,711
Women
2,919 (62.0%)
Men
1,792 (38.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,939
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
86.8% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
2.3% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.3%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
958

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
13.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
32.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
39.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Average Starting Salary
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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