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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, Ohio
The Mathematical Sciences Building was completed in 1970 at a final cost of $7.2 million. credit: Anthony Crider
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Overview
Public
13,184 Undergraduates
76% Admissions Rate
Town: Fringe
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, Ohio
43403
(418) 372-5526
www.bgsu.edu

Bowling Green State University, a public research university in Bowling Green, Ohio, is one of the top 215 institutions of higher education in the United States. The Ohio General Assembly helped to established Bowling Green State Normal School in 1914. In 1935, it became Bowling Green State University. Today, it sits on more than 1,300 acres of land in a college town. Notable alumni include actress Eva Marie Saint, figure skater Scott Hamilton, ice hockey player George McPhee, CEO of Adobe Systems Shantanu Narayen, broadcaster Steve Hartman, actor James Pickens Jr., ice hockey player Rob Blake, figure skater Alissa Czisny, poet Carolyn Forché and ice hockey goaltender Mike Liut. The school’s colors are orange and brown, its mascots are Freddie and Frieda Falcon and its teams are nicknamed the Falcons. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – MAC, and there are 17 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by Bowling Green State University include men’s football, golf, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer and ice hockey, and women’s swimming and diving, volleyball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, golf, gymnastics, softball and cross country.

Location

Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, Ohio, United States, located 20 miles southwest of Toledo. The population was 30,028 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Area and a member of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
43%

Men

57%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

555

New Transfer Students

Admissions
76%

Acceptance Rate

30%

Enrollment Yield

900-1150

SAT Range

15,291

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$17,313

Typical Cost

$18,593

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,057

In-State (published)

95%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$17,500

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

82

Doctorates Awareded

Special Needs Education

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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