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About BGSU

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 and 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.

Location: Bowling Green, Ohio 30 minutes south of Toledo in northwest Ohio

Founded: 1910

Campus: 1,338 acre residential campus with 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 to 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 22.6; average high school GPA is 3.31

Ethnic and racial minority students made up 20 percent of the entering fall class

More than $25 million in scholarships awarded each year

2013 operating budget of $283.5 million for Bowling Green and Firelands campuses combined

2014-15 Annual Fee Structure

  • $18,850 for Ohio undergraduate student tuition, fees, room, meals*
  • $26,158 for nonresident undergraduate student tuition, fees, room, meals*
  • $11,582 for Ohio graduate student tuition and fees
  • $18,890 for nonresident graduate student tuition and fees

*standard rates

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Athletics

18 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women

Men's sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer

Women's sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball