The city of Bowling Green, Ohio, population 29,600 (including students), is located in northwest Ohio about 20 miles south of Toledo. Bowling Green State University's personal atmosphere is enhanced by its physically compact campus located within the Bowling Green community. Most restaurants and businesses are within walking or biking distance of the campus.
Outdoor recreational activities are readily available, including the beauty and recreational opportunities of Lake Erie. Camping, hiking, biking, canoeing and other outdoor activities are merely minutes away. However, Bowling Green is also within a comfortable driving distance of all major cities in Ohio (Cleveland - 2 hours, Columbus - 2.5 hours, and Cincinnati - 3 hours). In addition, Detroit, Michigan is less than an hour and a half away, Ann Arbor, Michigan is one hour away, and Chicago is a four hour drive.