Out of State Students
JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
For people looking for a true sense of belonging, northwest Ohio extends a particular welcome. Here, the region offers a comfortable combination of affordability and accessibility, creating a satisfying quality of life for residents.
And that’s entirely right for a region that will attract and retain the best talents from elsewhere as well as within as the heart of the new manufacturing economy, where good ideas can reach global proportions, and life can be good every step of the way.
There are plenty of opportunities to make friends, pursue academic, social, religious and cultural interests and be active without ever leaving campus. If you do want to leave campus there are multiple ways to access town and neighboring cities. The BGSU shuttle system is a free service that serves nearly the entire city of Bowling Green. The BGSU Shuttle Service has bus stops located on campus and at surrounding shops, apartments and restaurants. Students who need an occasional ride out of town can also take advantage of our campus ridesharing network through MyBGSU.
Bowling Green, Ohio
Located within the lush heartland of Ohio, Bowling Green is within two hours of Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toledo. Easy access to I-75 and I-80/90 turnpike provides uncomplicated driving into and out of town.
Agriculture and food processing-companies in the region include Campbell’s Soup, Cargill, ADM, and the Andersons.
Companies and institutions important to this sector include: Bowling Green State University, BP-Husky Refining, LLC, FirstSolar, Marathon, Sunoco, Xunlight, First Energy and others.
Corporate Headquarters and Professional Services
Marathon Petroleum, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, and Owens Corning remain the area’s resident Fortune 500 world headquarters.
The region’s leading manufacturers include General Motors, Chrysler-Jeep, Whirlpool, and Johns Manville.
Travel and Tourism
You can ride 17 roller coasters at Cedar Point, take in art at the Toledo Museum of Art, visit an 18th century village at Sauder Village, or enjoy the splendor of Lake Erie from the region’s north coast.