BGSU at a Glance


Campus and Location

  • Established in 1910 to educate teachers
  • In-town residential campus in a park-like setting
  • Bowling Green (population 31,588) is within easy driving distance of major Midwest cities and the Toledo airport

Students and Faculty

  • 19,000 students, including 2,500 at BGSU Firelands in Huron, Ohio
  • 18:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Students from 50 states and 70 countries
  • Average ACT for entering freshman is 23; average high school GPA is 3.42
  • 20% of the entering class are ethnic and racial minority students
  • Nearly 900 full-time faculty (nearly 80 percent with the highest degree in their field)

Student Life

Degree Programs and Learning Resources

  • More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs on the main campus; 8 baccalaureate and 14 associate degree programs at BGSU Firelands
  • Library system with millions of items and electronic access to research materials worldwide
  • 30 instructional computing labs across campus; a computer lab in every residence complex; residence hall rooms with wireless and wired high-speed internet access.

Financial Aid Opportunities

  • 90% of all entering freshmen receive financial aid
  • Scholarships worth more than $25 million
  • BGSU employs approximately 4,500 students on campus