Parents & Family

Why should your son or daughter consider Bowling Green State University?

BGSU helps students stand out through engaged faculty, student involvement, and leadership opportunities.  We have also been ranked the #1 public university in Ohio for boosting graduates' earnings by The Economist, helping your son or daughter go far after earning their BGSU degree.

BGSU puts an emphasis on safety and security. Bowling Green State University’s Campus Security report includes crime statistics and prevention information to assist students in making decisions that affect their personal safety. We also offer the AlertBG Text Message Service, the Campus Escort Service, 27 full-time campus police officers, in addition to many other public safety services.

Finally, we offer automatic and renewable scholarships to our students in addition to other forms of financial aid. You can also utilize our Searchable Scholarships Guide to ensure you are finding all scholarships your student is eligible to apply for.

We know selecting the right college or university can be a daunting task for students and parents both.  We are always happy to assist you through the college search process and encourage you to utilize the many resources offered by Parent and Family Programs.  Additionally, be sure to attend BGSU's annual Falcon Family Weekend to stay connected with your student and the BGSU community.