BGSU WELCOMES STUDENTS TO FALL SEMESTER
Over the next few days the campus will be transformed from its quiet summer self back into a bustling collegiate scene as nearly 6,000 students move into residence halls between today and Sunday (Aug. 20).
Enrollment remains strong, and the University is welcoming more than 3,500 new students to the Bowling Green campus. This is the fifth consecutive year that BGSU has recruited the academically strongest group of freshmen in its history. BGSU Firelands welcomes a class of nearly 450 first-time Firelands undergraduate students, in addition to more than 650 College Credit Plus students from area high schools.
A snapshot of the incoming Bowling Green class shows they have an average ACT score of 23 and an average GPA of 3.43. The number of top scholars — those with an ACT of 27 or higher and a GPA above 3.7 — is up by 20 percent. They come from around the world, from 23 states and 74 Ohio counties, and 26 percent are first-generation college students.
The new and returning students will be greeted by the transformed University Hall and Moseley Hall, two of the oldest buildings, made new again with state-of-the-art facilities. A number of offices including Admissions and those related to high-impact practices are now located in University, while Moseley has returned to its original identity as a science center, with new classrooms and labs for chemistry, biology, geology and medical laboratory sciences.
BGSU is seeing growth in a number of academic programs, and new this semester is the software engineering program.