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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University, often referred to as Bowling Green or BGSU, is a public, coeducational research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 by the State of Ohio as part of the Lowry Bill, which also established Kent State University. The 1,338-acre (5.41 km2) main academic and residential campus is located 22 miles (35 km) south of Toledo, Ohio in Bowling Green along I-75. In addition BGSU operates a satellite campus, known as BGSU Firelands, in Huron, Ohio 60 miles (97 km) east of the main campus.

Fielding athletic teams known as Bowling Green Falcons, the university competes at the NCAA Division I level (NCAA Division I-A for football) as a member of the Mid-American Conference all sports except ice hockey, in which the university is a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. BGSU is one of only thirteen universities in the nation that plays Division I FBS football and Division I ice hockey. The official school and athletic colors are orange and brown.

Bowling Green offers over 200 undergraduate programs, as well as various master’s and doctoral degrees through eight academic colleges. The university has an enrollment of about 20,000 students, and an on-campus student population of 6,500 students. The majority of Bowling Green’s students are from Ohio, with close to 90% of the total enrollment made up of in-state students.

Bowling Green State University Rankings in 2010

Bowling Green State University Rankings in 2011

Bowling Green State University Tuition and Fees

2011-2012 Annual Fee Structure

Ohio Residents
Tuition & Fees $10,044
Room* $4,670
Bronze Meal Plan** $3,024
Total $17,738
Non-Ohio Residents
Tuition & Fees $10,044
Nonresident Fee*** $7,308
Room* $4,670
Bronze Meal Plan** $3,024
Total $25,046
Estimate of Other Annual Expenses
Book and Academic Supplies $1,140
Personal Expenses (entertainment, transportation, laundry, etc.) $3,344
Other Fees $136
* Standard occupancy rooms in the residence halls where most freshmen live.
** Other plans are priced at annual rates of $3,598 and $3,906.
*** BG Success Scholarships for non-Ohio residents covers 50% of nonresident fee. (A current value of $3,654)
  • Fees are subject to change at any time with Board of Trustees’ approval.
  • Laboratory fees not included.

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