Bowling Green State University

United States of America

1058th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1910, the Bowling Green University is a large public research primarily residential university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States of America. It also has a satellite campus in Firelands in Huron, Ohio.

The university offers over 200 programs through its eight colleges such as College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Development, Firelands College, Graduate College, College of Health and Human Services, College of Musical Arts and College of Technology. The most popular programs at Bowling Green State University are  Education; Biology/Biological Sciences; Psychology; Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs; and Special Education and Teaching. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.

The university has an approximate student population of over 16,900 of which more than 14,300 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 75%.

The university remains a leader in teacher preparation and was ranked 127th among America's Best Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report.  BGSU was ranked 97th the Top Public Schools ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classified Bowling Green State University as a Doctorate-granting Research University with high research activity.

Notable Alumni: Lexi Allen (Singer, actress, television personality), Tim Conway (Emmy Award-winning actor), Jennifer Higdon (Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer)

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The undergraduate curriculum for a specialization in accounting is designed for the student who wants to prepare for a career as a professional accountant with industry, government, or nonprofit organizations or for public accounting practice as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Official high school transcript, ACT/SAT, GPA of 4.0, TOEFL ibt 71/ MELAB 69/ IELTS 6.0/ PTE 48

Careers in auditing, financial reporting, cost and managerial accounting, taxation, and information systems consulting

15th Jul


This specialization is intended to offer students an opportunity to design unique specializations that combine Economics with a related discipline. Students are encouraged to discuss their individual interests with the advisor as early in their program as possible to select the appropriate specialization courses to complete their program in a reasonable time.

Official high school transcript, ACT/SAT, GPA of 4.0, TOEFL ibt 71/ MELAB 69/ IELTS 6.0/ PTE 48

Applied scientist, Financial Managers, Budget analyst, Financial manager, Economics professor, Purchasing manager, Program analyst, Research analyst and director, Statistician

1st Nov


The MS in Applied Geospatial Sciences and Certificate in Geospatial Technology programs welcome students with undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences, social sciences, or business who have an interest in the application of geospatial tools in their field. While not a prerequisite, some coursework or experience in computer programming, statistics, and/or quantitative analysis is desirable.

GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0, 80 TOEFL IBT/77 MELAB/6.5 IELTS, recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, transcripts, resume

Geographer, cartographer, physical scientist, computer scientist, GIS analyst, database administrator, applications specialist, project manager, remote sensing scientist, surveyor, photogrammetrist, and image analyst

1st Feb


Africana studies provides majors with a base of knowledge and skills that are international and interdisciplinary. It focuses on people of African descent in Africa and in the African diaspora on six continents. Drawing from several disciplines, Africana studies offers courses that provide insight into international connections and prepare majors to examine issues and concepts from a variety of perspectives.

Official high school transcript, ACT/SAT, GPA of 4.0, TOEFL ibt 71/ MELAB 69/ IELTS 6.0/ PTE 48

Adjunct Faculty-Africana Studies View, Assistant Professor, UNC Humanities and Social Sciences, vAdjunct Instructor Pool for African Studies, Project Archivist

15th Jul


An interdisciplinary program dedicated to the holistic study of American culture, society, and institutions, American Culture Studies offers students individualized programs that focus on the American experience. Courses help students to develop the skills appropriate for the study and appreciation of American culture in all of its diversity. The program enables students to integrate the substance of other disciplines into coherent patterns reflecting the complexity of American life and our national heritage.

Official high school transcript, ACT/SAT, GPA of 4.0, TOEFL ibt 71/ MELAB 69/ IELTS 6.0/ PTE 48

Careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, law, broadcasting and librarianship

1st Nov

a) University online application

b) $45 application fee

c) Official high school transcript

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (460-580), Critical reading (460-580), Writing (420-550), ACT Composite (20-25)

f) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/MELAB scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

g) TOEFL IBT-71, MELAB-69, IELTS-6.0, PTE-48

h) Acceptance rate: 53.4% (2014)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Undergraduate: $ 32000

Graduate: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Bowling Green State University is $12900 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Spring-December 1, Summer-May 15

Graduate: Fall-July 15, Spring-October 15, Summer-March 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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