Bowling Green State University: Narrative Description

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Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel: (419)372-2531
Admissions: (419)372-2086
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1910. Setting: 1,230-acre small town campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $104.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $5.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5803 per student. Total enrollment: 18,989. Faculty: 1,050 (841 full-time, 209 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 11,221 applied, 90% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 16 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 14,829 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,080 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 43 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Toledo, Medical College of Ohio. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6818 full-time, $321 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,126 full-time, $670 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1254 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6588. College room only: $3996. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 285 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: University Activities Organization, Undergraduate Student Government, Latino Student Union, H20 (Religious/Spiritual Group). Major annual events: homecoming, Sibs and Kids Weekend, dance marathon. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 7,286 college housing spaces available; 7,129 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Jerome Library plus 2 others with 2.5 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 9,502 serials, 718,734 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $5.4 million. 6,240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bowling Green, the county seat of Wood County, is located 23 miles south of Toledo. Community facilities in this metropolitan area include libraries, many churches, a hospital, shopping areas, and major civic and service organizations. Lake Erie and the Maumee River provide facilities for recreation.

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