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Bowie State University

Bowie, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About Bowie State University

Bowie State University is a public, state college in the town of Bowie, Maryland. Bowie State University was founded in 1865. The college currently enrolls around 6,308 students per year, including 5,381 undergraduate students.

Bowie State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Bowie State University. Bowie State University admitted 87% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 4,333 out of 4,953 total applicants were accepted.

Bowie State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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College Info

14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, MD 20715

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bowie State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bowie State University is May 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bowie State University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bowie State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

870 - 1010


Math SAT Range

420 - 510


Reading SAT Range

410 - 580

Bowie State University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bowie State University is like? There are approximately 6,308 students enrolled at Bowie State University, including 5,381 undergraduate students and 927 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from MD and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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May 15
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