Bowie State University is on a 295-acre campus in the small town setting of Bowie, Maryland, not far from Baltimore and Washington and DC.
Bowie State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Bowie State University has fraternities and sororities.
The Bowie State University community comes together each year for Fall Convocation, Homecoming Events and Honors Convocation.
This table offers information on housing at Bowie State University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||34.9%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,400|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,385|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
Bowie State University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Bowie State University students live off campus. In 2022, 34.9% of undergrads at Bowie State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 1,400 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,381 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,385 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Bowie State University offers coed housing.
At Bowie State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Bowie State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Bowie State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bowie State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Bowie State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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