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Bowie State University Student Life

Bowie State University is on a 295-acre campus in a small town setting in Bowie, Maryland, not far from Baltimore and Washington and DC. There are many activities and organizations for Bowie State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Bowie State University also has fraternities and sororities..

Bowie State University students' favorite campus traditions are Fall Convocation, Homecoming Events and Honors Convocation.

Bowie State University Housing

Bowie State University offers 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 2021, 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 5,227 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,385 students chose to live on-campus. 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 and .

Bowie State University Athletics

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
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

Is Bowie State University Safe?

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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Bowie State University Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

93%

In State

7%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

82%

4%

4%

3%

2%

2%

2%

0.17%

0.17%

Undergraduate Students

5,227

Graduate Students

944

Non-Resident / International Students

122

Bowie State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,171

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,445

Out-of-State

$19,136

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
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