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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%

About Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is a public, state university in the town of Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green State University was founded in 1910. The college enrolls around 17,645 students a year, including 14,465 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bowling Green State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green State University admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 17,447 applications received in 2022, 13,723 students were offered admission.

Bowling Green State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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Bowling Green State University is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, near Toledo.

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College Info

200 University Hall Bowling Green, OH 43403

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bowling Green State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bowling Green State University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bowling Green State University is Aug 1.

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

Bowling Green State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1165


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1165 and Above


980 to 1165


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bowling Green State University students is 1087. Applicants with SAT scores of 1165 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bowling Green State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1165 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bowling Green State University.

Bowling Green State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bowling Green State University is like? There are approximately 17,645 students enrolled at Bowling Green State University, including 14,465 undergraduate students and 3,180 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from OH and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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