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BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY - [BSU], BOWIE, MARYLAND

Bowie, MarylandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1865Established Year
  6320Enrollment

Bowie State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Bowie State University located in Bowie, Maryland was established in 1865. The institute has been accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1961. 

14 post- bachelor’s certificate programs, 23 undergraduate degrees, 19 master’s degrees, and 2 doctoral degrees are offered in various demanding fields preferred to study in the US like Arts & Sciences, Education, Human Resource Development, Business, and Professional Studies.

Ranking

  • #35 in Best Undergraduate Teaching by usnews.com
  • #191 in Most Liberal Colleges in America by niche.com.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment7.3 million USD
Student Retention Rate72%
Annual Acceptance Rate (Fall 2018 )35%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; Online
The annual cost of Attendance33,869 USD
Admission Helpdesk301 860-3415

Programs

  • BSU offers 22 undergraduate degrees, 19 master’s degree programs, and 2 doctoral degree programs. 14 certificate programs are also offered.
  • The most popular disciplines studied at BSU include Business Administration and Management, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology and Criminal Justice.
  • BSU offers special programs such as Education Innovation Initiative, Entrepreneurship Academy, Scholar’s Studio, etc.
  • 53 programs at BSU are provided by the 4 colleges under this university:
    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Professional Studies
  • The College of Business at BSU offers an in-depth MBA program with courses in accounting, management, finance, and marketing. M.S. degrees are offered in computer science, Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Campus

  • Bowie State University offers on-campus facilities like Addiction Prevention Centre, walk-in health clinic (Henry Wise Wellness Centre), BSU Bookstore, Dining Services, Library Resources, etc
  • The university has 50+ student clubs that allow students to meet new people and build networks.
  • Students enjoy a rich social life outside the classroom. Numerous events such as Photography Exhibitions, Art Exhibitions, Seminars, etc are organized all year round.
  • 83% of the undergraduate students are enrolled full time while 17% are part-time students. 87% of the attending students are in-state while 12% are out of state students.
  • The university is located in a secure suburban area that offers all the facilities if city life without all the chaos and rush involved in big cities.

Residence

  • BSU offers traditional on-campus housing in six residence halls. Students may also choose to reside in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC) or seek accommodations in campus affiliated off-campus housing.
  • The majority of the residential halls are equipped with double rooms, community bathrooms, and kitchens. The Alex Haley Residential Complex, however, offers suite-style accommodation.
  • The Disability Support Services offers assistance to students with disabilities in finding suitable accommodation as well as other services.
  •  Basic amenities such as laundry services, common kitchen facilities, dining services, cable TV, lounge access, etc.

Application Process

Student Class Profile:

  • Total Enrolment: 6,320; Undergraduate Enrolment: 5,308; Graduate Enrolment: 1,012
  • Percentage of Male Students: 39%; Percentage of Female Students: 61%
  • Average SAT Scores: 940 (Math: 460; Reading+ Writing: 480)
  • Average GPA of entering students (undergraduate level): 2.53
  • Supporting Documents Required
    • Affidavit of Financial Support/ Bank Statement, etc
    • Immigration Requirements (F1 Visa),
    • Proof of English Proficiency,
    • High School Official Transcripts, 
    • Completed Application Form,
    • Overall Graduation Rate: 42% ; Retention Rate: 68%
  • Application Deadlines: 
    • Fall Intake – February 1
    • Spring Intake – November 1

Cost of Attendance

The annual estimated Cost of Attendance for undergraduate students is 9,568.10 USD.

The annual estimated Cost of Attendance at the graduate level is 839.36 USD.

Type of ExpenseCost for undergraduate students (USD)Cost for Graduate Students/ credit (USD)
Tuition8,169709
Various University Fees1,379128.66
Accommodation Expenses/ semester (residence halls)2,472 – 3,8082,472 – 3,808
Meal Plans/ semester1,925 – 2,3501,925 – 2,350

Financial Aid for International Students

  • International students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may qualify for certain academic scholarships, external scholarships, and part-time jobs.
  • The average need-based scholarship/ grant per student is 7,416 USD/ student.
  • Students need to apply separately for individual scholarships or grants from the official university website.
  • Approximately 86% of the full-time undergraduate students at BSU receive some form of financial aid.
  • Around 85.8% of students at BSU apply for need-based financial aid. Out of this, 17.4% of the students had their need fully met.

Alumni

  • The BSU National Alumni Association helps alumni members stay connected with other alumni members and current students.
  • Notable alumni members of BSU are Tony Braxton (singer), Christa McAuliffe (astronaut), Isaac Redman (American Footballer)

Placement

  • BSU organizes annual career expo fairs to connect their students with potential employers.
  • Some employers who visit on campus for recruitments are Providence Centre Inc, Maryland State Government, Kearney & Company.
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Bowie State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population6570
FAFSA Code002062
Application Cost$40
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$18,873 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9508601040 88%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480440520-
Mathematics470420520-
ACTCheck Detailed Score181620 12%
English171420-
Mathematics181520-

Bowie State University Acceptance Rate

36.0%

Acceptance Rate

10816

Total Applicants

6570

Total Enrolled

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Female

37.0%

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63.0%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program36.0%
Total Applicants14911
Total Enrolled5368
Graduate
Graduate Programs36.0%
Total Applicants3339
Total Enrolled1202

Bowie State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Bowie State University Enrollment6570
Undergraduate Enrollment5368
Graduate Enrollment1202
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate40.4%

Attendance Cost

$18,873

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,873 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,638 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$2,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,546 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,874 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,600 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,600 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,600 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Nursing ProgramsMaryland Board of Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
31143114--
+1-301-860-4000
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14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715-9465
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Book Store

Follett Higher Education Group0.25 Km
Always December4.62 Km
Re Reads6.35 Km

Airport

BWI International Airport3.39 Km
Anne Arundel NDB BUH 2607.21 Km
RootsTour Jamaica7.32 Km
Hangar 857.64 Km
Hangar 847.64 Km
Hangar 807.65 Km
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Shopping Mall

Bowie Plaza3.87 Km
Free State Shopping Center4.8 Km
Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center4.84 Km
Market Place Shopping Center4.99 Km
Bowie Marketplace5.03 Km
Princess Shopping Center5.43 Km
Crofton Centre5.78 Km
Priest Bridge Centre Shopping Center6.04 Km
Eastgate Centre6.36 Km
Walgreens6.38 Km
The Market Place Piney Orchard6.39 Km
Hopkins place6.59 Km
Crofton Village Shopping Center6.66 Km
Aerospace Place6.98 Km
The Village at Waugh Chapel7.22 Km
Waugh Chapel South LLC7.27 Km
Rack Room Shoes7.3 Km
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Restaurant

Sakura Japanese Steak, Seafood House & Sushi Bar4.76 Km
Papa John's Pizza4.77 Km
IHOP4.87 Km
Subway4.91 Km
The Big Fish Grille5.45 Km
Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill5.5 Km
Allison's Restaurant6.08 Km
Crofton Bowling Centre6.26 Km
Domino's Pizza6.34 Km
Outback Steakhouse6.47 Km
Houlihan's6.58 Km
Fuji Hibachi Sushi & Lava Bar6.63 Km
Bonefish Grill6.69 Km
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Hospital

Golden Days Primary and Express Medical Care5.14 Km
Golden Days Healthcare5.15 Km
ExpressCare Urgent Care Center Bowie5.34 Km
Righttime Medical Care - By Appointment Only6.06 Km
Chesapeake ERgent Care6.24 Km
DaVita Greenbelt Home Training (pd Only)6.61 Km
Medpro Hospitalists Llp6.78 Km
Synergy Spine and Pain Center6.78 Km
Providence Hospital 1160 Varnum St., N.E., Wash DC NE Wash DC6.82 Km
Xpress Medical Specialties LLC6.85 Km
Kwasi Debra, MD, MBA7.02 Km
Annapolis Medical Weight Loss7.07 Km
Righttime Medical Care7.08 Km
Urgent Care Walk In Clinic - Maryland Primary Care7.21 Km
Dimensions Surgery Center7.82 Km
UM Bowie Health Center7.86 Km
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Bus Station

Bowie State University & Martin Luther King Jr Center15.98 Km

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