Bowie State University

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Established in 1865, Bowie State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Bowie (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Bowie State University (BSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Bowie State University (BSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 155 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BSU
Founded 1865
Motto Prepare For Life
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie
20715-9465 Maryland
United States
Tel +1 (301) 860 4000
Fax +1 (301) 860 3518

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie 20715-9465
(301) 860 3415
877 772 6943

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bowie State University's Library
Bowie State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 142,309 physical volumes, 5,127 physical media, 3,215 digital/electronic medium and 87 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Bowie State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,400 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1961


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland (USM)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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