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Bowie State University

School Profile

  • Bowie State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Bowie, MD
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping School Backpacks
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 4,340
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 4,340

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Technology
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Technology

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering Technologies and Technicians
  • History
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Online Associate's Degrees


Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • English Language and Literature/Letters

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Online Master's Degrees



  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,040
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $16,479

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required for Some
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bulldogs


  • Ranked #28 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #268 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #442 Nursing

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Admissions Address

14000 Jericho Park Road
Attn: Admissions Office
Bowie, MD 20715
(301) 860-3415
Fax: (301) 860-3438
Contact: Don Kiah
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 51%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 51%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,153
Female applicants 1,960
Male applicants 1,193
Applicants accepted 1,612
Female applicants accepted 1,050
Male applicants accepted 562
Freshman enrollment 694
Female freshman enrollment 402
Male freshman enrollment 292
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 0
Students accepting place on wait list 0
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 2.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.4-3.3

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 90%
SAT Critical Reading average score 450
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 410-480
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 442
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 400-480
SAT Writing average score 439
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 390-480
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 10%
Average ACT Composite score 18
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-20
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 11-26
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 14-25
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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