Bowling Green State University

Women's WCLA Contact: Alex Nader
9 / 10
14,858 Undergrads / 17,540 Students
5 / 10
$17,427 Net Price
3 / 10
72% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Fringe

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
42% / 60%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Toledo Ohio Area
  • Cleveland/Akron Ohio Area
  • Columbus Ohio Area
  • Cincinnati Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Dayton Ohio Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Lima Ohio Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • The Ohio State University
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • The University of Toledo
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Owens Community College
  • KeyBank
  • Cardinal Health
  • PNC
  • Owens Corning
  • ProMedica
  • IBM
  • EY
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
450 - 570
440 - 550
980 - 1230
18 - 24
18 - 24
19 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 17,179 6,872 10,307
% Admitted 72% 72% 72%
% Admits That Enroll 27% 28% 27%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.35
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Education (15%)
    Business (13%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (10%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (5%)
    English Language & Literature (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (4%)
    Psychology, General (4%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (3%)
    Education, Other (3%)
    Rhetoric and Composition (3%)
    Engineering Technology, General (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$11,316 $18,593
    Books & Supplies$727 $727
    Cost of Living$9,168 $9,168
    Personal Expenses$3,976 $3,976
    Sticker Price$25,187 $31,897

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    95% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship82%$7,411
    Federal Grants33%$4,626
    Pell Grants32%$4,392
    Other Federal10%$1,124
    State & Local Grants23%$1,987
    Institutional Grants68%$5,985
    Student Loans67%$7,710
    Federal Loans65%$5,600
    Other Loans12%$12,356

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $162 Million $9,252

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,750 $276

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 8.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,922 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $40,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.06 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 42% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 12 11
    Fondling 5 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 -
    Burglary 4 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 2 2

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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