Bowling Green State University COle McCandless




I chose this school because it is close to home, it is smaller school, and it has a good reputaion.


The university is located in Bowling Green, Ohio.

103 miles from Davidson High School, 1 h and 56 min drive.



16,921 were enrolled in 2015. 43% male to 57% female. Average ACT score for freshman is 22.7. Average high school GPA is 3.31. 76% of applicants are admitted. 77.5% of first year students return. Academic GPA and standardized test scores are considered very important. NCAA Division 1 athletics. City has population of 61,488. Closest metropolitan area is Toledo. The university is known for their teaching in forensics and aviation. Cost of attendance in-state is $24,100. "In terms of being a college town, Bowling Green is great."- Current Student


Most popular majors at BGSU are: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Studies, Education, Other, Psychology, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General and Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. "I think the academics at BG are great. Professors are willing to talk to any student that needs help. The curriculum of everything makes sense. registration is hard because everyone is trying to sign up at the same time but eventually, you get most of your classes in. A popular study area is the 8th floor of the library."- Current Student


  • Application deadline is July 15
  • 76% of applicants admitted
  • Average GPA is 3.30
  • Average ACT score is 24
  • Average SAT score is 570
  • Letter of recommendation is not required, interview not required


Greek Village
  • Centennial Hall
  • Conklin North
  • Falcon Heights
  • Founders Hall
  • Harshman Quadrangle
  • Kohl Hall
  • Kreischer Quadrangle
  • McDonald Hall
  • Offenhauer Towers
  • Greek Village

"Some housing options are worse than others. The cheaper options are typically further away." -Current Student


  • In-state Total: $19,269
  • Out-of-state Total: $26,832
  • Tuition and Fees: In-state: $10,606, Out-of-State: $18142
  • Room and Board: $8,690
  • Books and Supplies: $1,010


  • Traditional: Stay as long as you want, eat whatever you want. Meals roll over from day to day.
  • Retail: Only pay for what you take to the register.
  • Custom: Combination of traditional and retail. First-year students must select a custom meal plan.
  • Once you choose one of these plans, you decide if your plan to be gold, silver, or bronze. Gold gives you the most food, but is more expensive. Bronze gives you the least food, but is the cheapest.
  • Gold: $2,093 --- Silver: $1,928 --- Bronze: $ 1,620
  • Bronze plan is the most popular
  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts on campus


  • Attend a sporting event
  • Play an intramural sport
  • Go to a play, musical, or concert
  • Join a student organization
  • Work on campus
  • Volunteer

"Around campus there's a lot of restaurants, bars, etc. downtown but outside of that it's just fields."- Current Student


Some famous alumni include Mike Emrick, Nate Thurmond, and Dan Bylsma.



Almost everything I read about this college had positive things to say about it. I would consider Bowling Green because it is relatively close to home and is fairly easy to get into. From what I've read, I wouldn't recommend the college to other people. Most people seem to be fairly happy at Bowling Green.



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