14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, MD 20715-9465 301-860-3415
http://www.bowiestate.edu ugradadmissions@bowiestate.edu
About Bowie State University
  • Year of Foundation 1865
  • Size of Campus 312 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,020
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 64%, 36%, 8%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,286 in-state,$13,591 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $6,823
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 3,953
Bowie State University is building a dynamic future on a proud heritage. Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. In addition to its 23 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 35 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA. As a member institution of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. Bowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. At the same time, it boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association Carribean Student Association, African Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming Activities, Fashion Shows, Spring Arts Festival, Spring Fling, Pan-Hell Week, Welcome Week, Class Weeks
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 2%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Honor Society, Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society, Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Kappa Delta National Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Admin
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministry, Campus Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Distance to nearest airport Baltimore-Washington International Airport (15), Washington International Airport (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Bowie (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bowie (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 29%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 20%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 28%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (24%), women's dorms (24%), men's dorms (15%), apartment for single students (37%), other housing options (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 14%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 65%
Campus Services
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 24
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 266,203
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,861
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 546
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, academic
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Amos White,IV Art Gallery (MLK)
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 460
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Microforms 458,011
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland--College Park)
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
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