Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

Ohio, United States | Public


Founded in 1910 as a normal school, Bowling Green State University (or, more commonly known as BGSU) is a public research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Since its beginning, the institution has developed from a normal rural school into a comprehensive research university.
BGSU has been, time and again, ranked for its academic programs in various magazines including Forbes, Washington Monthly and TIME. The university also provides satellite programs in its campus in Huron, Ohio which is a 20-minute ride from the main university.
The Bowling Green State University offers a total of 200 undergraduate, 17 doctorate and 54 master programs including various online graduate courses.



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Bowling Green, the home of BGSU, is a city and county seat of Wood County, Ohio located 30 minutes south of Toledo, United States. The city has a rich economy and is popular for its automobile industry and wind farms. Bowling Green has a population of 30,000 as compared to the 18000 students in BGSU. Although there are no major spots to visit, there are some fests like Wood County Fair, Winterfest and Black Swamp Arts Festival, which may interest you if you are into ethnicity and traditions.


BSGU has a total of 200 undergraduate, 17 doctorate and 54 master programs including various online graduate courses. The Central Campus has large lecture halls and classrooms. In addition, there are various recreational clubs, libraries like the Jerome Library, workshop spaces and laboratories included in the total 116 buildings on the campus.

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One thing the Bowling Green State University is not so famous for is its residing options. Almost 85 percent of the students are from Ohio itself, which means less than 30 percent of students have a poor arrangement for their residing options.


With a total of about 2000 staff members, BGSU has a low student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Out of these, 40% is full-time faculty and have been represented by the BGSU Faculty Association in collective bargaining. All the teachers are highly qualified in their respective fields, with some holding doctorates as well.
In addition to teaching staff, BGSU has more than 300 research staff members. As a matter of fact, Bowling Green State University has also been classified as a Doctorate-Grating research university that has a high research activity. BGSU has also a staff-immigration service and many famous teachers, including American author James Baldwin, have taught at Bowling Green State University.

Jobs and placements

Well, they happen; if that’s what you want. The percentages are not too satisfying and the management blames it on the “too difficult” placement test. Most of the students go for off-campus opportunities or athletic careers instead. However, if you manage to get good SATs (and acquaintances with alumni), then your chances of getting placed are bright.

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