What are the freshman admissions requirements for Bowie State University?
To be admitted to Bowie State University, a 2.0 minimum high school cumulative grade point average is required with a minimum 900 SAT score on the critical reading and math sections of the exam or a 19 ACT composite score. Admission to Bowie State University is based on a "sliding scale," so consideration is given to those students who have higher grade point averages but may not have tested as well.
What are the deadlines for applying for admission?
February 15 is the deadline for submitting completed applications for the fall semester and November 1 is the deadline for the spring semester. Due to additional requirements and processing, the international student deadline for applying for the fall semester is January 1 and the spring semester is September 1.
What if I miss the deadline?
Admission to Bowie State University is done on a "rolling basis" as long as the institution is able to accommodate students. Priority consideration is given to those applicants who meet the deadline.
What constitutes a complete application?
A completed admissions application consists of the application, the application fee of $40.00, the official high school transcript, and the SAT or ACT scores.
When should I take the SAT or ACT exam? How many times should I take the exam?
The SAT or ACT exam should be taken in the spring of your junior year or no later than the fall of your senior year. The highest individual scores are used in the evaluation and you are not penalized for the number of times you take the exam.
Is Bowie State University fully accredited?
Bowie State University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Most academic programs have full accreditation through their departmental accrediting associations as well.
How much does it cost to attend Bowie State University?
Tuition and fees for a full-time, in-state student for 2011-2012 are $6,347 for the year. Tuition and fees for an out-of-state student for 2011-2012 are $16,888. Room and board vary depending on the residence hall and meal plan chosen. Average costs for room and board are approximately $7,000 and books run an additional $1,000.
Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are available for students who have meritorious abilities in academics, fine arts and music, athletics, and ROTC (leadership).
Can students have cars on campus?
Freshmen who live on campus cannot have cars.
Where is Bowie State University located?
Bowie State University is centrally located in Bowie, MD, between Washington, DC (the nation's capital), Annapolis, MD (the state capital), and Baltimore, MD (the largest city in the state). The campus is easily accessible by car, off Route 197 from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway or Route 50; by MARC train from Union Station in Washington, DC, or Penn Station in Baltimore; by Metrobus from the New Carrollton subway station; and by plane from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Ronald Reagan National Airport, or Dulles International Airport.
What opportunities are there for me to visit the campus?
Bowie State University offers open houses. For 2011-2012, the dates are Saturday, November 19, 2011 and Saturday, March 31, 2012. Registration can be done online beginning late September 2011. For more information about visit campus, click here.
I received my acceptance letter from Bowie State University, what's next?
A complete checklist has been complied to help students successfully transition into college life, click here for a step-by-step guide.