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Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

About This Campus

At Bowie State University, you will be part of a 300-acre suburban campus centrally located between Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. As a member of the BSU family, you will join a close-knit community of outstanding faculty, caring staff and dedicated students where every aspect of campus life is designed to help you succeed. BSU is one of the oldest Historically Black Universities in the nation and serves persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds with educational opportunities that will enable students to function in a highly technological and interdependent world. The University continues to honor its heritage of providing access to higher education for under-represented populations with a continuing commitment to African-Americans. Involvement in campus life is central to the university. BSU places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal education.

Location Information

Bowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The University is centrally located on a scenic wooded tract next to the city of Bowie. This location is about five miles east of Greenbelt and Lanham, less than 15 miles west of Annapolis, and seven miles north of the Capital Beltway (I-95) at the New Carrollton exit at Route 450. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is less than five miles west of the University if using either the Greenbelt Route 193 exit or the Laurel Route 197 exit. Route 197 brings motorists within 200 yards of the campus. In winter 1989, a MARC commuter rail station opened at the University, serving the Baltimore-Washington Corridor and adding a second public transportation option to existing Metrobus service.

Chance of Placement

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Host Payment (A)
N/A
Home Payment (B)
Excellent

Campus Links

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Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

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Location | Bowie
Population | 50,269
Enrollment | 5,426
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/23
Spring | 01/24-05/23

Campus Diversity

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White | 2%
Black | 90%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 2%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 0%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Computer Graphics, Fine Art

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Telecommunications

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

General Studies: Arts and Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences, Naval ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Technology, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Government, International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Child Psychology, Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Computer Technology, Information Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($239.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/11/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $136.00 Year Plan B Optional

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/11/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 27% living on campus
  • Double: $3590.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2080.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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