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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.

2021/2022 Placement

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Home Payment
Limited

2022/2023 Placement

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Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Bowie
Population | 50,269
Enrollment | 6,100
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/30-12/22
Spring | 01/24-05/20

Campus Diversity

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

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Graphics
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Military Sciences
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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 / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/15/21

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($379.42 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $160.00 Year Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/15/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 20% living on campus
  • Double: $3489.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans

Resources

Campus Links

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/15/21

Requirements

  • Health records | due by: August 20
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Must buy host campus plan
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Covid-19

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