Bowie State University


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Bowie State University

In-state Tuition

$5,730 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$15,034 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 266,203 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 460 current serial subscriptions.
  • 458,011 microforms.
  • 6,861 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Amos White,IV Art Gallery (MLK)



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 3,144 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 24 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 546 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available 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
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, academic


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 28% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 14% of housing units are Singles.
  • 65% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 20% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 7 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 29% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.


  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Activities, Fashion Shows, Spring Arts Festival, Spring Fling, Pan-Hell Week, Welcome Week, Class Weeks
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 71 organizations on campus.
  • 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 Administration, Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Sigma National Biology Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society, Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society, Nursing Honor Society, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Phi Alpha theta International Honorary Society in History, Phi Alpha Theta International Honorary Society in History, Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society), Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta International, English Honor Society
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministry, Campus Ministry
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association Carribean Student Association, African Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Art Guild, The Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), Baptist Student Ministry, Best Buddies, Bowie State Chapter, Biomedical Club, Bowie Gospel Choir, Business Club, Bowie State Forensic Club, Bowie State Pom Pom Squad, Campus Ministries, LeCercle Francais (The French Club), Circle K Club, commuter Student Association, Computer Technology Club Concert Band, Criminal Justice Club, Education Club, English Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Good Sister, Inc, Histroy and Government Club, Honors Student Organization, Human Resource Development Society, International Students Association, Jazz Ensemble, Journalism Club, Marching Band, Matematics Association of America, Student Chapter, NAACP Bowie State Chapter, National Association of Black Accountants, National Society for Black Engineers, Student Chapter, PEP/BACCHUS (Peers Educating Peers), The Pedology ClubPre-Alumni Club, Pre-Law Society, The Psychology Club, Social Work Club, the Sociology/Antropology Club, the Spanish Club, Student Government Association, Univrsity Choir, WBSU Radio
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) BSU Spectrum (monthly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Baltimore-Washington International Airport (15), Washington International Airport (20)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Bowie (0)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Bowie (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland–College Park)
  • Additional Policies

    honor code, hazing prohibited

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