Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $40 for graduate school at Bowie State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationhttps://www.bowiestate.edu/admissions-and-aid/
Online Applicationhttps://www.bowiestate.edu/admissions-and-aid/apply-online.php
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 81.21% and the yield is 23.11%. 1,652 men and 3,516 women applied to Bowie State and 1,305 men and 2,892 women students were accepted. Among them, 355 men and 615 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,1681,6523,516
Admitted4,1971,3052,892
Enrolled970355615
Acceptance Rate 81.21%79.00%82.25%
Yield 23.11%27.20%21.27%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 896 students (92% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 43 students (4%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 520 and the 25th percentile is 440. The SAT Math score is 500 (75th) and 410 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 19 (75th percentile) and 16 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440520
SAT Math410500
ACT Composite1619
ACT Math1517
ACT English1520
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bowie State University are very low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Bowie State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Bowie State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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