Bowie State Admissions

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-financial-aid/
Online Applicationhttps://www.bowiestate.edu/admissions-financial-aid/apply-online/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 80.00% and yield is 21.01%. 1,655 men and 3,194 women applied to Bowie State and 1,274 men and 2,587 women students were accepted. Among them, 344 men and 492 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,8491,6553,194
Admitted3,8791,2742,587
Enrolled815344492
Acceptance Ratio 80.00%76.98%81.00%
Yield 21.01%27.00%19.02%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 743 students (90% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 51 students (6%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 520 and 25th percentile is 440. The SAT Math score is 510 (75th) and 420 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 62 (75th percentile) and 62 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440520
SAT Math420510
ACT Composite1621
ACT Math1519
ACT English1522
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bowie State University are very low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,080, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

Bowie State requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Bowie State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Bowie State online application page .
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
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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