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Transfer Information: Bowie State University

For students and transfer ambassadors to help with the transfer research process.

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Why I Chose Bowie State

My favorite part of attending an HBCU was experiencing everyday the emense diversity and knowledge of the faculty, staff and students. Everyone  exceled at a high level and I felt like my professors and classmates were part of my extended family.  There’s so much pride in the voices of HBCU alumni, we are passionate about our alma mater well after graduation.  

Ann-Marie Thornton, CFRE

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Bowie State University – graduated 2002

Why: Close to home, excellent faculty and the experience of being in a diverse community

Profile, Rankings, and Data

Transfer Information

Institution Description

· Type: Public, Suburban

· Size: 5,300 students

· National Recognition: #25 in HBCU; Regional University Status

Transfer Admission

· Admission Profile: Less Selective, 33% Acceptance Rate

· Admission Requirements: Bowie Web-based application; Transcripts required; Transfers must have 24 credits or SAT or ACT scores.

· Click for Admission Process

· Deadlines: Fall – June 1; Spring – December 15th

· Fees: 40 dollars

Schedule an appointment with a Transfer Enrollment Specialist


· Estimated Cost of Attendance

o Tuition and Fees: In-state: $8,500, Out-of-state: $19,100

o Room and board: $11,500

Financial Aid and Scholarships

· Types of Aid Available - Scholarships, grants (such as PELL), VA Yellow Ribbon aid and Loans available. Please see the links in the box to the right.

· Transfer Specific Scholarships: 

  • Available to full-time transfer students pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Minimum 24 transferable credits
  • Must complete FAFSA by March 1 for the award year
  • Amount: up to $4,000


· Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1

· Programs: 53; Most popular are: business, radio and television broadcasting; criminal justice; psychology, biology

· Limited Admission Programs-have to apply separately or requires an audition

· Honors: Requires: 3.5 GPA with a minimum of 15 college credits; documentation from current honors program; completing a math placement test


· Degree Completion: Six year graduation rate: 45.3% 

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