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
· Type: Public, Suburban
· Size: 5,300 students
· National Recognition: #25 in HBCU; Regional University Status
· 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
· 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:
· 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%