Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 60 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 16,908 (14,334 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,996 in-state; $14,648 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall it is pretty great, the location is not ideal.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I studied neural and cognitive sciences in Psychology. It was an excellent opportunity. Very low cost of living in the area, a quiet college town. Great place to study. Curriculum was excellent, a lot of flexibility in classes. I was able to take classes outside of my department for interdisciplinary purposes. Very supportive and pleasant faculty, they really make the program great. Lots of funding for grad students. The stipend is livable (although tight) and guaranteed funding for at least 4 years. After 4 years they do their best to help you by letting you teach courses ect.. Travel support for conferences was okay, but it could have been better.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a strict online student in the military and I do not utilize the physical campus.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Bowling Green has some growing in the area of diversity.
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

-cannot comment on MBA program yet -MMUS program is quality, though it can be insular. -If in MUS program, make sure to make an effort to network in "other" fields in MUS- it does pay off.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

BGSU has a fantastic reading education program, which many teachers in Ohio need to satisfy the third grade guarantee requirements. Students have real in-class preparation with a Title I teacher and literacy coach. Students are also offered tuition scholarships for the entirety!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Very collaborative program with lots of resources.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

BGSU is generally a good choice for graduate school and has several notable programs in the humanities, higher ed admin/student services, and hard sciences. you're moving to a small, rural town with not much to do...which is great for finishing your thesis or dissertation. Financial aid packages could be more competitive as you have to pay for your own health insurance as well as student fees (if you qualify, general tuition is waived plus you get a small stipend). Opportunities for professional development are available provided that you seek them out. You do need to be very proactive as a BGSU grad student (or at any University). BGSU doesn't have all the services of a large state university but you get a bit more attention as a result. I have no regrets about attending BGSU for grad school.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: MPA program is highly recognized and competitive. Nice college town. Affordable living. Aligned internships and career preparation. Great diverse student body and faculty. Cons: Transportation and access to big cities limited.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

All the teachers have great connections and real world experience to prepare you for a career
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