Bowling Green State University


Bowling Green State University

Life design is a new kind of transformative education at Bowling Green State University. We start by teaching students to design their college experience and then provide them with tools to design their life. People believe college is about a degree and finding a job. Since we know that students can accomplish this at most universities, we pair students with a design coach who guides them through their collegiate career. BGSU is investing in Life Design in order to invest in you after a year like no other. Ready for a transformative education? Because we're ready for you!

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Forensics

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students who have taken college work before high school graduation, through programs such as College Credit Plus (CCP) or other post-secondary enrollment options, are first-year students. First-year students also include those who have taken a gap year(s) and have attempted less than 12 college-level hours after high school graduation (or equivalent). Students who have attempted 12 or more college-level hours after high school graduation (or equivalent) are transfer students.

Additional Information

Design Your Life
  • Comprehensive review of admission application for scholarship consideration
  • 20,000 students with 20% from diverse backgrounds
  • Average class size is 24
  • Competitive club sport opportunities to continue your high school athletic career
  • FLY Program for students with learning differences who might want extra help and support
  • Design Your Life with design coach assigned to every student 
  • 97% of graduates report being employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduating
  • Honors College with average GPA of 4.05 and 28 ACT

Visit us

One of the best ways to find your college fit is to connect with us both virtually and in person. We offer a robust on-campus and virtual experience with various engagements through your college search journey. From information about student life to details about scholarships to an overview of how we pair each current student with a design coach, it all starts with going to Don’t limit yourself to one campus visit or conversation – it’s a year-long process with your BGSU college search team guiding you along the way. We can’t wait to meet you.

Our world is a better place because of BGSU students. BGSU prepares all types of students for life after graduation, including yourself. In return, you will have a degree — and a purpose.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

BGSU Office of Admissions, 200 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403, United States of America

Phone number

(419) 372-2478