Established in 1910 as a teacher-training institution, Bowling Green held its first classes in 1914, but it was not until the following year that the first two buildings--now University Hall and Williams Hall--were ready for use. Student enrollment for that initial year totaled 304, with a faculty of 21. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1917.
Bowling Green State University provides educational experiences inside and outside the classroom that enhance the lives of students, faculty and staff. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. Within our learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.
The Division of Research and Economic Development supports the scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities of the faculty, staff, and students of Bowling Green State University. World class research is being performed by BGSU faculty at several centers and institutes.
The student experience at Bowling Green State University offers you opportunities to explore, grow and succeed. In addition to quality learning in the classroom, undergraduate and graduate students can participate in faculty research, international programs and student organizations that add real-world and leadership experiences that take coursework to practical application.
Bowling Green State University is home to nearly 19,000 students including nearly 6,000 students who live in the 14 University residence halls. Living on campus is the true college experience and helps get you connected to the greater campus community!
The University Libraries aspires to become the heart of learning in the BGSU community, by creating a lively gathering-place for teachers and learners, and cultivating a well-chosen collection of resources to inspire them.
Falcon Health Center is located on the campus of Bowling Green State University. BGSU has partnered with Wood County Hospital to provide a new facility and health services for BGSU students, faculty and staff members as well as the community of Bowling Green. Located on the corner of South College and Wooster Street, Falcon Health Center is a convenient location for all.
Campus: 1,338 acre residential campus with park-like setting and 119 buildings including the new Stroh Center, The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Centennial Residence Hall, Falcon Heights Residence Hall, The Oaks Dining Center and Carillon Place Dining Center.
More than 308 student organizations and 40 social fraternities and sororities.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.