Bowie State University Reviews

  • 34 Reviews
  • Bowie (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,874
88% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 34 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nel
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The school is ok when you want a family feel. You meet so many different people. Very sociable school and plus its a hbcu. Most professors are knowledgeable and want you to succeed.Then you have others that are the opposite. The overall process of getting into the school is draining. You get very discourage and may want to reconsider going here because the administrative staff was highly disorganized (incompetent). Hardly could get in touch with anyone and when you would was given the run around. No one in the office had the same information or even on the same page. You could never get the proper instructions especially with financial aid/counselors and the student accounts office. Needs better improvement before it deteriorates people from coming to the school! The schools website itself, information in each departments, syllabus, rules/policies, students bull dog connection, etc needs to be all updated.Oh There needs to be straight point of contacts to talk to actual person instead of back and forth through emails. Sometimes making an appointment can delay a student in trying to start classes."
Lee Collins
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
"Bowie State University's Counseling Department is CACREP recognized. This certification is the highest offered in the Counseling profession, and is a testament to Bowie State's commitment to both teaching excellence and quality research. Bowie State's graduates are active throughout the counseling field, and are making a practical difference in communities across the country. The counseling department is truly forward-thinking, as they are adding a new addictions training program that will utilize cutting-edge techniques to equip leaders. I am excited to be a part of a program that is making a real impact in the mental health arena, and attracting innovative and diverse graduate student leaders."
Olayemi Adurota
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"In considering an academic institution of higher learning, I cannot think of a better place to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to become a better nurse practitioner than Bowie State University. Not only does Bowie State have excellent and reputable faculty and staff, the flexibility of the courses made it easy for everyone to achieve their goals."
Olayemi Adurota
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"In considering an academic institution of higher learning, I cannot think of a better place to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to become a better nurse practitioner than Bowie State University. Not only does Bowie State have excellent and reputable faculty and staff, the flexibility of the courses made it easy for everyone to achieve their goals."
Olayemi Adurota
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"In considering an academic institution of higher learning, I cannot think of a better place to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to become a better nurse practitioner than Bowie State University. Not only does Bowie State have excellent and reputable faculty and staff, the flexibility of the courses made it easy for everyone to achieve their goals."
Tanya Lawrence-Riggins
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"I started at Bowie State because I wanted to attend an HBCU. Bowie State was not far from where I lived and it had a good reputation. I felt like I needed to pursue a higher degree and looked at a few different schools. I choose Bowie State because I heard that they had a good program for education. They didnt let me down. The course was rigorous, the teachers were fair and the experience was great. The professors were knowledgeable about what we would expect and experience in the classroom. I was fortunate enough to work provisionally while I was enrolled in the program and the insight and knowledge that I gained from my instructors really made the difference in my early years in the classroom. When I had issues in the classroom I had a wealth of resources to rely on for advice and assistance. The cohorts at Bowie State were helpful in making my transition from Corporate America to teaching seamless."
maya nabors
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Bowie is a great school, I learned a lot from going there. You gain some what of a family when you attend the school. I am so happy I went. I gained a lot of friends and knowledge. The location is great, nested right in between DC and Baltimore. There is a train right on campus to get you to either...enjoy!!!"
Marcus Perry
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I love the bachelor program at Bowie State university offered. The communication program has plenty of options, for people that want to do it all. Emerging Media is the concentration that I choose at Bowie State University. This concentration provides you with the skills required to pursue careers in content programming, sales, advertising, and administration within both traditional and emerging technology industries."
Avante Kendrick
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Bowie State University was a wonderful surprise for me. Many students attend Bowie State for convenience and I can't say my reason for attending was much different. Most professors will work with students and clearly outline course expectations early on. Various activities, many ways to be involved on campus. I would recommend to any student interested in pursuing nursing, professional studies or communications."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Bowie State University is a good school to attend. Very diverse and affordable. The professors are also willing to help students."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"The campus is small and you can get 1 on 1 time with the professors. However the natural science department needs more funding. Great for business, education, or communication majors."
Stevi
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Teaching
"Bowie State University is a great school if you want to become an educator. The education program requires that you complete a year long internship with 128 credits to complete the program. The history department also has great, insightful professors who are very helpful and qualified in their fields. Downside: the administration office is unorganized and careless at times. Paperwork will easily be lost and it is hard to get the desired assistance when trying to settle financial matters."
Adrian Carter
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I would describe Bowie State University as small knit family and a campus that progressively advancing everyday. My experience here is a one to remember because you'll meet excellent faculty, staff and peers that will be great connection in the future. This university has great programs from computer technology, business, nursing, social work and more. Also, the student life on campus is awesome, there are several different organizations and events that goes on during the semester."
ssuleman
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"Bowie State is a school that helps transfer students by accepting more credits transfer then most schools. The professor know their stuff. The school wants to help you graduate as fast as possible. The school is diverse with all races, the students get along and are friendly."
DeAndre Crusoe
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Journalism
"This school wasn't challenging for me. It was good to attend this school to network and meet different people getting a hbcu vibe . the social life of the school isn't what I would call ideal but it is something . Depending on what you want to do with life after school I would recommend that you attend Bowie State"
nikki
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I loved the professors, however the administrative staff was highly incompetent. No one office every had the same information. You could never get the proper instructions especially with financial aid and the student accounts office."
Tanisha Baker
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The courses in the program are excellent and have prepared me to become a Counselor, however the faculty are extremely difficult to contact and are not very accessible to students. The comprehensive exam does not prepare you take the exam for licensure."
Melanie Young
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2015
  • Degree: Education
"The department has faculty that has actually practiced in the field so we are learning beyond theory. However, the administration has always been disorganized and has not improved much since I completed my undergraduate coursework at this university."
Cilicia Minor
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Pros- Not expensive, great location, small student to teacher ratio, evening classes Cons- Workload, career support,"
Paola Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"Pros: 1. Access to faculty advisement is great. Professors are very dedicated to their students when asked for extra hours to explained material, or to offer career advisement. 2. You can always choose between thesis or comprehensive exam. 3. Access to different events through the semester which allows you to build up experience in networking with qualify and high profile professionals in the communications area. Cons: 1. The building is old. However, they are remodeling the whole campus so it's just a matter of time to have better installations for the communications department. The rest of careers have amazing installations and even a green environmentally friendly student center that is just gorg."