Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Reviews
Bowling Green State University is a wonderful college to attend! The atmosphere is great and has a comfortable feeling to it. You never have to feel unsafe, or scared even at night. The classes are intriguing, and challenge students to explore and learn more about every topic. The staff is helpful, respectful, and willing to meet with you as often as you like. I would recommend Bowling Green State University to anyone who wants to continue on to a graduate college for their doctorate of physical therapy.
BGSU may be an ok school if you attend on campus, but it is not a good online option. I chose this school for the convenience of online and the promise that I could take one class at a time. Once I was one class in, I was informed that I would need to take 2 classes at a time and effectively complete 2/3 of my degree within one year. After that time I would have 3 years to complete the remaining 4 classes. Administration does not take student complaints seriously and instead of apologizing or attempting to make the process better, spends time defending the program. There is no wish to grow. My school has already decided that they will no longer offer BGSU as an option. I will transfer to KSU in the summer. There were a few bright spots in the program. It is too bad that these teachers are stuck in this environment.
I feel I earned a quality MSCJ degree from BGSU. The course work varied from incredibly tough and challenging to easier than expected. I perceived the faculty strove to protect the academic integrity of the program. The one chronic issue were the students. Seemed to be a lot of complaining over expectations. If you sign-up for a masters program, IT IS INTENDED TO BE ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS.
Obtaining a graduate degree is not for everybody. It is okay to earn a B. As a practitioner in the criminal justice field, I found the program to be very useful to understanding my career and the factors that influence it. The BGSU MSCJ was very positive for me and when worth the money, time, and emotional investment.
I attended Bowling Green State University from 2003-2007. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, so BGSU was the perfect distance from my home. I was far enough away to get the "college experience," but not so far that it would be a day trip to get home for a good meal. :o)
I was pleased with the size of the campus (not too big or small). The people and faculty were friendly. I got my BFA in Graphic Design at BGSU and recommend not only the school, but that program as well.
BGSU has several career paths that it is known for, and Art/Design is one among Education, Medical, etc. The campus has several wonderful resources as well (i.e. their library, technology centers, art facilities, etc.).
Overall I had a fantastic experience at Bowling Green State University.
I went to BGSU for 2 years before I transferred to focus on another major they didn't offer (very specialized veterinary major). However, I sorely missed BGSU for the great social life, tight-knit community feel and all of the great history that is BGSU.
The "town" of BG is a great little town with several fun bar and club options as well as small stores, etc. OFf campus housing is preferred but it was also great to live on-campus one year to make many, life-long friends.
I go back to BG whenever I can to party, walk around campus and reminisce. It truly was a great school, not too challenging, as others have said, but a good, solid education without all of the pressure of some other schools all of the time. The academics are great and school spirit are even greater. I had some of the most dedicated, passionate professors while there and I missed that! I wish I could go back... I never would have transferred away to focus on my career... which comes WAAAAy to quickly, I may add. :)
It was a great education from a respected University. I am just as proud of my BGSU degree as anyone that attended, either online or on campus. Classes are delivered through a Web-based enterprise portal. That I could acess as needed. It provided me with the flexible schedule I required.
The portal also has chat features one-on-one time with faculty and student-to-student contact. I am proud of my accomplishment and met more friends and contacts than I thought possible online. My new degree allows me the opportunity to advance my career beyond my expectations.