About This CampusAt Bowie State University, you will be part of a 300-acre suburban campus centrally located between Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. As a member of the BSU family, you will join a close-knit community of outstanding faculty, caring staff and dedicated students where every aspect of campus life is designed to help you succeed. BSU is one of the oldest Historically Black Universities in the nation and serves persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds with educational opportunities that will enable students to function in a highly technological and interdependent world. The University continues to honor its heritage of providing access to higher education for under-represented populations with a continuing commitment to African-Americans. Involvement in campus life is central to the university. BSU places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal education.
Location InformationBowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The University is centrally located on a scenic wooded tract next to the city of Bowie. This location is about five miles east of Greenbelt and Lanham, less than 15 miles west of Annapolis, and seven miles north of the Capital Beltway (I-95) at the New Carrollton exit at Route 450. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is less than five miles west of the University if using either the Greenbelt Route 193 exit or the Laurel Route 197 exit. Route 197 brings motorists within 200 yards of the campus. In winter 1989, a MARC commuter rail station opened at the University, serving the Baltimore-Washington Corridor and adding a second public transportation option to existing Metrobus service.