Hello all, this review obviously is about Bowie State University. Bowie State University is a school with potential. Sure, the school might not have the best library in the world. Sure, the school might not have the best English and Social Studies building or the finest gym or any of the extra items, but the point is the education is not bad at all and is surely worth the money compared to overpriced mediocre schools. The problem with Bowie is more social and campus maintenance. Again, this is the fluff not the main part. Some professors are true professionals and want to see everyone grow and develop. Some are condescending or annoying to deal with.
As a Black American University you are able to meet people from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean islands, South Americans, and American Black people. The diversity within the Black community is very well here as far as culture is concerned. Sadly, some of the students here all are followers and imitate other students by acting thuggish, urban, ghetto etc.. There are some good students here that you won't find anywhere else, but there are some stereotypical students that you just frown and shake your head at. The weed problem needs to be addressed. I am sick of the loudmouths all over the place with weed. Instead of doing those things, students should form MORE activities.
This place is a ghost town especially on weekends. Sure, it is great to rack in great grades, join a club or two or work during the school year, but no activities is no fun sorry. The place is too cliquish also. I can't believe how many cliques I have seen here just like any other college though. The people that do not fit the ghetto/thuggish stereotype have their own cliques and vice versa.
The school just needs to screen some of the students that come in here and everything should be fine. Commuters get a nice quiet surrounding city outside the beltway so crime is not a huge issue. The dorms themselves are quiet, but you have to definitely watch your belongings there.
The place is underrated. I guess because this college does a poor job at getting its name out there for students to attend. The place needs to get on the radar, if it wants to gain money and resources which it desperately needs.
The gym/pool is just a joke. The MLK building needs to be torn down as it is uncomfortable to take classes in. It is hard to focus in there. The library needs a wider selection. You should not need to go to other libraries when you pay a tuition for a school library that should be competent on the campus itself.
Bowie just needs to pay attention to small details more. Many of the buildings yell to be worked on. The place is not cheap, so money should not be used on those wide screen televisions all the time just an idea. The place does not have to be a replica of Hollywood just make it more attractive and kick out some of the bad influential students better yet have a screening system for requirements to get in. This won't happen overnight but is some advice for the school and students to utilize.