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Bridgewater State Admission Requirements

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Chances of getting into Bridgewater State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.1%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bridgewater State and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #69 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,135 out of 6,806 applicants were admitted making Bridgewater State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Bridgewater State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Bridgewater State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bridgewater State University?

Bridgewater State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >94%
1070 to 1150 Avg + 90%-94%
990 to 1070 Avg - 84%-90%
910 to 990 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 910 Low <76%
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Bridgewater State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
6%
ACT Scores for Bridgewater State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Bridgewater State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bridgewater State?

Admission data indicates that Bridgewater State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bridgewater State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >94%
22 to 25 Avg + 90%-94%
19 to 22 Avg - 84%-90%
16 to 19 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 16 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Bridgewater State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bridgewater State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bridgewater State accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bridgewater State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

Admission Statistics

Bridgewater State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,979 2,827 6,806
Accepted 3,648 2,487 6,135
Acceptance Rate 92% 88% 90%
Enrolled 875 643 1,518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 26% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bridgewater State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bridgewater State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bridgewater State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165024 IPEDS survey data for Bridgewater State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Bridgewater State. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Bridgewater State. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1150. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 6% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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