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Bridgewater State Admission Requirements

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Bridgewater State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Bridgewater State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bridgewater State is 82%.  It ranks #52 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Bridgewater State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,865 out of 9,555 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 950/1140 ACT 19/26). Bridgewater State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.23. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bridgewater State application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bridgewater State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 78% of students submitted SAT scores and 6% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Bridgewater State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
78%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Bridgewater State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Bridgewater State ranks #38 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >90%
1045 to 1140 Avg + 82%-90%
950 to 1045 Avg - 71%-82%
855 to 950 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 855 Low <56%
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Bridgewater State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-26 
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 26
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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bridgewater State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
22 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
19 to 22 Avg - 72%-82%
16 to 19 Reach 60%-72%
Less than 16 Low <60%
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Bridgewater State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.23
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Bridgewater State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Bridgewater State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bridgewater State University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bridgewater State accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Bridgewater State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.6% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.5% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.3% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 29.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.9% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Bridgewater State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,662 3,893 9,555
Accepted 4,823 3,042 7,865
Acceptance Rate 85% 78% 82%
Enrolled 827 562 1,389
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
9

Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bridgewater State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bridgewater State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bridgewater State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Bridgewater State University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Bridgewater State University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Bridgewater State. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bridgewater State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1140. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bridgewater State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 6% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.