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Bridgewater State Admission Requirements

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Bridgewater State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.7%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater State University
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Bridgewater State and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #67 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,591 out of 9,800 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 58 percent. Bridgewater State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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 submit SAT scores and 6% submit ACT scores.

Bridgewater State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
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 1060

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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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >93%
1060 to 1150 Avg + 88%-93%
970 to 1060 Avg - 81%-88%
880 to 970 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 880 Low <72%
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Bridgewater State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
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 20
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #27 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bridgewater State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 22 Avg - 83%-88%
18 to 20 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 18 Low <76%
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Bridgewater State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
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 3.2 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 88% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Bridgewater State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,715 4,085 9,800
Accepted 5,124 3,467 8,591
Acceptance Rate 90% 85% 88%
Enrolled 937 674 1,611
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Bridgewater State University Admission 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?

88% 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.

What SAT score is required for Bridgewater State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1150. 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 20 and 25. 6% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.