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Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Bridgewater State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bridgewater State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.4%
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 80% acceptance rate ranking it #53 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,097 out of 6,343 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 56 percent. Bridgewater State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Bridgewater State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Bridgewater State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bridgewater State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >87%
1145 to 1230 Avg + 80%-87%
1060 to 1145 Avg - 70%-80%
975 to 1060 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 975 Low <58%
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Bridgewater State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
4%
ACT Scores for Bridgewater State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Bridgewater State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 4 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
24 and Above Good >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 80%-87%
18 to 21 Avg - 70%-80%
15 to 18 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 15 Low <58%
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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 80% of all applicants.

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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 3,643 2,700 6,343
Accepted 3,003 2,094 5,097
Acceptance Rate 82% 78% 80%
Enrolled 876 630 1,506
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 30% 30%

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.