The acceptance rate at BGSU is 75%. It ranks #40 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Bowling Green State University Main Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,057 out of 17,341 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent (SAT 1020/1210 ACT 20/26). Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The BGSU application fee is $45 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Bowling Green State University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1120
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bowling Green State University Main Campus?
Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. BGSU ranks #18 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into BGSU?
Admission data indicates that BGSU 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bowling Green State University Main Campus.
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What GPA do you need to get into Bowling Green State University Main Campus?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into BGSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bowling Green State University Main Campus was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as BGSU accepts 75% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||21.4%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||16.6%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.9%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.6%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||11.7%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||2.2%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.1%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
76% of Bowling Green State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18.9%|
|Top 25% of class||42.7%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||25%||24%|
Applicants have 145 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Bowling Green State University Main Campus is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to Bowling Green State University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201441 IPEDS survey data for Bowling Green State University Main Campus.
21% of students submit their SAT scores to BGSU. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
75% of those who apply are granted admission to BGSU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1210. 21% 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 20 and 26. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.