BGSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Bowling Green State University Main Campus
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into BGSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,311 out of 17,034 applicants were admitted making BGSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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BGSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT21%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||440|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||880|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||990|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bowling Green State University Main Campus?
Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 21 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1100 and Above||Good||>81%|
|990 to 1100||Avg +||72%-81%|
|880 to 990||Avg -||60%-72%|
|770 to 880||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 770||Low||<47%|
BGSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT91%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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 BGSU?
Admission data indicates that BGSU 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>83%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||72%-83%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||63%-72%|
|17 to 19||Reach||52%-63%|
|Less than 17||Low||<52%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Bowling Green State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bowling Green State University Main Campus was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BGSU accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||15%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||24%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||8%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
70% 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||12%|
|Top 25% of class||34%|
|Top 50% of class||70%|
|Bottom 50% of class||30%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||29%||27%|
Applications are DueJul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply176
Applicants have 176 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to BGSU before the Jul 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Bowling Green State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
21% of students submit their SAT scores to BGSU. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to BGSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1100. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.