Bowling Green, Ohio
BGSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Bowling Green State University Main Campus
How hard is it to get into BGSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate. Last year, 11,441 out of 15,629 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% 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 SAT13%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. 13 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|
|1300 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1185 to 1300||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1070 to 1185||Avg -||61%-73%|
|955 to 1070||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 955||Low||<48%|
BGSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bowling Green State University Main Campus.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>84%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||73%-84%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||64%-73%|
|17 to 19||Reach||54%-64%|
|Less than 17||Low||<54%|
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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BGSU accepts 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||28%||31%||29%|
Applications were DueJul 15, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 15, 2019.
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.