Chances of getting into Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.3%
Admission Difficulty for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 990

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bowling Green State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
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%
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BGSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Bowling Green State University Main Campus
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bowling Green State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

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High School GPA's for admitted Bowling Green State University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
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

High School Class Rank

70% of Bowling Green State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bowling Green State University Main Campus students
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%

Admission Statistics

Bowling Green State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,244 6,790 17,034
Accepted 7,404 4,904 12,311
Acceptance Rate 72% 72% 72%
Enrolled 1,859 1,414 3,273
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 29% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
176

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bowling Green State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bowling Green State University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bowling Green State University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.