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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.2%
Admission Difficulty for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #95 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,876 out of 8,165 applicants were admitted making Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #54 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >90%
1050 to 1150 Avg + 84%-90%
950 to 1050 Avg - 76%-84%
850 to 950 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 850 Low <64%
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
8%
ACT Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

Admission data indicates that Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #54 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >91%
20 to 23 Avg + 84%-91%
18 to 20 Avg - 77%-84%
16 to 18 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 16 Low <69%
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #58 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

68% of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 7%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,319 2,846 8,165
Accepted 4,387 2,489 6,876
Acceptance Rate 82% 87% 84%
Enrolled 1,227 765 1,992
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 31% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
165

Applicants have 165 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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=211158 IPEDS survey data for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

FAQs

Does Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 8% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1150. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 8% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.