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BC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into BC? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,764 out of 7,241 applicants were admitted making BC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Bridgewater College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Estimated Average SAT 1150
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bridgewater College?

Bridgewater College typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 1150 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 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

Bridgewater College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >65%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 52%-65%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 39%-52%
955 to 1050 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 955 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Bridgewater College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Bridgewater College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 21
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into BC?

Admission data indicates that BC 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 14 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bridgewater College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bridgewater College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >67%
21 to 25 Avg + 52%-67%
18 to 21 Avg - 41%-52%
15 to 18 Reach 30%-41%
Less than 15 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Bridgewater College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bridgewater College was 3.5 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 BC accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bridgewater College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

82% of Bridgewater College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bridgewater College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Bridgewater College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,648 2,593 7,241
Accepted 2,398 1,366 3,764
Acceptance Rate 52% 53% 52%
Enrolled 299 235 534
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 17% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bridgewater College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bridgewater College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bridgewater College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231581 IPEDS survey data for Bridgewater College.