Chances of getting into Bridgewater College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.1%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into BC and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,203 out of 6,360 applicants were admitted making BC 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 63 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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BC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bridgewater College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >77%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 66%-77%
980 to 1075 Avg - 53%-66%
885 to 980 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 885 Low <40%
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BC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
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 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 20 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
26 and Above Good >77%
22 to 26 Avg + 66%-77%
18 to 22 Avg - 53%-66%
14 to 18 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #15 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BC accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bridgewater College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 4,049 2,311 6,360
Accepted 2,696 1,507 4,203
Acceptance Rate 67% 65% 66%
Enrolled 328 262 590
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

91% of students submit their SAT scores to BC. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

66% of those who apply are granted admission to BC. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 91% 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 18 and 26. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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