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BC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.8%
Admission Difficulty for Bridgewater College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into BC? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,949 out of 7,486 applicants were admitted making BC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average 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 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
990-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Bridgewater College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bridgewater College?

Bridgewater College typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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
1180 and Above Good >66%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 53%-66%
990 to 1085 Avg - 40%-53%
895 to 990 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 895 Low <28%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for Bridgewater College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Bridgewater College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 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 >66%
23 to 26 Avg + 53%-66%
20 to 23 Avg - 40%-53%
17 to 20 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 17 Low <28%

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 53% 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

Admission Statistics

Bridgewater College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,597 2,888 7,486
Accepted 2,475 1,474 3,949
Acceptance Rate 54% 51% 53%
Enrolled 325 275 600
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 19% 15%

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.