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BC Admissions

If you want to apply to BC, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to BC?

Bridgewater College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is BC Hard To Get Into?

Getting into BC is moderately difficult. BC evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, BC accepted 76% of all applicants., around 2,805 of the 3,684 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like BC, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, BC waitlisted 57 students. Of those, 3 eventually got in.

What Does BC Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at BC

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

BC Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to BC must submit the following items. Double check with BC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into BC?

Students admitted to BC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At BC 15.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40.8% were in the top 25% and 70.9% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Bridgewater College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 75%

BC is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 83% of BC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for BC?

To be competitive with other BC applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1158 (or higher!) on the SAT. At BC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1158 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of BC students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of BC students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for BC?

To be most competitive at BC, you should strive to earn between 17 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for BC's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for BC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Bridgewater College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to BC.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in BC during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

BC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to BC?

Students who are admitted to BC must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does BC accept transfer credits?

BC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. BC accepts:

Does BC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

BC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to BC?

No, BC is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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BC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

76%

How hard is it to get into BC? BC is a somewhat selective institution. The BC acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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BC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BC is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

BC ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

17 to 27

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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BC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1158

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Math SAT Range

490 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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BC GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.56

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At BC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,597

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,460

Out-of-State

$38,460

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Application Deadline

May 1
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