If you are applying to BC, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of BC's admissions stats.
|BC 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15.9%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||17%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for Bridgewater College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 1|
BC does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. BC will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
BC accepts around 92% of early action applicants and 75% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, BC admitted 761 of the 828 who applied early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, BC waitlisted 35 students and 9 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 2 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does BC consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with BC for more information on admission factors.
To apply to BC, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with BC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to BC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. BC considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 71% submitted a class rank. At BC 15.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38.9% were in the top 25% and 73.1% were in the top 50%.
At Bridgewater College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||14.8%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14.1%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13.3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to BC directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
BC considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
BC has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 17% of BC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other BC applicants, you should aim to score between 1070 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At BC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of BC students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 545 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of BC students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 545 or higher.
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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
Can I defer my acceptance to BC?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to BC.
Does BC accept transfer credits?
✅ BC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. BC accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does BC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ BC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to BC?
❌ No, BC is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your ACT or SAT 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.
What is BC's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for BC is 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at BC?
❌ BC does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at BC?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at BC was 92% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into BC? BC is a somewhat selective institution. The BC acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At BC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. 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.
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