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Bridgewater State Admissions

If you want to apply to Bridgewater State, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 15 and the application fee is $50. 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.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Bridgewater State by December 15.

Applying Early to Bridgewater State?

Bridgewater State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Bridgewater State will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. Bridgewater State accepts about 93% of early action applicants* and 82% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, Bridgewater State admitted 3,455 of the 3,71 who applied 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.

How To Get Into Bridgewater State University

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

In 2021, Bridgewater State **accepted 82% of students, around 7,865 of the 9,555 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bridgewater State, 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.

What Does Bridgewater State 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 in the admissions process. 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 put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Bridgewater State

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

Bridgewater State Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Bridgewater State must submit the following items. Double check with Bridgewater State'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) 2
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bridgewater State?

Students admitted to Bridgewater State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Bridgewater State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 8.6%
3.50 and 3.74 12.5%
3.25 and 3.49 16.3%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 29.3%
2.00 and 2.49 6.9%
Bridgewater State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Bridgewater State 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, 91.5% of Bridgewater State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Bridgewater State?

The mean composite SAT score for a Bridgewater State student is 1050.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bridgewater State students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bridgewater State students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Bridgewater State?

To be most competitive at Bridgewater State, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bridgewater State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bridgewater State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Bridgewater State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bridgewater State.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

Bridgewater State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bridgewater State?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bridgewater State.

Does Bridgewater State accept transfer credits?

Bridgewater State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bridgewater State accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Bridgewater State?

No, Bridgewater State is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Bridgewater State's acceptance rate?

Bridgewater State's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State?

The early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State was 93% in 2021.

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Bridgewater State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

82%

How hard is it to get into Bridgewater State? Bridgewater State is a somewhat selective institution. The Bridgewater State acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.

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Bridgewater State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bridgewater State is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bridgewater State is Aug 1.

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

Bridgewater State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bridgewater State is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Bridgewater State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bridgewater State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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Bridgewater State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.23

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bridgewater State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. 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

10,651

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,732

Out-of-State

$16,872

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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