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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Bridgewater State Admissions

Bridgewater State University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into Bridgewater State University each year. Out of 8,807 applications received in 2023, 7,725 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Bridgewater State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/15 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Bridgewater State University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.

Bridgewater State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bridgewater State University's admissions stats.

Bridgewater State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Mean SAT Score 1118
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14.3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0.6%
Waitlist No

Bridgewater State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bridgewater State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 December 15

Applying Early to Bridgewater State University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Bridgewater State University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Bridgewater State University accepts about 95% of early action applicants and 88% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Bridgewater State University admitted 2,887 of the 3,27 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bridgewater State University Admissions

Is Bridgewater State University Challenging To Get Into?

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

In 2022, Bridgewater State accepted 88% of students, approximately 7,725 from the 8,807 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Bridgewater State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bridgewater State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Bridgewater State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Bridgewater State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Bridgewater State University for more information on admission factors.

Bridgewater State University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bridgewater State University?

Students admitted to Bridgewater State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Bridgewater State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 14.3% of Bridgewater State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bridgewater State University?

To be competitive with other Bridgewater State University applicants, you should aim to score between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bridgewater State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bridgewater State University student is 1118.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bridgewater State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bridgewater State University students scored 615 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bridgewater State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bridgewater State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Bridgewater State University

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

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 University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Bridgewater State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bridgewater State University?

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

Does Bridgewater State University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Bridgewater State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bridgewater State University?

❌ No, Bridgewater State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Bridgewater State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Bridgewater State University's acceptance rate is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bridgewater State University?

❌ Bridgewater State University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State University was 95% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Bridgewater State University?

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Bridgewater State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bridgewater State? Bridgewater State is a somewhat selective institution. The Bridgewater State acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 615

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1030 to 1200


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bridgewater State students is 1118. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bridgewater State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bridgewater State.

Bridgewater State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bridgewater State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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