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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Bridgewater State Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Bridgewater State, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to Bridgewater State for fall semester should anticipate a decision by December 15.

Bridgewater State Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Bridgewater State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Mean SAT Score 1106
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
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 February 1 December 15

Applying Early to Bridgewater State?

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

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

Bridgewater State accepts approximately 96% of early action applicants and 86% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Bridgewater State admitted 2,65 of the 2,76 who applied early action.

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

More on Bridgewater State University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Bridgewater State?

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 2021, Bridgewater State accepted 86% of students, around 7,671 from 8,881 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

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bridgewater State?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Bridgewater State

Curious about the factors that are considered by Bridgewater State 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
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
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Bridgewater State Application Requirements

To apply to Bridgewater State, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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
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?

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

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Bridgewater State 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, 17.9% of Bridgewater State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bridgewater State?

To be competitive with other Bridgewater State applicants, you should strive to score between 1020 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bridgewater State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bridgewater State student is 1106.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bridgewater State students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bridgewater State students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Bridgewater State?

To be most competitive at Bridgewater State, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bridgewater State'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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bridgewater State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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

More Information on 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

• Summer 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

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Bridgewater State?

❌ No, Bridgewater State is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting 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's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Bridgewater State is 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bridgewater State?

❌ Bridgewater State does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Bridgewater State was 96% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Bridgewater State?

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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 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


19 to 27


19 and Less


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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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Bridgewater State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 27 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


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1190


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1020 to 1190


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bridgewater State students is 1106. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bridgewater State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 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 3.21. 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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