If you are considering submitting an application to Bowling Green State University, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the application fee costs $45.
Here's an overiew of some of Bowling Green State University's admissions stats.
|Bowling Green State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18.9%|
|Mean SAT Score||1117|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||24%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||90%|
These are the application deadlines for Bowling Green State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||July 1||––|
Bowling Green State University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Bowling Green State University is moderately difficult. Bowling Green State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Bowling Green State University accepted 75% of students, about 13,057 from 17,341 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bowling Green State University, 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Bowling Green State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Bowling Green State University 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|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Bowling Green State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Bowling Green State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Bowling Green 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|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Bowling Green State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 64.4% submitted a class rank. At Bowling Green State University 18.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42.7% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.
At Bowling Green State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.4%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.6%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2.2%|
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 Bowling Green State University directly.
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.
Bowling Green State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Bowling Green 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, 24% of Bowling Green State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Bowling Green State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green State University student is 1117.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bowling Green State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bowling Green State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
To be most competitive at Bowling Green State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bowling Green State University'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bowling Green State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bowling Green State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Bowling Green State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Bowling Green State University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Bowling Green State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Bowling Green State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Bowling Green State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bowling Green State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Bowling Green State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Bowling Green State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Bowling Green State University?
❌ No, Bowling Green State University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not 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 may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Bowling Green State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Bowling Green State University has an acceptance rate of 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bowling Green State University?
❌ Bowling Green State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Bowling Green State University? Bowling Green State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bowling Green State University 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 Bowling Green State University is Jul 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bowling Green State University is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
26 and Above
20 to 26
20 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bowling Green State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Bowling Green State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1030 to 1200
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for Bowling Green State University students is 1117. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bowling Green State University, 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 Bowling Green State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Bowling Green State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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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