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BGSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into BGSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,635 out of 14,632 applicants or 73% were admitted making BGSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Bowling Green State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,885 5,747 14,632
Accepted 6,530 4,105 10,635
Acceptance Rate 73% 71% 73%
Enrolled 2,043 1,349 3,392
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Bowling Green State University Main Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that BGSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bowling Green State University Main Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 980 1220
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >84%
21 to 24 Avg + 73%-84%
19 to 21 Avg - 64%-73%
17 to 19 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 17 Low <54%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >82%
1100 to 1220 Avg + 73%-82%
980 to 1100 Avg - 61%-73%
860 to 980 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 860 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Bowling Green State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bowling Green State University Main Campus was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BGSU accepts 73% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 56 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bowling Green State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201441 IPEDS survey data for Bowling Green State University Main Campus.



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