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BC Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into BC? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,541 out of 7,187 applicants or 49% were admitted making BC a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Bridgewater College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,253 2,934 7,187
Accepted 2,131 1,410 3,541
Acceptance Rate 50% 48% 49%
Enrolled 287 255 542
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Bridgewater College 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 BC regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bridgewater College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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 1000 1200
SAT Reading 500 610
SAT Math 500 580
ACT Composite 20 27
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >64%
23 to 27 Avg + 49%-64%
20 to 23 Avg - 38%-49%
17 to 20 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 17 Low <28%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >62%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 49%-62%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 36%-49%
900 to 1000 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 900 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Bridgewater College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bridgewater College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to BC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bridgewater College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231581 IPEDS survey data for Bridgewater College.