Bridgewater State University (BSU)

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Bridgewater State University can be found in Bridgewater, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. BSU has an enrollment of about twelve thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 890 (25th percentile) to 1090 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to BSU. We were able to estimate the Bridgewater State University (BSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bridgewater State University admits approximately 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, roughly 32 percent of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Bridgewater State University (BSU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 73%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bridgewater State University (BSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bridgewater State University was reported as 78.6% in Fall 2013 with over 5,920 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • BSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Bridgewater State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bridgewater State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.3%
  • 2010-2011: 65.8%
  • 2011-2012: 69.6%
  • 2012-2013: 73.3%
  • 2013-2014: 78.6%
  • Projected BSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 72.9%

How Does Bridgewater State University (BSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for BSU is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Massachusetts-Boston71.4%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth72.1%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences89.2%
Brown University9.2%
Johnson & Wales University-Providence76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bridgewater State University (BSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 24
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