Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU)

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania can be found in Bloomsburg, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around eight thousand students are enrolled at BU.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 950 - 1150 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. BU has an acceptance rate of about 84% with 29% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was reported as 84.2% in Fall 2020 with over 8,170 college applications submitted to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 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

  • BU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • BU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.6%
  • 2017-2018: 73.3%
  • 2018-2019: 76.8%
  • 2019-2020: 84.2%
  • Projected BU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 73.7%

How Does Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for BU is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bucknell University34.2%
Susquehanna University72.0%
Lycoming College62.3%
Wilkes University78.6%
King's College80.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math470 - 570
Total Score950 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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