Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (BGSU)

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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus can be found in Bowling Green, OH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About eighteen thousand students are enrolled at BGSU.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 880 - 1100 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the BGSU average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. BGSU admits approximately 70% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 27% of students continue on to register and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the BGSU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 68%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BGSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was reported as 71.8% in Fall 2020 with over 17,200 college applications submitted to BGSU. 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

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

How Hard Is It to Get into Bowling Green State University-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BGSU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.1%
  • 2017-2018: 73.2%
  • 2018-2019: 72.3%
  • 2019-2020: 71.8%
  • Projected BGSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.7%

How Does BGSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for BGSU is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Michigan University74.1%
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.0%
University of Detroit Mercy77.5%
Ashland University71.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 BGSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math440 - 550
Total Score880 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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