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 eleven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 970 (25th percentile) to 1150 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to BSU. We were able to estimate the Bridgewater State University (BSU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bridgewater State University admits approximately 90 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, roughly 19 percent of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Bridgewater State University (BSU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bridgewater State University (BSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bridgewater State University was reported as 87.7% in Fall 2020 with over 9,800 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: 20 - 25
  • BSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 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 BSU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 81.0%
  • 2017-2018: 80.4%
  • 2018-2019: 90.1%
  • 2019-2020: 87.7%
  • Projected BSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.2%

How Does Bridgewater State University (BSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for BSU is fifty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Massachusetts-Boston76.1%
Brown University7.1%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth74.8%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences85.3%
Simmons College73.1%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bridgewater State University (BSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math480 - 570
Total Score970 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score20 - 25
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