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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
Not reported
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address  
City, State, Zip Bowling Green, OH  43403
Phone (419) 372-2478
Fax  
E-mail choosebgsu@bgsu.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline February 1
Early Action Notification Not Reported
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Application Fee $45
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification Rolling, notification begins August 1
Accept Offer of Admission June 1
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations     X  
Essay     X  
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities     X  
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 14,891 applicants were admitted
   Women 74% of 8,974 applicants were admitted
   Men 72% of 5,917 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 4,451 (41%) of 10,957 admitted students enrolled
   Women 2,502 (37%) of 6,681 admitted students enrolled
   Men 1,949 (46%) of 4,276 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not Reported
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 519 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 1%
  Score of 600 - 700 20%
  Score of 500 - 600 41%
  Score of 400 - 500 31%
  Score of 300 - 400 6%
  Score of 200 - 300 1%
SAT Critical Reading 521 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 18%
  Score of 500 - 600 37%
  Score of 400 - 500 37%
  Score of 300 - 400 6%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 495 average
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 11%
  Score of 500 - 600 36%
  Score of 400 - 500 40%
  Score of 300 - 400 11%
  Score of 200 - 300 1%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.35
3.75 and Above 24%
3.50 - 3.74 16%
3.25 - 3.49 17%
3.00 - 3.24 15%
2.50 - 2.99 22%
2.00 - 2.49 6%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 4%
  Score of 24 - 29 33%
  Score of 18 - 23 56%
  Score of 12 - 17 6%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 71%
Bottom half: 29%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian 1%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported