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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language  2
Social Studies 2 
History 2 
Academic Electives 2 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredDecember 30
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 PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address400 East Second Street
City, State, ZipBloomsburg, PA  17815-1301
Phone(570) 389-4316
Fax 
E-mailbuadmiss@bloomu.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Application Fee$35
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling, notification begins September 18
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNot reported
Early Action NotificationMay 1
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate78% of 9,330 applicants were admitted
   Women78% of 5,681 applicants were admitted
   Men78% of 3,649 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled2,661 (37%) of 7,236 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,431 (33%) of 4,403 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,230 (43%) of 2,833 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 475
Students Accepting Wait List Position 156
Students Admitted From Wait List 29
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.30
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math491 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
11%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading484 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing465 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
49%
Score of 300 - 400
16%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
25%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 61%
Bottom half: 39%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.33 3.49 561 591 21
Low 2.70 2.54 510 510 18
High 3.97 4.70 800 760 23
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