Admissions Information

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $45 for graduate school at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$45
Admission Informationchoose.bgsu.edu/
Online Applicationchoose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 71.82% and the yield is 27.48%. 6,872 men and 10,307 women applied to BGSU and 4,936 men and 7,402 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,399 men and 1,991 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,1796,87210,307
Admitted12,3384,9367,402
Enrolled3,3901,3991,991
Acceptance Rate 71.82%71.83%71.82%
Yield 27.48%28.34%26.90%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 708 students (22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,973 students (91%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 550 and the 25th percentile is 440. The SAT Math score is 550 (75th) and 440 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 24 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440550
SAT Math440550
ACT Composite1924
ACT Math1824
ACT English1824
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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BGSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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