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grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Bridgewater State is a public university located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,681 undergraduate students. The Bridgewater State acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 61% of students, Bridgewater State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.

About

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
About Bridgewater State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football

Bridgewater State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
970-1150
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,323 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,141 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 68 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    3%
  • None
    63%
  • Some
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,681 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,782
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Mostly friendly, busy
    70%
  • Commuter
    25%
  • Busy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 73 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Welcoming
    36%
  • Committed to student success
    22%
  • Average
    20%
  • It deceives you
    8%
  • Meh
    8%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Some employees have an attitude
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 54 responses

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