Bridgewater State is a public university located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,858 undergraduate students. The Bridgewater State acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 60% of students, Bridgewater State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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Criminal Justice and Safety Studies191 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems155 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching119 Graduates
Elementary Education91 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
Bridgewater State University Reviews
Everyone was willing to help, whether or not you asked.BSU students new to school/transfer students were able to post on the FB all year round to help out. Whether selling textbooks, finding roommates, tips for incoming Freshman that were useful&etc! Coming from a school where popularity was always something that mattered too highly and could be a deal breaker if you needed something, BSU is the opposite. The amount of clubs,activities and financial/academic help is incredible.Food is average and the commuter meal plan will last year half a semester (Two meals a day).Dinner and lunch at Bears Den are more affordable and better tasting. But Crimson dining hall has the BEST omlettes for breakfast. But make sure you look at your PLATES,UTENSILS&CUPS! They can be dirty with out you realizing.Best time to park in commuter lots: Before 8 am, around 1130am, 2pm and after!Parking is the WORST at 9am.Teachers are relaxed.Professors are genuinely human and realize we have lives besides class.
I loved the school when I was there. The classes were all a decent size and my department- Communications was fun! The professors were mostly great besides a few who were a bit pretentious. I commuted so I cant say much about living on campus or extracurriculars, BUT I loved the academic side of things. I wish they had more assistance for alumni though.
I've found such an amazing community here at Bridgewater. Coming as a transfer student, it has been the best experience to find faculty and staff that are willing to go the extra mile and make sure your needs are met. I have found so many incredible opportunities on campus including departmental honors, Greek Life, and the opportunity to be a Teacher's Assistant. It's also a great campus and really affordable as a commuter student!