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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
About Bridgewater State University...
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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,750/ 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
93%

Academics

Professors
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,858Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,700
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Mostly friendly, busy
    68%
  • Commuter
    24%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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
Report
  • 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
60%
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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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.
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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!