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Bridgewater State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BRIDGEWATER, MA

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  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 B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

131 SUMMER STREET
BRIDGEWATER, MA 02325
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
From Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University is the largest of nine state universities in Massachusetts and continues to provide an affordable option for students in the region. Attend BSU for roughly a third of the cost of most private colleges - and with the Horace Mann Scholarship, attending is more affordable than ever for out-of-state students as well.

BSU is dedicated to student success. With intensive student-faculty engagement in the classroom - with an average class size of 22 students - and targeted support through the Academic Achievement Center, traditionally underserved and at-risk students are succeeding.

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Bridgewater State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,545 / 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
$6,423 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 73 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 72 responses

Majors

Photonics and Optical Engineering

With a degree in Photonics and Optical Engineering from BSU, you will solve challenges and design solutions using the next wave in technology – light! Your degree will help you design novel lasers and laser applications, create new chemical and biological sensors, and revolutionize transportation and telecommunications. You might even play a role in the next generation of quantum computing.

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,133 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,895
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Mostly friendly, busy
    67%
  • Commuter
    24%
  • Busy
    4%
  • Typical
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 78 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Welcoming
    33%
  • Committed to student success
    24%
  • Average
    20%
  • Meh
    9%
  • It deceives you
    7%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Awful
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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