C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Bridgewater State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
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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
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$15,737/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,805/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,351/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,791/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,157/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,344/ year

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
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,933Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Mostly friendly, busy
    68%
  • Commuter
    27%
  • Busy
    5%

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.69 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Welcoming
    37%
  • Average
    22%
  • Committed to student success
    20%
  • It deceives you
    9%
  • Meh
    9%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Some employees have an attitude
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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When I first learned I was going to Bridgewater State, I wasn’t the happiest. I couldn’t afford my top choice school, and I knew BSU didn’t specialize in my major of Political Science, as much as their Education and Science programs. However, after joining extracurricular groups, eventually becoming an executive board member of some; making the Dean’s List, and being offered competitive internship opportunities, I realized that it’s better to go to an average school and stand out than a more prestigious institution, where it’s harder to do so.
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I've always felt completely comfortable walking from one side of campus to the other side at night by myself, and I think that speaks very loudly of the safety of our campus. You rarely will walk across campus without seeing a police officer on a bike, golf cart, car, or even a horse! It's been increasingly getting better with students who have been sexually assaulted, and it's great knowing that students are becoming more comfortable telling superiors about these things happening. Bridgewater has made incredible strides in preventing sexual assault on campus, and providing support for those who have been a victim.
I have recently completed my first semester at BSU. From what I can tell, this is 100% a "suitcase school". During the week, the campus has lived in, people are everywhere, events are taking place, and the dining halls are filled. But once the weekends hit, the dorm buildings are empty, and the weekend events rarely happen. Food is decent. The Residence Halls are nice from the four I've been in/ invited to. People here are friendly. And there is a commuter rail stop that leads into South Station, Boston. The train stop is right in the middle of campus.