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  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
    C+
Bridgewater State is a public university located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,826 undergraduate students. The Bridgewater State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Psychology, Management Sciences and Information Systems, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 59% of students, Bridgewater State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
About Bridgewater State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
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
Neither required nor recommended
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
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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.65 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,826Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Mostly friendly, busy
    68%
  • Commuter
    26%
  • Busy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Welcoming
    38%
  • Average
    21%
  • Committed to student success
    19%
  • 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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Bridgewater State University is a great school, especially for the money. When I was deciding where to attend college as a senior in high school, I weighed all of my options. I compared the amount of money I would need to go into debt at each school and realized I could go to Bridgewater for all four years what one year at some schools was going to cost me. Not wanting to be thousands of dollars in debt made choosing Bridgewater a little easier for me.
The honors program at the school allows for smaller class sizes which is great! Although even my non honors classes so far have had small numbers. Bridgewater isn’t a huge school, but it’s also not small, for me it was the perfect size!
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I enjoy going here very much. The classes are smaller so you get the attention you deserve. There are many resources available to help you keep your grades up (Tutoring, academic coaching, writing center). The environment is very friendly, and the food is good!
I transferred to BSU after completing the Mass Transfer Program at Massasoit Community College. BSU is a great campus with sources everywhere if help is needed for anything! Professors are great and the location is great because it is super close to home! Overall, BSU is a great college and very convenient!