Founded in 1840, Bridgewater State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Bridgewater State encompasses colleges of Science & Mathematics, Business, Education, and Humanities granting undergrad degrees in over 90 fields of study. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, BSU offers over 1000 study abroad programs in more than 50 countries around the globe. For LGBTQ students, the BSU Pride Center provides a safe zone and hosts a number of events throughout the year such as monthly discussions and a lavender graduation celebration.
Key Admissions Stats
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
BSU is a great School. The community and school spirit can be seen all over campus. It is not a large school, which I like.
Rachel from Taunton, MA
Bridgewater State is a very top of the line school with many student opportunities available. I have met so many educators who have been helpful throughout my experience. I know that Bridgewater State is going to put me on the right path to my career!
Shannon from Norton, MA
I think that Bridgewater State University is collectively a great school. It provides students with many opportunities, both in academics and extra curricular activities. Its medium sized campus allows the student to have a comfortable environment without feeling overwhelmed.
Ashley from Seekonk, MA
Bridgewater State University is a great school, so far they work well with me and my learning disabilities. My professors are great, they work hard to teach the other students and I. Over all My school is great and is very helpful with my disabilities.
Sarah from weymouth, MA
Bridgewater State University is an innovative, growing university that provides an excellent education both through academics and co-curricular activity. BSU transforms its students into career ready professionals and global citizens. It is a jewel among state schools in MA and I would bargain the best of them all.
Gabriella from Taunton, MA
The professors help you make your experience here a success academically and socially. There are always things happenning on campus and in the surrounding area. The classroom settings are very dynamic and programs offer both in and out of classroom experiences.
Krystal from Dartmouth, MA
Overall I think Bridgewater State University is a great school and I love it here. There are so many things to do outside of class and so many great people. The teachers are very helpful and it's just a great school all around.
Nicole from Weymouth, MA
Bridgewater State University is a great place to learn. The teachers and faculty are great and the campus is very diverse. the best part about BSU is how friendly everyone is!